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 VCU on Facebook and follow @childrensRVA.
By Kellie Murphy Richmond Family June 2012 Sometime 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 and equipment that goes with it. In the U.S., there are approximately 35 to 40 million kids participating annually in organized sports, a dramatic increase in recent decades. But along with what most of us consider a positive upward trend in sports participation comes an equally sharp... View Article