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Spooktacular Safety

Oct 25 2013

As Halloween approaches and families begin choosing costumes, stocking up on candy and decorating their jack-o-lanterns, Corri Miller-Hobbs, RN, SafeKids Virginia Coordinator has a few tips for parents to ensure children stay safe during Halloween.Creature CrossingWith fewer kids walking to school these days, many don’t know safe pedestrian practices, so Halloween offers a great opportunity to practice these skills. Teach your children to look both ways (left, right, left), cross... View Article

Oct 25 2013

A version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Fall 2013 TidBits Newsletter. As a pediatrician, lactation consultant and mother of three, Dr. Gauri Gulati shares her knowledge of safe sleep practices to ensure our little ones stay safe through the night.The number of deaths from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) has decreased significantly since 1992 when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issues the recommendation that babies be... View Article

Oct 16 2013

A version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Fall 2013 TidBits Newsletter.Whether they’re packed in a school lunch box, bagged for a picnic or wrapped up for a road trip, sandwiches are a staple in our family’s lives. We all love the standard PB&J, but it’s important to add some variety as well. Sandwiches offer a great opportunity for kids to try new foods in a familiar form.... View Article

Oct 8 2013

Jada Dandridge is a typical 13-year-old who loves fashion and dance. However, Jada has experienced much more in her 13 years than most adults. Jada was born prematurely, weighing just 1 lb. 12 oz. and was diagnosed early in life with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes a buildup of pressure on the brain. Although her condition worries Jada’s mother, Nicole, she takes comfort in her second family, the compassionate and... View Article

Sep 30 2013

Alexis Nichol was born three months premature, weighing only 1 pound, 15 ounces. She spent the first 72 days of her life in the NICU. Over the past six years, Alexis has been a patient at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Brook Road Campus. The team of doctors, physical therapists and occupational therapsists at CHoR help Alexis manage living with spastic triplesic cerebral palsy. Alexis has been on... View Article

Sep 17 2013

Life As a Resident

Sep 4 2013

What do baking and becoming a doctor have in common? A lot according to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU pediatric resident, Emily Godbout!”Instead of calculating and measuring the exact amount of almond flour necessary for a perfectly formed French macaroon, I suddenly found myself calculating sedation drips, morphine PCAs and carbohydrate to insulin ratios. Instead of adding lemon juice or powdered sugar to create various consistencies of royal icing,... View Article

Sep 4 2013

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day – a perfect time to learn more about your child’s dental health. Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD, a pediatric dentist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, shares some tips on how to provide proper dental care for your child at any stage.From gums to the first toothDental care begins even before you child has teeth. Parents should use a soft, wet washcloth to care... View Article

Aug 22 2013

As you’ve probably heard, VCU Health System has proposed a plan for a new, freestanding children’s hospital. The VCU Health System Authority Board has appointed a Strategic Advisory Committee to meet with community stakeholders to gather information and feedback on the proposal, and we would love to invite you to share your input.The Committee is in the middle of a 90 day process for collecting feedback from stakeholders, and as... View Article

Aug 2 2013

We’ve all been feeling the heat this summer as temperatures have hit record highs, but did you know heat affects children more than adults. With the recent news stories of children suffering from heatstroke after being left in a car, it is important to remember how heat can affect our children and what steps we should take to ensure their safety in the summer months.A heatstroke occurs when the body... View Article

Jul 31 2013

It can be quite a challenge to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your family’s diet. At Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, we fully understand this challenge, which is why we are offering two Green Smoothie and Nutrition classes. These free classes will offer tips from a registered dietician on trying new foods as a family and incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your family’s diet. You’ll also get... View Article

Jul 30 2013