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Burnin’ Up

Jun 27 2013

Summer is a great time for cookouts, camping and fireworks. Unfortunately, it is also a time of increased injury.“With school out for the year and summer beginning, we start seeing more injuries occur as children get more involved in outdoor activities,” said Sam Bartle, MD, emergency medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. “When dealing with these potential safety hazards, nothing is better than awareness and close supervision... View Article

Jun 27 2013

Like most 16-year-olds, Dusty Moore likes music and sports. But in October, he traded his favorite tunes for soothing classical music. Why?  A particularly rough night on the football field resulted in a traumatic brain injury (TBI, also referred to as a concussion), and Dusty was on what his doctors called “brain rest.”During a Friday night home game, Dusty, a high school junior, ran a play he had practiced many... View Article

Jun 25 2013

Is there a gun where your child plays? It’s a question we don’t always think to ask, but it could save our child’s life.June 21 is ASK Day – a day started by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center to Prevent Youth Violence to encourage parents to ask other parents if there is a gun in their home before allowing their child to go over to play.About... View Article

Jun 21 2013

When Tragedy Strikes

Jun 20 2013

With recent events like the Sandy Hook massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing and even the Oklahoma tornado flooding our news, it is often hard for us to understand these tragedies, much less explain them to our kids. It becomes especially difficult when other children are involved in horrific events like the tornado that hit Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary Schools in Texas. Our initial instincts urge us to shield our... View Article

Jun 20 2013

With all of the different terms from SPF, to UVB to Broad Spectrum, protecting your child’s skin from the sun sounds more complicated than it should. To top it off, the changing regulations and differing opinions on the best sun safety skincare practices are enough to confuse just about anyone looking for the best method to protect their child from the sun’s harmful rays this summer. But with the potential... View Article

Jun 18 2013

 As you have probably heard, there are some exciting things happening at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Not only was CHoR recently ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, but VCU Health System has announced a proposed model for a new, free-standing children’s hospital! The momentum for advancing children’s health is incredible.Because so many things have happened in such a short time,... View Article

Jun 13 2013

             VCU Health System Presents Plan for a New, Free-standing Children’s Hospital  Proposal marks the next phase of a multi-year investment to advance children’s health RICHMOND, Va., (June 11, 2013) –Virginia Commonwealth University Health System today announced that it has proposed a model for a new free-standing children’s hospital to the VCU Health System Authority for its consideration. The proposal was developed following an extensive analysis that was requested by the... View Article

Jun 11 2013

U.S. News & World Report has named Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) among the top nationally ranked pediatric nephrology (kidney care) programs in the country.In 2010, CHoR identified a critical need for better access to pediatric kidney care in Richmond. In response to this gap in care, CHoR expanded its nephrology program, hired a multidisciplinary team of specialists, opened additional satellite clinics for increased access and tripled appointment... View Article

Jun 11 2013

In honor of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s 3rd birthday, were celebrating the many children whose lives have been impacted by our doctors, nurses and staff. Over the past three years, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) has treated children like Trace, the young infant born with a life threatening congenital heart defect, ensuring he, along with other children, can celebrate many healthy and happy birthdays to come. In... View Article

Jun 6 2013