Advancing Children's Health

Author Archives for Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

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Sep 13 2018

Keeping kids and teens safe during an opioid crisis

Opioids have been used for hundreds of years to treat pain, cough and diarrhea, but recently they’ve become the center of a frightening crisis. Why and how are these drugs being misused and how can we keep our kids and teens safe? What are opioids? Opioids are a class of drugs that include heroin as well as prescription pain medicines like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, fentanyl and others. Kids may... View Article


Sep 13 2018
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Sep 7 2018

Quick guide to keeping healthy foods in the kitchen

Having a well-stocked kitchen with long-lasting foods can make meal planning easier and grocery shopping simpler. Everything expires in different periods of time, but most of these items will stay fresh for at least two weeks. Think about how more perishable foods (e.g. salad greens, milk) and foods that are on sale (e.g. weekly specials) can be used to supplement longer-lasting items. See below for ideas of how to assemble these ingredients... View Article


Sep 7 2018
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Sep 3 2018

FREE parking: Got questions? We’ve got answers!

We heard our patients and families loud and clear! As part of our continual efforts to improve our patient and family experience, self-parking for patients and visitors of patients is now FREE with validation on our MCV Campus. Where is free self-parking available? Where do I get my ticket validated? Children’s Pavilion Deck (10th and Broad streets) -Validations available on Level 1 at the Sky Lobby information desk Patient and... View Article


Sep 3 2018
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Aug 22 2018

Overcoming adverse childhood experiences and building resilience

Childhood is a time of great physical and emotional development. Adverse experiences that occur during this time can significantly impact the child’s life well into adulthood. Exactly what are the connection and long-term consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences on overall health and well-being? A study in 19981 analyzed the relationship of childhood abuse and dysfunction in the home to many of the leading causes of death in adults. More than... View Article


Aug 22 2018
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Aug 17 2018

6 reminders for back-to-school safety

The rush has begun, with families anxiously gathering supplies and preparing to send children back to school. Each school year brings new teachers, responsibilities and situations. Before zipping up the backpack and waving goodbye on the first day, Dr. Tiffany Kimbrough, general pediatrician and Corri Miller-Hobbs, RN, program coordinator for Safe Kids VA recommend that you to take a moment to address important safety information with your child, no matter... View Article


Aug 17 2018
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Aug 13 2018

August Calendar Kid: Talking beyond expectations

Livvie Montgomery is a happy, determined two-year-old who loves bubbles, playing outside and any kind of shopping. In recent months, she’s been surprising her parents daily by using new words and new phrases that she’s recently overheard them saying. Her parents, Meg and Chad, are always very glad to hear Livvie’s happy chatter – even if means they have to watch what they say. Livvie was born with a cleft... View Article


Aug 13 2018
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Aug 8 2018

Mother-baby emotional attachment: Essential for a good start in life

While nursery furniture and baby clothes may be at the top of the “to-do” list when preparing for a new baby, being emotionally ready is extremely important too. Preparing for what to expect, planning for needed support, and having an understanding of the emotions associated with caring for a newborn support the emotional attachment between a mother and child that leads to a good start in life. Child and adolescent... View Article


Aug 8 2018
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Jul 27 2018

Lonely, anxious, intense? Understanding your child’s personality style and when to be concerned

Parents sometimes wonder if their children’s behaviors are normal, or at what point they should be concerned that new behaviors reflect a problem with the child’s mood. When a previously happy-go-lucky child becomes more subdued, is it evidence that they’re maturing, or the first indication of a problem? What about a child who’s typically serious and responsible gradually becoming more uncooperative or argumentative? Is this normal teenage behavior, or a... View Article


Jul 27 2018
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Jul 16 2018

July Calendar Kid: A 24/7 team effort for asthma

“We love it!” Nia Phillips, 7, and her mom, Tressy, said in unison when asked about CHoR. They’re especially big fans of our pulmonary team, having worked closely with these specialists over the past two years to address Nia’s serious and sometimes life-threatening asthma attacks. “They’re just a wonderful bunch in that pulmonary clinic,” Tressy says fondly. Dr. Michael Schechter is Nia’s pediatric pulmonologist. He specializes in caring for children... View Article


Jul 16 2018
Lovely Little Girl Presenting No Smoking Notice.
Jul 12 2018

Smoke-free living: More important than ever

Adults who smoke may have noticed laws have been passed in recent years that limit who can smoke, when they can smoke and where they can smoke. These changes have led to an increase in people smoking in their homes, their cars and 25 feet from the entrance to a place of work. Increased smoking in homes and in cars is a concerning health issue – especially regarding children and... View Article


Jul 12 2018