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The Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) has received the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for meeting national standards for diabetes self-management education. The prestigious award acknowledges the high-quality diabetes education program that CHoR provides as an essential component of diabetes treatment. “Our team provides comprehensive diabetes education and support from the moment of diagnosis,” said Ellen Dionne, RD, certified... View Article

Aug 31 2015

  The team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) includes members from all disciplines — from surgery, social work and nursing — to physical therapy, environmental services and child life. While team members fill different roles in the care of children and families, they all have something in common — a desire to make sure that Kids Come First at CHoR. The latest letter from the Kids Come... View Article

Aug 21 2015

 The team at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) includes members from all disciplines — from surgery, social work and nursing — to physical therapy, environmental services and child life. While team members fill different roles in the care of children and families, they all have something in common — a desire to make sure that Kids Come First at CHoR. The latest letter from the Kids Come First... View Article

Aug 21 2015

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) provides care across Central Virginia, with locations from Stafford to Petersburg, but our caring arms also extend across the globe. While living abroad in China, a local Virginia family found themselves returning to the U.S. to receive a higher level of care and to develop a comprehensive plan to better manage their son’s epilepsy (a brain disorder that causes recurring seizures). Enter Dr.... View Article

Aug 18 2015

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) provides care across Central Virginia, with locations from Stafford to Petersburg, but our caring arms also extend across the globe.While living abroad in China, a local Virginia family found themselves returning to the U.S. to receive a higher level of care and to develop a comprehensive plan to better manage their son’s epilepsy (a brain disorder that causes recurring seizures). Enter Dr. David... View Article

Aug 18 2015

August is Kids Eat Right Month. Kids Eat Right is a nutrition education, information-sharing and action campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, its Foundation and the Kids Eat Right Program. CHoR Dietitian Mary Henck recommends their informational website, eatright.org, as a helpful (free!) resource for families and a great resource to check out as you start planning for the new school year. This Academy of Nutrition and... View Article

Aug 5 2015

Babies who are breastfed are at a reduced risk of hospitalizations, ear infections, diarrhea, respiratory infections, obesity, diabetes, asthma, eczema, sudden infant death syndrome and leukemia. There are many benefits for mom too: mothers who breastfeed reduce their risk of diabetes, certain cancers, osteoporosis, postpartum depression and heart disease. They also burn 300-500 extra calories each day. The American Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Organization and United States Surgeon General... View Article

Aug 1 2015

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU was recently chosen as a site for screening severe combined immunodeficiency screening. What does this mean for families in Virginia? Dr. Brant Ward provides the answers in this SCID Q&A. What is SCID? Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), also known as “bubble boy disease”, is an inherited syndrome characterized by failure of the immune system to develop. Infants are born without crucial cells that coordinate... View Article

Aug 1 2015

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU was recently chosen as a site for screening severe combined immunodeficiency screening. What does this mean for families in Virginia? Dr. Brant Ward provides the answers in this SCID Q&A. What is SCID? Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), also known as “bubble boy disease”, is an inherited syndrome characterized by failure of the immune system to develop. Infants are born without crucial cells that coordinate... View Article

Aug 1 2015