FNA Blog

DEA National RX Take Back Day

On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will hold its 16th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Held on the last Saturday of April and October of every year, this national event addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue.  Since its introduction to the public on September 25, 2010,

Isabelle’s Story

On October 6, 2016, I had a routine ultrasound. Everything looked great! Our baby was a healthy weight, had a strong heartbeat and was in a perfect gender-revealing position. I was overjoyed to find out we were having a little girl and could not wait to share the news with my husband. I ran home

World Prematurity Awareness

This month, and today especially, Fairfax Neonatal Associates, P.C. would like to recognize all the babies born too soon. Share your story to spread awareness of the 1 in 10 babies that are born prematurely. 

March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program at Inova Children’s Hospital

By Tara Murray, NFS Program Coordinator Babies born even just a few weeks too soon can face serious health challenges and are at risk for lifelong disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, lung problems, and vision and hearing loss. Every year, in the United States, 1 in 10 babies is born prematurely. Every year, worldwide, 15

2017 Signature Chefs Auction Ambassador Family: The Allars

Having three premature babies changes your life. Our story began in January of 2007 when my husband and I learned we were expecting our first child! At the initial 8-week check-up we saw our baby’s heart beat for the first time, and were given a due date of September 8th, my husband’s birthday!  Unfortunately at

Stephen Spurr, MD Presents Vermont Oxford iNICU “Choosing Antibiotics Wisely” Core Webinar

Dr. Stephen Spurr, a specialist in neonatology at Fairfax Neonatal Associates, proposes an initiative aimed at quality improvement in the Fair Oaks NICU during the Vermont Oxford iNICU “Choosing Antibiotics Wisely” core webinar. Throughout the presentation, which addresses an international audience, Dr. Spurr discusses the need to reduce unnecessary sepsis evaluations and antibiotic exposure to infants.

2017 ICH-FNA NICU Reunion

Each year at Inova Children’s Hospital we celebrate the children that have graduated from the neonatal intensive care unit at the NICU Reunion. This year was exceptional thanks to the wonderful weather and the new outdoor venue. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWNfrUmlSpK/?taken-by=fna_pc Watch our Instagram and Facebook pages for more pictures and tag yours with #ichfnanicureunion2017 so we can

March for Babies

Thank you to everyone involved in Sunday’s March for Babies in Reston, Virginia. Despite the unseasonably cold weather, it was heartwarming to be with all to hope, remember, and celebrate! We applaud our community and their support of the March of Dimes’ efforts to help babies born too soon and their families in need. #marchforbabies #marchofdimes