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“We love it!” Nia Phillips, 7, and her mom, Tressy, said in unison when asked about CHoR. They’re especially big fans of our pulmonary team, having worked closely with these specialists over the past two years to address Nia’s serious and sometimes life-threatening asthma attacks. “They’re just a wonderful bunch in that pulmonary clinic,” Tressy says fondly. Dr. Michael Schechter is Nia’s pediatric pulmonologist. He specializes in caring for children... View Article

Jul 16 2018

Adults who smoke may have noticed laws have been passed in recent years that limit who can smoke, when they can smoke and where they can smoke. These changes have led to an increase in people smoking in their homes, their cars and 25 feet from the entrance to a place of work. Increased smoking in homes and in cars is a concerning health issue – especially regarding children and... View Article

Jul 12 2018

When a baby is born with a cleft lip and/or palate or another craniofacial condition, parents are faced with important decisions about surgery, recovery and ongoing care. Our Center for Craniofacial Care helps families through every step of the surgery and recovery process. The team is led by Dr. Jennifer Rhodes, the only full-time craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgeon in Virginia. She works hand-in-hand with Ruth Trivelpiece, speech therapist and... View Article

Jul 5 2018

Looking for worthwhile (and fun!) activities to fill those long summer days? Here’s one from speech-language pathologist Beth Wise. This letter-focused coloring activity combines learning and fun to help teach and reinforce important skills that are the basis for language and reading. “Letter Dot” Fish Fun This Letter Dot Fish template is ideal for helping a child learn to identify letters, letter sounds, and eventually words. It can be adapted... View Article

Jul 2 2018

Our doctors and clinical teams are continually involved in research aimed at determining the causes and most effective treatments for health conditions that impact children. Often, this research involves clinical trials of diagnostic and treatment options that offer great promise, but are not yet widely available. Dr. Amy Harper and Research Coordinator Kathy O’Hara in our neurology team are involved in clinical trials for pediatric muscular dystrophy treatments. On Friday,... View Article

Jul 2 2018

Autism used to be considered rare, but today approximately one in 60 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What’s causing the increase and what does it mean for kids and families? Autism and related conditions are in the public eye more than ever before. Celebrities are sharing their personal journeys with autism or Asperger syndrome, which is now grouped into the encompassing diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Meanwhile... View Article

Jun 29 2018

  U.S. News & World Report has recognized Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in its new 2018-19 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. CHoR is the only hospital in Virginia to rank in the nephrology and pulmonology categories. The hospital rose from No. 45 to No. 41 in nephrology and ranked No. 43 in pulmonology. This is the fifth time CHoR has been ranked for kidney care and its first ranking... View Article

Jun 26 2018

Connor Kelleher is a spirited, sports-loving 12-year-old. He plays football, basketball and baseball and dreams of becoming a professional athlete, sports announcer or sports writer someday. Over the past few years, Connor has made very important strides with his health, showing his bravery, resilience and characteristic sense of humor along the way. He’s undergone a series of intravenous treatments to manage the effects of a chronic medical condition. Over time,... View Article

Jun 20 2018

Online gaming continues to grow in popularity as one of the newest ways for kids to interact and play with one another from home, school and vacation or during a hospital stay. Using apps, websites and gaming consoles kids can watch, chat and play in real time with their friends – and with others they may not know well or even at all. Here are a few ways you can... View Article

Jun 13 2018

Pediatric residents and the physician mentors who have guided them gathered on Tuesday for a ceremony to honor the residents’ hard work and commitment to their medical education. The group also celebrated the members of the graduating class and their upcoming leap into the next stage of caring for children and families. For some, this means transitioning to faculty positions at CHoR, while others will be joining community practices or... View Article

Jun 11 2018