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Do I look fat in this? It’s a question we have all asked, or at least thought. As adults we often worry about our own weight, but what about the increasing rate of childhood obesity? While we want to shield children from the reality of our weight-obsessed world; we also want to instill healthy habits as childhood obesity continues to grow at an alarming rate.In fact, in the U.S. 1... View Article

Mar 19 2013

Did you know that March 30th is Doctor’s Day?  If your doctor were to have super powers, what would those powers be?  Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU wants to know.  To celebrate our doctors, we are asking the children of Richmond to show us what super power their favorite doctors has on our Doctor’s Day coloring page. Enter the contest and your page could be featured in a print... View Article

Mar 15 2013

At only one-year old, baby Kallih was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Kim Mapp was afraid of what this would mean for her only daughter, and how it would affect her daily life.“We try to balance it from day to day,” said Kallih’s step-dad, Will. “Kallih having diabetes can be hard to deal with, but we are very proud because she handles herself very well. Kallih loves everything. She loves... View Article

Mar 5 2013

Looking for something entertaining to do this Friday? You’re in luck, because Dancing with Richmond’s Stars is back and you won’t want to miss it. Ten local celebrities will dance their hearts out to help benefit the Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. One of the stars includes the hospital’s very own Charles Dillard, MD, Director of CHoR’s Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic.“When... View Article

Feb 28 2013

Best Doctors Inc. has named 17 physicians from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) to the 2013 list of Best Doctors in America. These noteworthy physicians are among the 5 percent of doctors in America selected by more than 45,000 of their peers.“This type of peer recognition highlights the professional achievement, compassion and expertise displayed by our physicians every day,” said Sheldon Retchin, MD, senior vice president for health... View Article

Feb 26 2013

When it comes to your child’s health, parents want to know everything. That’s why we want to make sure you know that there are 140 dedicated specialists ready to care for your child’s health right here in Richmond. We created this infographic to remind Richmond parents, just like you, of the countless health services Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU provides right in your backyard! From allergies and asthma to... View Article

Feb 7 2013

When talking with Sherri Maters, MS, RN, NP-C and Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, you can’t help but feel the positivity radiating from her.  Having just recently stepped into her role as the new face of pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Sherri is excited to begin connecting with the community “one family at a time.”Sherri found her love of working... View Article

Feb 5 2013

How do you tell your friends and family that you love them on Valentine’s Day? Do you send flowers? Do you give them a box of chocolates? This year, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is helping you spread the love on Valentine’s Day with three fun e-cards you can share with your valentine.Check out the “Love With All Your Heart” tab on our Facebook page. Here, you can send your... View Article

Feb 2 2013

By Alyssa Wehrmeister, RD, CDEPediatric Endocrinology Division, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Many parents worry about what their child is eating, and how exactly that affects heart health even at an early age.Eating is all about the choices you make for meals and snacks. It’s important for children to get enough calories to grow and develop, but it’s a fine line that can easily cross over into excess calories.  Certain fats, like saturated... View Article

Feb 1 2013

By Sean McKenna, MD, Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCUPeople tend to spend more time indoors and in close quarters during the winter, which creates an environment where viruses are transmitted quickly. While news stories caution us about the flu, we are just beginning to hear about norovirus.  Here’s what parents need to know:What is norovirus?A typical norovirus infection is known as “gastroenteritis,” because... View Article

Jan 31 2013