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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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Stroke victim rescued: 3-year-old saves father’s life via FaceTime

video still of a mom talking to her young daughter

Thank you to David Culver and the team at NBC Washington for sharing this amazing story. Using her father’s smartphone, 3-year old Molly McCabe was able to call her mother at work to report that her father seemed sick. By showing her mother where Daddy was on Facetime, mom was able to ascertain that her…

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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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Childhood Viruses of Winter: RSV

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. Winter is prime time for colds, flu and other viral infections. In fact, most children suffer from at least one viral infection…

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Childhood Viruses of Winter: Stomach Virus

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. Children and viral infections often go hand-in-hand, especially during the winter season. Most of the time, kids with common viral infections get…

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