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Inova Health System is partnering with George Mason University (GMU) and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to conduct a COVID-19 serology (antibody) study to analyze the incidence of COVID-19 in children in Northern Virginia.  Inova is recruiting approximately 1,000 children, ages 0 to 19 for the study. Child participants will be asked to provide…

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Falls Church, VA – Among tens of thousands of registered nurses working in the Washington, DC metro area, 18 extraordinary nurses from Inova Alexandria Hospital, Inova Children’s Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital and Inova Mount Vernon Hospital have been  selected as 2020 Star Nurses Finalists. This new award program is co-sponsored by The Washington Post and…

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Ensuring a Bright Future for Healthcare in our Communities COVID-19 has put us on the frontline of a battle against a global pandemic that has upended our lives. I share the worry that this situation creates for everyone and would like to update you with important information on what we are doing to navigate this…

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Correct dosage and added flavor are just a few ways to make the medicine go down Giving infants and toddlers medications come with challenges – from measuring a correct dose to watching your little one spit everything back at you. Brooke Shuster, MD, Associate Medical Director of Inova’s Pediatric Hospitalist Group, shares doctor-approved tips to help…

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Dr. Adam Bullock is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Inova Children’s Hospital. He is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Wintertime in our Northern Virginia brings lots of cases of irritating coughs in young children to the emergency room. One of the most common causes is a condition called bronchiolitis. In fact,…

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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. Of all childhood afflictions, fever likely represents the most commonly feared condition in young children. By far, it…

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5 important ways to protect your newborn’s safety Major baby-proofing typically kicks into high gear just before a little one becomes mobile and is starting to show signs that they may be able to roll off an elevated surface. Prior to this point, keeping baby safe mostly revolves around the infant’s tiny world, which is…

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