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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

Babies who are breastfed are at a reduced risk of hospitalizations, ear infections, diarrhea, respiratory infections, obesity, diabetes, asthma, eczema, sudden infant death syndrome and leukemia. There are many benefits for mom too: mothers who breastfeed reduce their risk of diabetes, certain cancers, osteoporosis, postpartum depression and heart disease. They also burn 300-500 extra calories each day. The American Academy of Pediatrics, World Health Organization and United States Surgeon General... View Article

Aug 1 2015

Shift for Health is the theme for VCU Medical Center’s exclusive medical sponsorship of Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Our participation in this important international event is a clear reflection of the world-class health care that we provide.Shift for Health will carry on long after the race is over by encouraging team members, their families and members of our community to make small shifts in their exercise, diet and... View Article

May 14 2015

It’s almost that time of year again…and here at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU we’re counting down the days until we kick-off this year’s 12 Days of Holiday Cheer on Monday, December 2. As part of the initiative this year, we’re challenging all of you to help us #SpreadCheer. We will officially announce how you can be a part of the #SpreadCheer movement on our blog and Facebook... View Article

Nov 22 2013

A version of this blog post originally appeared in CHoR’s Fall 2013 TidBits Newsletter.Whether they’re packed in a school lunch box, bagged for a picnic or wrapped up for a road trip, sandwiches are a staple in our family’s lives. We all love the standard PB&J, but it’s important to add some variety as well. Sandwiches offer a great opportunity for kids to try new foods in a familiar form.... View Article

Oct 8 2013

Life As a Resident

Sep 4 2013

What do baking and becoming a doctor have in common? A lot according to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU pediatric resident, Emily Godbout!”Instead of calculating and measuring the exact amount of almond flour necessary for a perfectly formed French macaroon, I suddenly found myself calculating sedation drips, morphine PCAs and carbohydrate to insulin ratios. Instead of adding lemon juice or powdered sugar to create various consistencies of royal icing,... View Article

Sep 4 2013

Today is National Tooth Fairy Day – a perfect time to learn more about your child’s dental health. Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD, a pediatric dentist at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, shares some tips on how to provide proper dental care for your child at any stage.From gums to the first toothDental care begins even before you child has teeth. Parents should use a soft, wet washcloth to care... View Article

Aug 22 2013

Six-year-old Abigail has always loved arts and crafts. From jewelry making to painting, her creativity is unleashed anytime she has art supplies. Unfortunately, her creativity and excitement has also come with a few accidents along the way. The first, a sliced cornea due to a run in with construction paper while doing crafts with her family, happened when she was just 4 years old.Abigail’s parents, Jessica and Eric, were worried the... View Article

Jul 2 2013

Like most 16-year-olds, Dusty Moore likes music and sports. But in October, he traded his favorite tunes for soothing classical music. Why?  A particularly rough night on the football field resulted in a traumatic brain injury (TBI, also referred to as a concussion), and Dusty was on what his doctors called “brain rest.”During a Friday night home game, Dusty, a high school junior, ran a play he had practiced many... View Article

Jun 25 2013

Is there a gun where your child plays? It’s a question we don’t always think to ask, but it could save our child’s life.June 21 is ASK Day – a day started by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Center to Prevent Youth Violence to encourage parents to ask other parents if there is a gun in their home before allowing their child to go over to play.About... View Article

Jun 21 2013