Advancing Children's Health

Author Archives for Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Jun 22 2017

Sun safety tips to protect your family

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
Jun 15 2017

Fatherhood: It’s never too late to make a positive impact

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
Jun 14 2017

Rewarding kids with fun rather than food

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
Jun 9 2017

Department of Pediatrics awards day 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
Jun 8 2017

Jared’s top 10 observations from his time as a senior resident

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
Jun 6 2017

A grand entrance into the world: River’s story

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
Jun 1 2017

America’s Top Doctors are right here in Richmond

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
Jun 1 2017

Allergy symptoms guide

Here’s a quick reference guide to allergic reactions and how to help from allergy and immunology specialist Dr. Santhosh Kumar. Nasal allergies The term allergy describes a condition where the body over-responds to a harmless substance. When a substance triggers an allergic response in the nose, it is considered a nasal allergy. Common symptoms of nasal allergies include: Sneezing Runny nose Itchy/watery eyes Stuffy nose Nose bleeds Decreased sense of... View Article


Jun 1 2017
May 25 2017

Family celebrates milestone by giving back

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe delivered the keynote address to graduates and their families at this year’s celebration honoring graduating high school students who have received care from our ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic and VCU Massey Cancer Center. The graduates were presented with scholarships provided by ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, the Sickle Cell Association of Richmond–OSCAR and families who have developed scholarships in honor of their loved ones who lost their... View Article


May 25 2017
May 24 2017

Sextuplets successfully delivered at VCU Medical Center

On May 11 at 8:26 a.m. a 40-person team at VCU Medical Center successfully delivered sextuplets. Ajibola Taiwo, a native of Western Nigeria, was 30 weeks and two days pregnant when she gave birth to three boys and three girls by cesarean section. The babies ranged in weight from 1 pound, 10 ounces to 2 pounds, 15 ounces. All six are doing well and continue to thrive in the Children’s... View Article


May 24 2017