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The Vaping Epidemic: Get the Facts

B. Jill McCabe, MD, 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 county’s first and only sensory-friendly ER. Katie is also a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care. Specialized pediatric…

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Heatstroke: Know the Signs

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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. Increasing temperatures coinciding with mid-summer activities and late summer athletic training schedules brings with it the risk of…

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A Terrifying Health Scare: NBC’s “TODAY” Show Features Inova Doctor and Grateful Patient

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TV reporter shares the spotlight with her life-saving Inova physician team Kim Jones, an NFL Network reporter, experienced a terrifying health event in November 2018 while reporting on the Washington Redskins at a press conference. “My neck got hot on both sides. I walked outside and I tripped. Immediately I knew something was wrong,” recalls…

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Fever Phobia: When To Worry About Your Child’s Temperature

Board-certified pediatric emergency physician Eugenie Charles, MD, and Erin Rovelli, RN, 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. Fevers are practically a universal rite of childhood. Fortunately, fever is not as dangerous as many parents fear. As…

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Inova hospitals continue to fight opioid epidemic with E.R. opioid-reduction initiatives

Curbing an Epidemic Emergency rooms take steps to reduce opioid use The statistics are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose. And this number continues to rise. To help deter opioid addiction in our community, the Emergency Departments (EDs) of Inova Mount Vernon…

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Mind Games: Concussions, CTE and Sports

Melissa Womble, PhD, is a neuropsychologist with specialized training in concussion management. She is the director of the Inova Sports Medicine Comprehensive Concussion Center.   The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently reported on a study that analyzed the brains of deceased former high-school, college and professional football players. In the sample of…

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9 Water Safety Tips Every Parent Needs to Know

Board-certified pediatric emergency physician Ronnie Waldrop, MD, and nurse Erin Rovelli, RN, 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. With summer in full swing, we’re all looking for ways to stay cool. Whether your family enjoys a dip in the…

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Childhood Viruses of Winter: Croup

Board Certified Pediatric Emergency Physician Dr. Ronnie Waldrop and Erin Rovelli, RN 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. As a parent or caregiver, odds are high that you’re familiar with runny noses and stomach aches. Indeed, most children wind up…

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Childhood Viruses of Winter: The Common Cold

Board Certified Pediatric Emergency Physician Dr. Ronnie Waldrop and Erin Rovelli, RN 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. The winter season often brings respiratory infections and stomach bugs, especially among children. What should you know about caring for kids with…

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Childhood Viruses of Winter: Influenza

Board Certified Pediatric Emergency Physician Dr. Ronnie Waldrop and Erin Rovelli, RN 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. They call it flu season for a reason. Most children suffer from at least one viral infection every winter, and influenza is…

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