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The childhood obesity epidemic is increasing at an alarming rate in the U.S. More than 23 million children in the U.S. are diagnosed as overweight or obese – that’s one in every three children. A child or adolescent is considered obese when they are 20 percent above the average weight for his or her age and height. Childhood obesity is not only detrimental to a child’s health, causing issues such... View Article
An article in the July 2012 issue of Richmond Magazine addressed the issue of children’s healthcare in Central Virginia, and more specifically, access to services and specialists for children in the region. Although there is much debate about how this should be done, everyone agrees that collaboration is key. “This needs an integrated strategy; they’re right on that,” says Roice Luke, professor emeritus in VCU’s Department of Health Administration. After... View Article
Award honors best practices in skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities Shira Cantor Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (804) 828-7035 firstname.lastname@example.org The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living have selected the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU – Brook Road Campus as a 2012 recipient of the “Silver – Achievement in Quality” for its outstanding performance in the health care profession. The competitive award... View Article
Today is the second birthday of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, and marks two years since VCU Health System and Children’s Hospital came together to form Richmond’s only full-service children’s hospital.Thank you for celebrating our birthday with us this week and for your well wishes sent by Facebook, Twitter and video. We plan of many more years of advancing children’s health in Richmond, Va.“Like” Children’s Hospital of Richmond at... View Article
By Kellie MurphyRichmond FamilyJune 2012Sometime during the preschool years and elementary school, many parents and their children enter the world of organized sports. For us it started with four-year-old soccer, a sport that consists mainly of parents watching several children move in a single clump up and down the field. From there, we moved on to basketball, baseball, football, lacrossee, and field hockey, filling our home with all the gear... View Article
As a pediatric surgeon practicing in Richmond for the past eight years, I have a unique perspective on hospital-based pediatric care in this region. I interact on a routine basis with pediatricians, as well as pediatric sub-specialists in the outpatient clinics, on the inpatient wards, in the intensive care units, as well as in the operating room. My patients range from newborn, premature babies up to children who are adult-sized.... View Article
With formerly conjoined twins Maria and Teresa Tapia and the rest of their family looking on, Dominican Republic president Leonel Fernandez Reyna presented pediatric surgeon David Lanning, M.D., with the country’s highest civilian honor for his efforts to separate the girls in a dramatic 22-hour surgery late last year.During a ceremony at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Lanning received the Order of Christopher Columbus rank of Knight, an honor... View Article