Advancing Children's Health

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Richmond has been designated as the most challenging place in the U.S. to live with asthma, but CHoR has been on a mission to help children in this ‘asthma capital’ breathe easier. Funding from Children’s Hospital Foundation made Dr. Michael Schechter’s dream of a community asthma program a reality. The launch of the You Can Control Asthma Now program in 2015 established comprehensive and coordinated asthma care for children and... View Article

Aug 31 2017

Zorater Miles is very familiar with our You Can Control Asthma Now (UCAN) program. She’s the caregiver for her two grandchildren, 9-year-old Iyanna and 3-year-old Christian, both of whom are learning to manage their chronic asthma with the help of the UCAN team. Award-winning The UCAN program was launched in 2015 through grant funding from Children’s Hospital Foundation and provides family-focused care to the high number of children suffering from... View Article

May 9 2017

Six-year-old t-ball star Peyton Taylor says her favorite Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHOR) memory is getting her asthma under control, so it’s fitting that she was chosen to be pictured with an article on managing asthma for an active life in CHoR’s 2016 Tidbits calendar.Before coming to CHoR’s pulmonary medicine team in 2014, Peyton’s asthma attacks were so frequent that she was in the emergency room or doctor’s office at... View Article

Apr 1 2016

More than 23 million Americans have asthma and more than one-quarter are children younger than age 18. In recent years, better ways to diagnose and treat asthma, even in young children, have significantly improved daily life for children living with asthma. With proper medication, severe flare-ups can be minimized – even prevented – and children with well-managed asthma care can lead active lives with minimal restrictions. Dr. Michael Schechter, a... View Article

Nov 20 2015

Well if the watery eyes, sneezing kids and pollen covered cars didn’t clue you in… it’s officially allergy season and the allergens are out in full swing! To help us make it through the season without locking ourselves indoors, Dr. Santhosh Kumar, a specialist in the pediatric allergy and immunology division at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), gives us a lesson in the basics of nasal allergies.What does... View Article

May 1 2014

Spring is finally here. Flowers are starting to bloom again and the weather is getting warmer; welcoming outside activities such as picnics and playing in the park. But spring also brings a relentless pest…seasonal allergies. Rather than breaking out the tissues and wallowing in allergy despair, Dr. Santhosh Kumar, a specialist in the pediatric allergy and immunology division at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), suggests some tips on... View Article

May 1 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHlEy2yRzn4“With features like playrooms, an air hockey table and a rooftop Children’s Garden, you would hardly remember you’re in a hospital,” said Siri Bream, certified child life specialist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU.The Acute Care Units at CHoR serve children with acute or chronic illnesses and injuries. The units are divided by age with 17 beds for infants and toddlers under age 4 and 24 beds for older... View Article

Apr 3 2013