CHoR at VCU to Continue Series of Free Educational Seminars in Fredericksburg
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU will continue its series of free educational seminars in the Fredericksburg area in 2013, featuring health care topics that are important to children, teens and their parents. The following seminars will take place from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., in Falmouth, Va. Seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call (804) 828-0123.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Lyme Disease in Virginia
In 2011, 96 percent of all Lyme disease cases were reported from 13 states, including Virginia. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium transmitted to humans through the bite of infected ticks. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart and the nervous system. Join Dr. Jose
Muñoz, from the Division of Infectious Diseases, who will discuss steps to prevent Lyme Disease and the signs, symptoms and treatment options of this tick-borne illness.
Thursday, March 28
Childhood Obesity: Where Do We Currently Stand?
The problem of childhood obesity in the United States has grown considerably in recent years. Children who are overweight have an increased risk of diet-related diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis. Join Dr. Edmond “Trey” Wickham III, from the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, as he highlights the many causes, health impact, treatment and prevention options for pediatric and adolescent obesity.
Tuesday, April 30
The ABCs of Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat
Pediatric ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders are among the top reasons why a child may need to see a doctor. From ear infections to enlarged tonsils, kids can suffer from a variety of ailments that require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Join Dr. Kelly Dodson, from the Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, who will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment options for common and complex ENT disorders.
Tuesday, May 14
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood. Join Dr. Sala Webb, from the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, to learn more about the signs and symptoms of ADHD and the best treatment options.
- About Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Children’s Medical Center and Children’s Hospital joined in 2010 to form Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR), a full service children’s hospital within the VCU Medical Center offering a robust continuum of pediatric services, research and education. CHoR offers the widest range of pediatric services in the region including emergency, primary, secondary, advanced tertiary and long-term care. CHoR has 15 locations across Central Virginia and provides over 40 pediatric medical/surgical services. Clinical and laboratory researchers at CHoR are making medical advances in asthma, cancer, cystic fibrosis, genetics, infectious diseases, obesity and many other fields. To learn more about Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU and its mission to provide access to pediatric care, visit chrichmond.org.