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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital opens Neonatal Intensive Care Unit


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital this week announced the opening of its new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

The unit is the final piece of the expansion phase of The Women’s Hospital, a health facility that opened in December. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital now features the largest community-based Level III NICU in Central Virginia and the only NICU with 24/7 neonatologists on-site.
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Strike Out Cancer to host 10th annual bowling challenge

The 10th annual Strike Out Cancer bowling challenge & silent auction, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will take place Mar. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bowl America Short Pump, 4400 Pouncey Tract Rd. A registration fee of $25 per adult or $15 per child includes three games of 9-no tap bowling and shoe rental.

Top teams and individual bowlers will receive recognition; participants will also be able to check out the silent auction, spin the wheel, and participate in other special prize drawings.
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March is Myeloma Awareness Month


Myeloma, also referred to as multiple myeloma, is an incurable cancer of cells in the bone marrow that currently affects more than 100,000 people in the United States. Myeloma is increasing in numbers and is becoming more common in younger patients, with possible links to environmental toxins.

Although myeloma is the second most common blood cancer, it can go undiagnosed until it begins to seriously damage health.
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HDH doctor performs region’s first Linx surgery for acid reflux


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital recently performed its first Linx surgery, a minimally-invasive procedure that brings permanent relief to patients with acid reflux.

Performed by Dr. Clifford Smith, Richmond Surgical at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, the case is the first in Central Virginia.

“While medications remain a popular choice for patients suffering with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the symptoms and side-effects can be painful," Smith said.
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Redheads


Mark Gordon, CEO of Bon Secours' Memorial Regional Medical Center, and nurses from the Mother Infant Unit at Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital hold newborn babies in the St. Mary’s nursery Feb. 3. All newborns in the nursery wore red baby caps that day to to commemorate National Wear Red Day and to kick off American Heart Month. American Heart Association volunteers knitted the caps by hand.
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Bon Secours to offer discounted heart scans in February

Bon Secours is offering discounted heart scans and a free online heart assessment throughout the month of February in honor of American Heart Month.

Bon Secours' Heart Check Challenge at http://rvaheart.com will provide visitors with a free assessment about their heart health. Heart scans, offered for $99 during the month, are noninvasive medical tests also known as calcium scans, which provide images of the heart that enable physicians to detect and measure calcium-based plaque in the arteries. They may be scheduled by calling 1-800-691-4327.
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Human trafficking shelter to open next month


Central Virginia's first shelter for human trafficking victims – the result of a medical-nonprofit partnership – will open in the region next month.

During an event last week (pictured), Bon Secours Richmond Health System and Henrico-based Safe Harbor (a shelter and service organization for victims of abuse) formally announced plans to open the Central Virginia Emergency Shelter for Human Trafficking Victims.

The facility's primary service territory will be Henrico County, though victims from throughout the region may be referred to it. It will be equipped to house as many as 15 victims at a time.
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HDH opens new women’s hospital at Forest campus


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital this week will celebrate the official opening of its new women's hospital at it Forest campus.

The facility, which is attached to Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, includes a newly added 12,000-square-foot triage area and lobby with direct access for patients, 16 labor and delivery rooms, a renovated 29-room mother-baby unit and a 27-room antepartum unit.
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Henrico Doctors’ Hospital to offer alcohol impairment simulation series


HCA Virginia’s Henrico Doctors’ Hospital will host three alcohol impairment simulation events this week to raise awareness of how one’s balance, motor planning, and coordination skills are effected by alcohol.

The simulation series will be held in the Forest Lobby of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, 1602 Skipwith Road, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26; and at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 and Friday, Oct. 28.
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The Children’s Museum of Richmond-Central location, 2626 W. Broad St., will host its 17th annual Halloween Hoopla from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be trick or treating, monster puppet shows, pumpkin experiments, glitter tattoos, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes and more. Cost is $4 for adults and free for children; children still require a ticket for admission. For details, visit http://www.c-mor.org. Full text

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