Inova Children’s Hospital Named Among Best Hospitals in the Country for Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report

Washington, D.C. – June 15, 2021 – Inova Children’s Hospital, recently renamed Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital, has been recognized as a Best Children’s Hospital for Neonatology by U.S. News & World Report. Inova’s Neonatology specialty ranked #40 in the country. The hospital also ranked #3 in the Commonwealth of Virginia and #13 in the…

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Cytomegalovirus: What You Should Know About CMV in Pregnancy

Luis Martin Gomez, MD, MsCE, is board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics and gynecology. He specializes in high-risk pregnancies and practices at Perinatal Associates of Northern Virginia and the Inova Health System. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) may be the most common virus you’ve never heard of. For most people, the virus is a minor inconvenience — if…

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5 Tips to Prevent Birth Defects

Healthy behaviors before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects  Stephanie J. Williams, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN with Inova Obstetrics and Gynecology in Shirlington. She delivers babies at Inova Alexandria Hospital. Today, March 3, marks World Birth Defects Day. If you plan to expand your family any time soon, now is the right…

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How to Maximize Heart Health During Pregnancy

Sheila Khianey, MD, is a cardiologist with the Inova Heart and Vascular Institute practicing at the Inova Cardiology offices in Ashburn and Fairfax. She is board-certified in cardiology and internal medicine. The human body is a remarkable thing, especially when it comes to pregnancy. And pregnancy brings major changes. An expectant mother’s heart has to…

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Infant Safety: Car Seats, Puffy Coats and Other Tips

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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Breastfeeding Problems? We Can Help!

Karen Bodnar, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician at Inova Children’s Hospital and breastfeeding medicine specialist at the Inova Center for Breastfeeding Medicine. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, and is an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Feeding your baby seems like it should be the…

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Philanthropic Support for Babies

nurses give baby neonatal care

Inova Alexandria Hospital spring campaign supports NICU Each year, at least 250 of the 3,600 babies delivered at Inova Alexandria Hospital (IAH) will spend some time in the Charlotte and Walter Jones Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). They require special attention and support, which is why the NICU was selected by the IAH Foundation Board…

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