The Meaning of Fever

mom taking child's temperature

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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A Guide to Foodborne Illness

a spread of food at a potluck dinner

Meredith Porter, MD is a board-certified family physician with 23 years of clinical experience who is a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care services. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care with staff who are cross-trained in the pediatric emergency room…

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Bug Bites, Be Gone!

bug bites

How to deal with your kids’ mosquito, tick and spider bites (and other outdoor ailments) this season Late summer is often spent outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather. Perhaps you want to take the family on picnic, a weekend hike, or for one last dip in the local stream. Maybe you’re even considering a weekend camping…

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Tick Season

Katie MacDonald, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care and 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 first and only sensory-friendly ER in Loudoun County. Inova Urgent Care offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at…

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Sun Safety Tips for Children and Families

Katie MacDonald, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Inova Urgent Care and 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 first and only sensory-friendly ER in Loudoun County. Inova Urgent Care offers specialized pediatric urgent care services at…

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Protect Your Kids from Drowning

Northern Virginia parents and caregivers: With the heat of the D.C. summer upon us, did you know these sobering facts about kids and drowning? In Virginia, drownings are the leading cause of unintentional injury death for children ages 1 to 4, and the second leading cause of death in all children. For every child who…

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For Kids Under 19, Summer is “Trauma Season” in the E.R.

kid on bike with helmet

Jordan Tyczka, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN is the Trauma Services Educator for the Inova Virts Miller Family Emergency and Trauma Center. Inova Loudoun Hospital is Loudoun County’s first and only designated trauma center.  Learn more at inova.org/trauma Cars, bikes, pools, lawn mowers and grills present most common dangers Finally, summer is here! Fire up the barbeque,…

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Spring is in the Air: A Guide to Seasonal Allergies

Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 23 years of clinical experience and a lead physician for Inova Urgent Care. Inova Urgent Care centers are open seven days a week – including holidays, except Christmas Day – and treat walk-in patients of all ages. Select centers offer specialized pediatric care where staff is cross-trained…

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