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Saturday, August 17, 2019
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...

VCU Health Delivers More Than You Expect

Close your eyes for just a moment and imagine beautiful, spacious delivery suites with laboring tubs and corridors filled with gorgeous photography. Now, add to that vision newly redecorated postpartum rooms and a stay...
Childhood Hunger

To Solve Childhood Hunger, Start With Breakfast

Over 10 million more breakfasts were served to Virginia students this school year compared to the same time three years ago.  That’s a big deal. But we have the opportunity to connect even more students...