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When was the last time you looked in the mirror with a satisfied smile and thought, “Wow, I look strong, I feel great and I’m healthy?” Has it been a while? Unfortunately, we tend to focus on our hips being too big, not having enough definition in our arms, those few extra pounds we can’t seem to get rid of or the wrinkles on our face. Our society has become... View Article

Feb 27 2014

Dr. Melanie Bean, Director of Clinical and Behavioral Services at the Healthy Lifestyles Center, shared her tips for developing heart healthy habits on Virginia This Morning. Here she answers a few additional questions about the Healthy Lifestyles Center and how it is designed to help children and their families learn healthy lifestyle habits.Can you tell us more about Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s Healthy Lifestyles Center?CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center is... View Article

Feb 18 2014

Spread the Love

Feb 13 2014

How do you spread love to your friends and family on Valentine’s Day? Do you send flowers? Give them a box of chocolates? This year, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is helping you show your special valentine’s how much you care with three fun e-cards you can share.Check out the Valentine’s Day tab on our Facebook page where you can send your friends and family an e-Valentine with a... View Article

Feb 13 2014

Please see the important recall information below from Graco and check your seats accordingly.Potential Problem:As part of our continuous product testing and improvement process, Graco identified that food and dried liquids that can make some harness buckles progressively more difficult to open over time or become stuck in the latched position. Therefore, Graco has decided to conduct a voluntary recall on the harness buckles used on all toddler convertible car... View Article

Feb 12 2014

With numerous products now labeled “gluten-free,” many parents may be wondering whether gluten is something to consider when selecting food for their families or if it’s just another passing fad. Dr. Martin Graham, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, gives us an inside look into gluten and the medical condition it often relates to, celiac disease.What is gluten?Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye, but not in oats,... View Article

Feb 7 2014