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Summer is in full swing, which means endless opportunities for fun! It also means additional opportunities for injury. We caught up with Dr. Mark Marinello, medical director of our pediatric intensive care unit and dad of four, to find out about some of the common summertime injuries he sees in the hospital along with tips for preventing them. Q: What’s it like to be a critical care doc and dad?... View Article

Jun 28 2017

U.S. News & World Report has placed Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in the new 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. CHoR tied at No. 45 in nephrology. This is the fourth time CHoR has been ranked for kidney care. U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the... View Article

Jun 27 2017

Now that the school year has wrapped up, parents and children are likely to spend more time outdoors enjoying the summer sun. Whether you’re headed to the pool, beach or just the back yard, don’t forget to protect your family’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Dr. Laurie Shinn, pediatric dermatologist at CHoR, answers some common and important questions about sunscreen to help you prepare for a fun summer ahead.... View Article

Jun 22 2017

Many families will celebrate Father’s Day this weekend. For others, the holiday will serve as a reminder that an actively engaged father has not been part of their reality. “Fathers serve as role models and mentors in children’s psychological and behavioral development. When fathers are not involved, children often experience emotions such as anger, anxiety and uncertainty,” said Dr. Bela Sood, child and adolescent psychiatrist with our Virginia Treatment Center... View Article

Jun 15 2017

It’s important for adults to help children establish a healthy relationship with food. We want them to learn how to eat when they’re hungry and stop when they’re full. We also want them to eat nutritious foods and like them. Rachel Gow, PhD, LCP, an expert on disordered eating and mom of three girls ages six and under, offers some insight including a few recommendations for rewards, such as her... View Article

Jun 14 2017

Eight-year-old Philip Hopkins likes to joke that he’s “FDA approved” now that he’s in the second phase of a research trial for a recently approved cystic fibrosis treatment drug. Philip was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when he was just six weeks old, and he’s had the strong support of his dedicated family and a specialized team from our Cystic Fibrosis Center there for him every step of the way: “We love his... View Article

Jun 12 2017

Before bidding farewell to this year’s graduating pediatric residents and fellows, we took an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievements of all of our future pediatric doctors over the past year. Congratulations to the following award recipients, who were honored at this week’s ceremony: Kyle Trowbridge, MD David Draper Award recognizes a pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics intern who exemplifies Dr. Draper’s professionalism, excellent patient care and dedication to clinical... View Article

Jun 9 2017

As Dr. Jared Klein completes his pediatric residency at CHoR and prepares for graduation this weekend, he shares some of his serious and not so serious observations from his time as a senior resident: Two years ago, I wrote a resident blog post titled “Jared’s top 10 observations about starting intern year.” Now that I am at the end of the road of residency, I thought I’d share a follow-up... View Article

Jun 8 2017

As written by River’s mother, Angie: The night before River’s birth was pretty ordinary until I awoke around 3 am. Once I realized my water had broken, I arranged for my dad to come stay with our son Finn, packed my bag and showered. We finally made it to the hospital around 5 am. My nurse mentioned I could go for a walk to help labor progress. After many laps,... View Article

Jun 6 2017

Congrats to the 28 CHoR docs named one of America’s Top Doctors by their peers! Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors® physician-led research team reviews nominations from doctors’ peers as well as an extensive review of the doctors’ medical education, training and hospital appointments. The following CHoR pediatricians and specialists were named in the 2017 America’s Top Doctors across 11 categories. See any of your docs on the list? Charles Bagwell,... View Article

Jun 1 2017