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On July 2, 2017, Evelin Sazo and her son Saul boarded a plane in their home country of Guatemala. Their destination was Richmond, VA to get life-changing surgery for the five-year-old boy. “Saul was born with Apert Syndrome, a condition in which the fingers and toes are fused together, as are the bones in the head,” said Jennifer Rhodes, MD, Saul’s surgeon. Saul and his mother came to the U.S.... View Article

Sep 14 2017

It goes without saying that getting an adequate amount of sleep on a regular basis is important for all of us. But for children and teens, it’s even more critical. Not getting enough sleep can have widespread effects on overall health and day-to-day functioning. Good sleep quality and quantity are crucial for children and teenagers as their bodies and brains are still developing. Sleep helps support normal cognitive functioning, which... View Article

Sep 1 2017

Our team of doctors, nurses, researchers and health care professionals are dedicated to making life better for kids. We aren’t just caring for their immediate needs, but researching advancements to pave the way for healthy futures. We’re excited to announce the following research grant funding received in August 2017: Care Connection for Children Jennifer Accardo, MD Virginia Department of Health $905,723 Developmental pediatrics Pasquale Accardo, MD Virginia Department of Health... View Article

Sep 1 2017