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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Now is a great time to “brush up” on the important tips our specialists recommend for proper dental care for children. Your dental health matters too. From daily brushing and flossing to keeping up with regular visits to your dentist, always set a good example with your own dental care habits!1. The magic number is “2.” Be sure your children brush 2 times... View Article

Feb 27 2015

Dr. Stefanie Reed is a pediatric chief resident at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.I was recently out to lunch with some friends and the topic drifted to alternative careers – ‘the fallback plan’. Everyone else had ideas – from a chef or event planner – to an author. When it was my turn I thought really hard. I enjoy a lot of hobbies, but I honestly couldn’t name a... View Article

Feb 25 2015

Last week on Facebook, we introduced you to 5-month-old Kaylee, a CHoR heart patient who was able to return home four days after undergoing surgery to repair a hole in her heart – just in time for Valentine’s Day. As we celebrate this heart-themed month, and heart patients like Kaylee, we also celebrate the $28 million gift Children’s Hospital Foundation has pledged to advance pediatric heart surgery in Central Virginia... View Article

Feb 19 2015

For hands-on, heart-shaped fun this Valentine’s Day, try getting creative with items you already have at home. Encourage children to design their own handmade cards using heart-shaped stamps made of empty toilet paper rolls! In addition to creative fun, this type of project helps children develop important fine motor skills and shows how you can reuse household items in an environmentally friendly way. Directions and ideas are listed below, along... View Article

Feb 9 2015