Answering Parents’ Questions About Childhood Vaccines

Emily R. Faltemier, MD, is board-certified in family medicine and specializes in pediatrics, women’s health and primary care for adults. Dr. Faltemier sees patients at Family Medicine of Clifton/Centreville. The Internet is full of misleading or downright false information about vaccines. Parents want to do what’s best for their children, but they get conflicting messages.…

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COVID-19 and Children – Six Months In

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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. Although it feels like much longer, it has only been six months since the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was…

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Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital Receives Prestigious Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association

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Leesburg, VA – The Children’s Emergency Room at Inova Loudoun Hospital (ILH) has been selected as a recipient of the Emergency Nurses Association’s (ENA) 2020 Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional and innovative performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The Children’s Emergency Room at ILH is one of only 25 hospital ERs internationally and…

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These 5 Tips Can Help Parents Give Children Medicine With Ease

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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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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7 Facts All Parents Should Know About Ear Infections

February is Kids Ear, Nose and Throat Health Month. Learn what to expect the next time your little one experiences ear pain.   “Ow, my ear hurts!” Parents of young children have probably heard this refrain more times than they can count. Those with infants or toddlers have likely stayed awake many a late night…

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Developmental Milestones: How to Help Your Baby Grow and Develop

Kacie Demetros, MS OTR/L CEIM, is a pediatric occupational therapist at the Inova Loudoun Hospital Outpatient Specialty Rehabilitation Center. She is a member of the rehabilitation team for the hospital’s NICU Follow-Up Clinic. Rolling over. Grasping a toy. Sitting up without help. Babies experience amazing developmental milestones in their first year, each at their own…

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Is Your Little One Coughing? It Could Be Bronchiolitis

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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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