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Expert Commentary

Tick Season

Katie MacDonald, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care and the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in Loudoun County. Inova Urgent Care offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at…

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Sun Safety Tips for Children and Families

Katie MacDonald, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care and the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in Loudoun County. Inova Urgent Care offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at…

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Protect Your Kids from Drowning

Dr. Rick Place is Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Inova Children’s Hospital (at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus in Falls Church, VA). Dr. Place is a board certified physician in both Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. Northern Virginia parents and caregivers: With the heat of the D.C. summer upon us, did you know these…

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For Kids Under 19, Summer is “Trauma Season” in the E.R.

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Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN is the Trauma Services Educator for the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center. Inova Loudoun Hospital is Loudoun County’s first and only designated trauma center.  Learn more at inova.org/trauma Cars, bikes, pools, lawn mowers and grills present most common dangers Finally, summer is here! Fire up the barbeque,…

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Stress Management for Dads: How Your Mental Health Impacts Your Kids

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Michael B. Moore, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist at the Inova Behavioral Health Outpatient Center at Merrifield. Parenting is hard work. When people talk about self-care and stress management, the discussion often focuses on moms. A mother’s mental well-being is incredibly important, of course — but we shouldn’t forget about dads. Fathers often feel like…

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Unmasking a Skin Condition Called Melasma

young woman smiling and covering half of her face

Sabrina Jawad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. She has nine years of experience and extensive knowledge administering various results-driven aesthetic services including laser hair removal, IPL, eMatrix, chemical peels and restorative facials.   You may not recognize the word “melasma,” but you probably know someone who has faced this challenging skin condition.…

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Measles 101

Katie MacDonald, MSN, CPNP and Erin Rovelli, RN, BSN serve patients at the Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital – Loudoun County’s only emergency facility solely dedicated to caring for children and adolescents. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in Loudoun County. Katie is also a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care.  Inova…

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The Benefits of Reflexology

Ken Brown is a board-certified licensed massage therapist and Level 3 Reiki Master with more than a decade of experience. He is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. The science of reflexology is based on the concept that the soles of our feet and the palms of our hands are…

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