Advancing Children's Health

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Now that the school year has wrapped up, parents and children are likely to spend more time outdoors enjoying the summer sun. Whether you’re headed to the pool, beach or just the back yard, don’t forget to protect your family’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Dr. Laurie Shinn, pediatric dermatologist at CHoR, answers some common and important questions about sunscreen to help you prepare for a fun summer ahead.... View Article

Jun 22 2017

Many families will celebrate Father’s Day this weekend. For others, the holiday will serve as a reminder that an actively engaged father has not been part of their reality. “Fathers serve as role models and mentors in children’s psychological and behavioral development. When fathers are not involved, children often experience emotions such as anger, anxiety and uncertainty,” said Dr. Bela Sood, child and adolescent psychiatrist with our Virginia Treatment Center... View Article

Jun 15 2017

As Dr. Jared Klein completes his pediatric residency at CHoR and prepares for graduation this weekend, he shares some of his serious and not so serious observations from his time as a senior resident: Two years ago, I wrote a resident blog post titled “Jared’s top 10 observations about starting intern year.” Now that I am at the end of the road of residency, I thought I’d share a follow-up... View Article

Jun 8 2017

Here’s a quick reference guide to allergic reactions and how to help from allergy and immunology specialist Dr. Santhosh Kumar. Nasal allergies The term allergy describes a condition where the body over-responds to a harmless substance. When a substance triggers an allergic response in the nose, it is considered a nasal allergy. Common symptoms of nasal allergies include: Sneezing Runny nose Itchy/watery eyes Stuffy nose Nose bleeds Decreased sense of... View Article

Jun 1 2017

Zorater Miles is very familiar with our You Can Control Asthma Now (UCAN) program. She’s the caregiver for her two grandchildren, 9-year-old Iyanna and 3-year-old Christian, both of whom are learning to manage their chronic asthma with the help of the UCAN team. Award-winning The UCAN program was launched in 2015 through grant funding from Children’s Hospital Foundation and provides family-focused care to the high number of children suffering from... View Article

May 9 2017

The pinwheel is a happy, uplifting symbol of childhood. For this reason, it has also become the national symbol for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, CHoR has joined the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign to show our support for keeping children in our community safe. “The statistics are staggering, especially when you look beyond the numbers and think about the individual children they... View Article

Apr 15 2017

Dealing with an anxious, distressed child can be one of the most heart-wrenching experiences for a parent. And while your instinct may be to be protective and minimize a child’s distress, doing this can actually worsen their anxiety in the long term. Helping children to understand anxiety – and encouraging them to face their fears – can be a much more effective approach, according to childhood anxiety expert Dr. Jaee Bodas.... View Article

Apr 1 2017

Less than a month following VCU Health’s recognition with the DeWitt C. Baldwin Jr. Award for exceptional medical education, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) proudly announces its incoming class of pediatric and med-peds residents. These future pediatricians will join the CHoR team in June for continued and comprehensive hands-on education. “By choosing to complete their residencies at CHoR, these talented individuals will experience tremendous opportunity in the field... View Article

Mar 24 2017

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has presented VCU Health with the second annual DeWitt C. Baldwin, Jr. Award. This award recognizes institutions with accredited residency and fellowship programs that are exemplary in providing a respectful, supportive environment for medical education and the delivery of patient care.   At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we are excited to be a part of VCU Health, an academic medical center... View Article

Mar 14 2017

Despite the warm weather we’ve had recently, it’s still cold and flu season. While a child can catch a cold any time of the year, many consider the winter months to be a peak time for colds. Children typically spend more time indoors during colder months which means they have many more opportunities for passing around germs. More than 200 viruses are known to cause the common cold and these... View Article

Mar 6 2017