The Meaning of Fever

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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. 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

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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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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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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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