Free Children’s Health Lecture Series at Belmont

Doctor examining a child

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, Gari Melchers Home and Studio will host the first of four free lectures on children’s health topics provided by staff from the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.  Dr. Jose Muñoz from the Division of Infectious Diseases will discuss steps to prevent Lyme disease and the signs, symptoms and treatment options for this tick-borne illness.

Other topics include:

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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, 2013

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, 2013

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.

Registration is recommended for the lectures. Call (804) 828-0123 or email

The Central Rappahannock Regional Library has compiled lists of resources available to check-out or download from the library on Lyme disease, childhood obesity, ENT disorders, and ADHD. In addition, you may consult our database, Health and Wellness Reference Center, and MedlinePlus for more information.