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When Tragedy Strikes

Jun 20 2013

With recent events like the Sandy Hook massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing and even the Oklahoma tornado flooding our news, it is often hard for us to understand these tragedies, much less explain them to our kids. It becomes especially difficult when other children are involved in horrific events like the tornado that hit Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary Schools in Texas. Our initial instincts urge us to shield our... View Article

Jun 20 2013

With all of the different terms from SPF, to UVB to Broad Spectrum, protecting your child’s skin from the sun sounds more complicated than it should. To top it off, the changing regulations and differing opinions on the best sun safety skincare practices are enough to confuse just about anyone looking for the best method to protect their child from the sun’s harmful rays this summer. But with the potential... View Article

Jun 18 2013

 As you have probably heard, there are some exciting things happening at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Not only was CHoR recently ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, but VCU Health System has announced a proposed model for a new, free-standing children’s hospital! The momentum for advancing children’s health is incredible.Because so many things have happened in such a short time,... View Article

Jun 13 2013

             VCU Health System Presents Plan for a New, Free-standing Children’s Hospital  Proposal marks the next phase of a multi-year investment to advance children’s health RICHMOND, Va., (June 11, 2013) –Virginia Commonwealth University Health System today announced that it has proposed a model for a new free-standing children’s hospital to the VCU Health System Authority for its consideration. The proposal was developed following an extensive analysis that was requested by the... View Article

Jun 11 2013

U.S. News & World Report has named Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) among the top nationally ranked pediatric nephrology (kidney care) programs in the country.In 2010, CHoR identified a critical need for better access to pediatric kidney care in Richmond. In response to this gap in care, CHoR expanded its nephrology program, hired a multidisciplinary team of specialists, opened additional satellite clinics for increased access and tripled appointment... View Article

Jun 11 2013

In honor of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s 3rd birthday, were celebrating the many children whose lives have been impacted by our doctors, nurses and staff. Over the past three years, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) has treated children like Trace, the young infant born with a life threatening congenital heart defect, ensuring he, along with other children, can celebrate many healthy and happy birthdays to come. In... View Article

Jun 6 2013

By Dr. R. Lee Franco, Department of Health & Human PerformanceA version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Spring 2013 TidBits NewsletterSpring Tidbits-Web In general, today’s lifestyles are very different than they were 30 years ago. Gone are the days when the majority of children walked to school and had both recess and a gym class daily. Gone are the days when children roamed neighborhoods playing until dinner.... View Article

May 30 2013

As Jasmine tries to pick out the perfect outfit, she talks about her love of fashion and recounts the time she dressed her older brother up to look like Usher. She has been interested in fashion ever since she can remember, and like many fashionable 11-year-old girls, her favorite color is pink. With her bright, ear-to-ear smile and her infectious laugh, you’d never know that inside, Jasmine’s body is battling... View Article

May 17 2013

By Suzanne R. Lavoie, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of  Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCUI certainly did not take the traditional route to parenthood. At the age of 42, I had achieved many of the career goals I had set out to accomplish. As a pediatrician, I spent most of my life focusing on my career and- I’ll admit it – I was a workaholic, often... View Article

May 12 2013

Ask Siri Bream what she does for a living and she would probably say, “I play with kids.” But, as a child life specialist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, her specialty entails much more than that.Among the many medical specialties, research capabilities and pediatric experts at CHoR, stands a group dedicated to helping kids be kids, even while in the hospital. Enter Child Life, a group that supports... View Article

May 8 2013