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Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is turning two!

Richmond’s largest pediatrics hospital will celebrate two year birthday on Saturday

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RVA gets some color with Color Me Rad race

Later this summer, runners and walkers will have the opportunity to take part in a 5K race. However, what makes this race so different is that entrants will be covered in colors by the time they reach the finish line. Sound intriguing?

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Dominican president honors VCU surgeon, Bon Secours opens first free-standing emergency center, and new hospital comes to the area

Bon Secours opens the area’s first free-standing emergency department, Richmond Eye and Ear Healthcare Alliance gets a new name (one that’s not such a mouthful), and Dominican Republic president honors a VCU surgeon that helped separate conjoined twins.

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Fewer children dying from accidents

Fewer children are dying from accidents in Virginia and across the country, according to reports issued by state officials and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death rate from unintentional injuries for Virginians age 19 and younger fell 45 percent from 2000 to 2009, new figures showed.

Doctor honored by Dominican Republic for separating conjoined twins

David Lanning, M.D., the doctor who separated conjoined Dominican Republic twins, Maria and Teresa Tapia, was recently honored by the government. During a ceremony at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Lanning received the Order of Christopher Columbus rank of Knight, an honor usually reserved for Dominican citizens or military.  Only a handful of non-civilian, foreign-born […]

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Richmond Half Marathon gets a new title sponsor, sees influx of runners

American Family Fitness will take over the sponsor role for the Richmond Half Marathon from the previous sponsor, McDonald’s. Not only is the Half Marathon getting a new sponsor, but it’s also experiencing a renaissance among runners.

Sports Backers wins $10,000 to help keep Woodville running

The Sports Backers are one of seven applicants who were recently awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Saucony Run For Good Foundation. The grant was submitted by Sports Backers on behalf of Woodville Elementary School; Sports Backers has partnered with Woodville Elementary School for the past three years to encourage its [...]

Study by health care experts at VCU find way to save nearly 50% in care costs

While the Supreme Court now considers whether the individual mandate provision in the Affordable Health Care Act is constitutional, a new report by health care experts at VCU have found a way for the act to save upwards of 50% of the costs associated with providing coverage to the uninsured.

Law would level the playing field for chemotherapy pills

Two bills progressing through the General Assembly may give cancer patients greater access to lifesaving cancer treatments.

General Assembly, CDC Diverge on HPV Vaccine

While Virginia is moving to repeal the requirement that girls get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, the federal government and a major medical association are urging just the opposite: that boys as well as girls receive the vaccine.

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