Advancing Children's Health

Looking for our 2017 calendar kids and monthly articles? New ones are posted each month.

Though bullying has gained significant attention in recent years, it continues to rear its ugly head in schools and social settings nationwide. Targets of bullying are often those who don’t feel they can stand up to the injustice, so they attempt to ignore it. Unfortunately, bullies see this as an invitation to keep piling on the grief. Why do children bully? Bullying behavior stems from a sense of inadequacy and... View Article

Oct 5 2017

As the only American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Virginia, CHoR is a leader in caring for injured children. The Level 1 designation means we have pediatric specialists available around the clock to provide life-saving emergency care and that we provide total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention through rehabilitation. If your child has a serious injury or illness, stay calm and follow these steps*: -If... View Article

Oct 1 2017

For the past two years, Emberlyn Wray has entertained our team and her fellow patients with her sassy, spunky and unforgettable personality. She’s known for singing songs and dancing in her hospital room, the hallways of our ASK Hematology and Oncology Clinic and “the fishbowl” (our aquatic-themed infusion room). She also has a knack for easily making new friends. “Emberlyn doesn’t hesitate to go up to the other kids in... View Article

Sep 28 2017

“I was a happy 17 year old girl who lost all my hair, basically my identity, and had my life pulled right from under me,” said Alexis Quance of her diagnosis with acute myeloid leukemia on December 14, 2012. After about an hour of tears and asking “why me,” her attitude shifted. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month we asked Alexis, now 21 and in her senior year of... View Article

Sep 25 2017

Did you know that road injuries are the leading cause of preventable deaths and injuries to children in the U.S.? When used correctly, child safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71 percent, but three out of four car seats are not used or installed properly. Corri Miller-Hobbs, program coordinator for Safe Kids Virginia at CHoR, answered questions about car seats – the different types,... View Article

Sep 22 2017

Our clinical team has the privilege of helping to train promising future pediatricians and specialists. These residents and fellows come from near and far for comprehensive, hands-on education at CHoR. Get to know them in this spotlight series over the next several months. Christa Tabacaru, MD Pediatrics Resident, PGY 2 I grew up primarily in Peoria, Arizona and went to Arizona State University for my undergraduate studies. I then attended... View Article

Sep 21 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® presented Seth Corey, MD, MPH, Children’s Hospital Foundation Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cancer Research, with a $250,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant at a special handprint ceremony in honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every 36 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer. Dr. Corey commits his life’s work to researching and developing life-saving treatments for these children. While Dr. Corey leads... View Article

Sep 20 2017

On July 2, 2017, Evelin Sazo and her son Saul boarded a plane in their home country of Guatemala. Their destination was Richmond, VA to get life-changing surgery for the five-year-old boy. “Saul was born with Apert Syndrome, a condition in which the fingers and toes are fused together, as are the bones in the head,” said Jennifer Rhodes, MD, Saul’s surgeon. Saul and his mother came to the U.S.... View Article

Sep 14 2017

It goes without saying that getting an adequate amount of sleep on a regular basis is important for all of us. But for children and teens, it’s even more critical. Not getting enough sleep can have widespread effects on overall health and day-to-day functioning. Good sleep quality and quantity are crucial for children and teenagers as their bodies and brains are still developing. Sleep helps support normal cognitive functioning, which... View Article

Sep 1 2017

Our team of doctors, nurses, researchers and health care professionals are dedicated to making life better for kids. We aren’t just caring for their immediate needs, but researching advancements to pave the way for healthy futures. We’re excited to announce the following research grant funding received in August 2017: Care Connection for Children Jennifer Accardo, MD Virginia Department of Health $905,723 Developmental pediatrics Pasquale Accardo, MD Virginia Department of Health... View Article

Sep 1 2017