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Looking for something entertaining to do this Friday? You’re in luck, because Dancing with Richmond’s Stars is back and you won’t want to miss it. Ten local celebrities will dance their hearts out to help benefit the Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. One of the stars includes the hospital’s very own Charles Dillard, MD, Director of CHoR’s Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Clinic.“When... View Article

Feb 28 2013

Best Doctors Inc. has named 17 physicians from Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) to the 2013 list of Best Doctors in America. These noteworthy physicians are among the 5 percent of doctors in America selected by more than 45,000 of their peers.“This type of peer recognition highlights the professional achievement, compassion and expertise displayed by our physicians every day,” said Sheldon Retchin, MD, senior vice president for health... View Article

Feb 26 2013

When it comes to your child’s health, parents want to know everything. That’s why we want to make sure you know that there are 140 dedicated specialists ready to care for your child’s health right here in Richmond. We created this infographic to remind Richmond parents, just like you, of the countless health services Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU provides right in your backyard! From allergies and asthma to... View Article

Feb 7 2013

When talking with Sherri Maters, MS, RN, NP-C and Pediatric Cardiology Nurse Practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, you can’t help but feel the positivity radiating from her.  Having just recently stepped into her role as the new face of pediatric cardiology at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, Sherri is excited to begin connecting with the community “one family at a time.”Sherri found her love of working... View Article

Feb 5 2013

How do you tell your friends and family that you love them on Valentine’s Day? Do you send flowers? Do you give them a box of chocolates? This year, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is helping you spread the love on Valentine’s Day with three fun e-cards you can share with your valentine.Check out the “Love With All Your Heart” tab on our Facebook page. Here, you can send your... View Article

Feb 2 2013

By Alyssa Wehrmeister, RD, CDEPediatric Endocrinology Division, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Many parents worry about what their child is eating, and how exactly that affects heart health even at an early age.Eating is all about the choices you make for meals and snacks. It’s important for children to get enough calories to grow and develop, but it’s a fine line that can easily cross over into excess calories.  Certain fats, like saturated... View Article

Feb 1 2013

By Sean McKenna, MD, Assistant Professor of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCUPeople tend to spend more time indoors and in close quarters during the winter, which creates an environment where viruses are transmitted quickly. While news stories caution us about the flu, we are just beginning to hear about norovirus.  Here’s what parents need to know:What is norovirus?A typical norovirus infection is known as “gastroenteritis,” because... View Article

Jan 31 2013

Karrah Bauserman can recall being bullied by classmates about her weight for as long as she can remember. As a child, Karrah was unable to participate in sports and activities with her fellow peers because she would quickly run out of breath. At the age of 13 she weighed her heaviest, about 200 pounds, and as her weight increased, so did the teasing. Karrah decided she had to make a... View Article

Jan 24 2013

Paula Belmonte had a fairly easy pregnancy until she went into preterm labor 12 weeks before her due date. Four days later, her son Santiago was born weighing 1 lb. 5 oz. and measuring 12.25 in. Paula says the next 161 days were some of the hardest she ever experienced.VCU Medical Center is a Level III, state-designated regional perinatal center – this means that together with Children’s Hospital of Richmond... View Article

Jan 8 2013

Our 12 Days of Holiday Cheer have come to an end! We want to thank you all for lighting up our world with your heartwarming and inspirational messages of appreciation, so we are spreading the cheer right back.Your stories have overwhelmed us with kindness, so our staff has put together a surprise video that is sure to turn heads. And, we can guarantee you won’t be smiling at the ground... View Article

Dec 21 2012