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Flu Season

Cheers to a Healthy Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, so too does the season of runny noses, wheezing and a cacophony of coughing coming into my office.  Each year we see a smattering of illness in the fall. ...
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More of Something Special: A Range of Pediatric Specialties at Bon Secours St....

Any Richmond mom will tell you that there’s something special about those who choose to become a pediatrician—a field where the patients may be smaller in size, but the need to deliver compassionate care...
Smartphone Use at Bedtime

What Smartphone Use Right Before Bed Does to a Child’s Brain

Smartphone use before sleep isn’t a good idea for anyone -- least of all children. In fact, this habit can be especially harmful for children, who may be more susceptible to the effects of...
Post-Weaning Depression

What Moms Need to Know about Post-Weaning Depression and Anxiety

This was my second baby in two years, and I was prepared. Prepared for the nausea and discomfort of pregnancy, the stares of strangers directed at my round belly. I knew what it would...
Successful Breastfeeding

Preparing for Successful Breastfeeding

A pregnancy brings a lot of anticipation and excitement.  There are many decisions and preparations to be made as you welcome your new baby. One of the most important decisions that you make will...
Summer Safety

9 Essential Summer Safety Tips From An RN

There are few things that go better together than kids and summertime. Long, sunscreen-scented days at the pool or beach. Humid evenings full of fireflies. Sticky chunks of watermelon on porch swings. Dewy grass...
Stay Safe in the Cold

Stay Safe in the Cold Weather

Prepare yourself for the frigid cold and storms of the new year.  Forecasters say we will face extremely low temperatures for the next few days.  Extremely cold weather can bring health risks.  Here are...
Share Your Story

Share Your Story

When you think of VCU Health, what comes to mind? Perhaps the best place for cancer care, trauma or organ transplantation. Well, it’s time to think again. Today, mothers who have enjoyed wonderful and...
Pediatric Emergency

5 Things for Parents to Know about Emergency Care

Here’s the bad news: Emergencies happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year—even for the most cautious and well-prepared of parents.  The good news? Emergency care is always available at...
Childhood friendships

Childhood Friendships Foster Fun and Good Mental Health

The ability to make friends, keep friends and nurture these relationships over time is a good reflection of how well a person will thrive later in life – socially, emotionally and academically. Learning the...

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