#VCUHealthChat: Sickle Cell Awareness Month

VCU Children's Hospital of Richmond_India Sisler
Sep 30 2015

Follow @ChildrensRVA and @VCUHealth to participate in upcoming Twitter chats using #VCUHealthChat. [View the story “#VCUHealthChat: Sickle Cell Disease ” on Storify]

UCI Road World Championships come to Richmond Sept. 19-27:
From beginners to elite riders, bike safety matters every time you ride

Bike - blog short
Sep 17 2015

Tomorrow marks the opening ceremony for the UCI Road World Championships in Richmond! The championship bike races will inspire many to get on their own bikes and ride. From beginners just learning to pedal to practiced riders who bike to work or hit bike trails regularly, safety matters at all levels, every time you ride. Safe Kids Virginia Program Coordinator Corri Miller-Hobbs recommends the safe riding tips listed below. Whether you’re overseeing a child’s safety, watching your teen set off for a ride with friends or heading out on your own, be sure you – and your loved ones – follow these important safety precautions at all times. Never ride without a helmet – Helmets should be worn at all... View Article

Supporting your child’s mental health during the school year

Sep 14 2015

From buying new pencils and clothes to packing healthy lunches, much time and energy is spent making sure children are physically prepared for a new school year. However, it is equally important to take the time to ensure children are emotionally prepared as well. Children need to feel safe and emotionally content in school in order to be academically successful. As parents, you can be their strongest advocate to ensure that feeling of security. Below are recommendations from Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr. Bela Sood for ways to help support a child’s mental and emotional health as they transition back to school. Be positive. Help children work through their feelings of worry and nervousness at starting a new school year... View Article