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By Sean McKenna, MD, Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCUPeople tend to spend more time indoors and in close quarters during the winter, which creates an environment where viruses are transmitted quickly. While news stories caution us about the flu, we are just beginning to hear about norovirus.  Here’s what parents need to know:What is norovirus?A typical norovirus infection is known as “gastroenteritis,” because... View Article

Jan 31 2013

Karrah Bauserman can recall being bullied by classmates about her weight for as long as she can remember. As a child, Karrah was unable to participate in sports and activities with her fellow peers because she would quickly run out of breath. At the age of 13 she weighed her heaviest, about 200 pounds, and as her weight increased, so did the teasing. Karrah decided she had to make a... View Article

Jan 24 2013

Paula Belmonte had a fairly easy pregnancy until she went into preterm labor 12 weeks before her due date. Four days later, her son Santiago was born weighing 1 lb. 5 oz. and measuring 12.25 in. Paula says the next 161 days were some of the hardest she ever experienced.VCU Medical Center is a Level III, state-designated regional perinatal center – this means that together with Children’s Hospital of Richmond... View Article

Jan 8 2013