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Feb. 28: Finding Consumer Health Rare Disease Information

Join us at noon on Rare Disease Day, February 28, to learn more about how to find consumer health information on rare diseases.  This workshop will be presented by Dr. Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Center Librarian.

There are nearly 7,000 diseases that are considered rare.  While there may be few people diagnosed with any one rare disease, collectively the number of people in the United States diagnosed with rare diseases is estimated to be between 25-30 million.  Patients diagnosed with rare diseases often face many challenges including difficulty finding consumer-level health information about their rare conditions.  Participants in this workshop will learn how to find consumer health information about rare diseases.  During the workshop, the instructor will demonstrate several freely available online resources that can be used to find reliable consumer health information including: MedlinePlus, National Organization for Rare Disorders, Genetics and Rare Diseases Information Center, and Genetics Home Reference.

Objectives: Participants will learn about information challenges faced by patients diagnosed with rare diseases, will learn how to evaluate critically health information found online, and will learn how to find reliable information.  At the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with several vetted free and reliable resources for finding consumer health information about rare diseases.

A light lunch will be provided.  Space is limited and registration is required.
Please register at: https://vcu.libcal.com/event/3996759

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Feb. 21 & 23: Mindfulness Meditation

Rise up and wise up!  Renew and restore a healthier and balanced you through mindfulness this year.  Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions.

The Community Health Education Center, located on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts 30 minute mindfulness meditation sessions Wednesday, February 21 and Friday, February 23 at noon and 12:30 pm. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. Please let us know which of the 30 minute sessions you plan to attend by contacting seamick@vcu.edu or calling 828-2432.

Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, JSJ Certified Practitioner, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare
Member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Holistic Nurses Association

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Feb. 14: Mindfulness Meditation

Rise up and wise up!  Renew and restore a healthier and balanced you through mindfulness this year.  Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions.

The Community Health Education Center, located on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts 30 minute mindfulness meditation sessions Wednesday, February 14 at noon and 12:30 pm. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. Please let us know which of the 30 minute sessions you plan to attend by contacting seamick@vcu.edu or calling 828-2432.

Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, JSJ Certified Practitioner, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare
Member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Holistic Nurses Association

Feb. 13: Consumer Health Resources Workshop

The Community Health Education Center hosts “Consumer Health Resources: Reliable Resources for Finding Health Information for Patients” on Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 pm. This workshop will be presented by Dr. Dana Ladd, Community Health Education Center Librarian. This workshop will teach students basic website evaluation skills. Participants will learn how to find reliable health information written in language patients can understand. An emphasis will be on using MedlinePlus for finding information.  Participants will also learn to use SeniorNavigator, a local health resource. During the workshop, the instructor will also demonstrate health resources available on the Community Health Education Center’s website.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please register at: vcu.libcal.com/event/3901944

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Feb. 7 & 9: Mindfulness Meditation

Rise up and wise up!  Renew and restore a healthier and balanced you through mindfulness this year.  Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions.

The Community Health Education Center, located on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts 30 minute mindfulness meditation sessions Wednesday, February 7 and Friday, February 9 at noon and 12:30 pm. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. Please let us know which of the 30 minute sessions you plan to attend by contacting seamick@vcu.edu or calling 828-2432.

Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, JSJ Certified Practitioner, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare
Member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Holistic Nurses Association

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Feb. 2 Mindfulness Meditation

Renew and restore a healthier and balanced you through mindfulness this year.  Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions.

The Community Health Education Center, located on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts 30 minute mindfulness meditation sessions Friday, February 2 at noon and 12:30 pm. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. Please let us know which of the 30 minute sessions you plan to attend by contacting seamick@vcu.edu or calling 828-2432.

Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, JSJ Certified Practitioner, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare
Member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Holistic Nurses Association

Jan. 24 & 26: Mindfulness Meditation

Rise up and wise up!  Renew and restore a healthier and balanced you through mindfulness this year.  Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions.

The Community Health Education Center, located on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts 30 minute mindfulness meditation sessions Wednesday, January 24 and Friday, January 26 at noon and 12:30 pm. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. Please let us know which of the 30 minute sessions you plan to attend by contacting seamick@vcu.edu or calling 828-2432.

Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, JSJ Certified Practitioner, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare
Member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Holistic Nurses Association

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Jan 17 & 19: Mindfulness Meditation

Rise up and wise up!  Renew and restore a healthier and balanced you through mindfulness this year.  Join us for weekly guided meditation sessions.

The Community Health Education Center, located on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts 30 minute mindfulness meditation sessions Wednesday, January 17 and Friday, January 19 at noon and 12:30 pm. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. Please let us know which of the 30 minute sessions you plan to attend by contacting seamick@vcu.edu or calling 828-2432.

Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, JSJ Certified Practitioner, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare
Member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Holistic Nurses Association

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Jan. 3 & 5: Mindfulness Meditation

Experience renewal and balance in the new year!  Join us for weekly meditation sessions.

The Community Health Education Center, located on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts 30 minute mindfulness meditation sessions Wednesday, January 3 and Friday, January 5 at noon and 12:30 pm. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. Please let us know which of the 30 minute sessions you plan to attend by contacting seamick@vcu.edu or calling 828-2432.

Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, JSJ Certified Practitioner, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare
Member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Holistic Nurses Association


Breathe Your Way to Bountiful

(Less is More)

Restore, renew, relax, review, find peace, fellowship, better health, joy, new skills, healthy habits, calmness, mindfulness and kindfullness

De-Stress

-Create success-

De-Strain

-I confess and will address-

Meditation eases ‘pain’!

Refrain, retrain and gain

Attend a session

I’ll explain…

Become the person you are waiting for…

No surprise…

Just visualize-

A calmer you

You’ll realize.

— Georgianne Ginder

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Dec. 13 & 15: Mindfulness Meditation

The Community Health Education Center, located on the ground floor of the VCU Medical Center Gateway Building, hosts 30 minute mindfulness meditation sessions Wednesday, December 13 and Friday, December 15 at noon and 12:30 pm. Sessions are led by Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare. Space is limited. Please let us know which of the 30 minute sessions you plan to attend by contacting seamick@vcu.edu or calling 828-2432.

Georgianne Ginder, MSc, CHWC, JSJ Certified Practitioner, VCU Department of Arts in Healthcare
Member of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Holistic Nurses Association


Breathe Your Way to Bountiful

(Less is More)

Restore, renew, relax, review, find peace, fellowship, better health, joy, new skills, healthy habits, calmness, mindfulness and kindfullness

De-Stress

-Create success-

De-Strain

-I confess and will address-

Meditation eases ‘pain’!

Refrain, retrain and gain

Attend a session

I’ll explain…

Become the person you are waiting for…

No surprise…

Just visualize-

A calmer you

You’ll realize.

— Georgianne Ginder

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