While as a society we’re becoming more aware of the dangers associated with texting and driving, it’s also important to keep in mind the many other distractions that can affect a driver’s concentration. For teen drivers especially, distractions are a major safety issue. Research shows that the “Under-20” age group has the greatest amount of distracted drivers. A March 2015 CNN special report also shared some surprising facts about habits... View Article

Apr 30 2015

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States. April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time to raise awareness about child abuse and neglect and encourage support for children and families. In this blog post you’ll learn more about Shamika Byars, MSN, CPNP, a Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) Child Protection Team (CPT) member who provides medical care and compassionate support... View Article

Apr 17 2015

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we’re introducing you to Miriam Post, a 21-year-old junior at Virginia Commonwealth University. The bilingual psychology major began volunteering with Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) her freshman year to meet required volunteer credit hours. Miriam’s ‘required’ time quickly turned into a love of working with children in the hospital setting, and ultimately helped define her career path towards becoming a child life... View Article

Apr 15 2015

Strawberries are in season in Virginia from April to June. It’s a great time to enjoy this nutrient-packed fruit and to add recipes featuring fresh strawberries to your family’s meal rotation. Delicious AND nutritious  One cup of sliced strawberries provides 163 percent of your daily dose of vitamin C (more than a whole orange), 12 Percent Daily Value of fiber and 9 Percent Daily Value of the B vitamin folate. Strawberries also... View Article

Apr 15 2015

Each year Richmond Magazine surveys doctors in Central Virginia, asking them to nominate their  ‘Top Doc’ peers. Over 60 Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) doctors were named in the 2015 ‘Top Docs’ list, and CHoR docs accounted for 75 percent of the ‘top vote getters’ in the available pediatric categories. Certified pediatric nurse practitioner, Nancy Thompson, also was honored in the April issue for ‘giving children comfort and... View Article

Apr 1 2015