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.

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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.

Unlocking Potential: College and Other Choices for People with LD and AD/HD

By Juliana M. Taymans and Lynda L. West with Madeline Sullivan, editors

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"...explores postsecondary school options for young people with LD and AD/HD. Guidance is offered about what to look for in a college or vocational program, how to find the right match between student and school, and how to navigate the admissions process. Course selection, legal rights, study aids, and remedial supports are also discussed, as well as advice on finding a job after college or right out of high school."

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Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

By Jack Gantos

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Joey wants to be good, but he just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. 

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On the Writing Road with Jack, Joey, and Rotten Ralph

Jack Gantos knows that a kid can be wacky AND wonderful. Crazy things happen to kids all the time. Take Joey Pigza. He can't sit still in class, and accidents seem to be waiting to happen. He's a live wire, just like his dad and his grandmother. No matter how hard he tries, he just can't settle down. But Joey is lucky; he does have people who care about him and can help him get what he needs to be happier.