Are You Eligible for Medicaid in Virginia?

Good news! The Medicaid rules in Virginia have changed. As of January 1, 2019, more people are eligible for low-cost or no-cost health coverage. Are you one of them? Who is Eligible for Medicaid coverage? More Virginia residents between the ages of 19 and 64 now qualify for Medicaid. Legal Virginia residents, ages 19 to…

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The Common Cold: Symptoms and Treatment

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Nandini Koka, MD is the Medical Director for Inova Urgent Care.  Inova offers 11 convenient urgent care locations across Northern Virginia. All centers are open daily – even on weekends – and serve patients of all ages. Sniffles, sneezes, and coughs: A guide to upper respiratory infections Sniffling, sneezing and coughing are unfortunately some of…

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A Guide to Child Passenger Safety

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Car seat, booster seat and seatbelt tips for kids of all ages Dr. B. Jill McCabe 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. It is also the first and only sensory-friendly ER in the region. …

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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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A Guide to E. Coli and Foodborne Illnesses

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Meredith Porter, MD is a board certified family physician with 22 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…

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Flu Season: How to Keep Your Family Healthy

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Katie Zinicola, MSN, CPNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner with Commonwealth Emergency Physicians. Click here to learn more about Inova Urgent Care services and locations. Preparing for Flu Season While this time of year brings cool weather fun, it also brings influenza – other wise known as the flu. This dreaded virus can cause fever,…

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Sarah Zgainer, MSN, C-PNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner with Commonwealth Emergency Physicians. Click here to learn more about Inova Urgent Care services and locations. It’s that time of year when the leaves are changing colors, weather is getting cooler, and the magic of Halloween is right around the corner. While Halloween is an exciting…

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