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To combat ‘alternative facts,’ VCU Libraries launches campaign to encourage students to #VetYourSources

Emily J. Hurst, head of research and education at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, said the MCV campus library is concerned about research quality because of the direct impact on patient care. “Everyone must learn skills to evaluate resources to ensure the safety and well-being of those they treat,” says Emily J. Hurst, head of …. Read more

April 13: Get Active & Healthy

Please join us in the Community Health Education Center on Thursday, April 13 at 12:00 pm for a program on how to get active & healthy presented by Carrie Baines, Wellness Coordinator, VCU Recreational Sports. Carrie will focus on the health benefits of physical activity and lead us through a interactive session regarding how to add …. Read more

March 16: Yoga & Mindfulness

Please join us in the Community Health Education Center on Thursday, March 16 at 12:00 pm for yoga led by Carrie Baines, Wellness Coordinator, VCU Recreational Sports. Carrie will focus on the health benefits of yoga and lead us through a light, interactive session. Feel free to come dressed either in yoga/workout clothes or your …. Read more

Amid uncertainty over U.S. government’s science policies, VCU librarian leads call to preserve public access to information

Teresa L. Knott, director of Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, leads medical librarians as they tackle big issues that are impacting everyone. Learn more in this VCU News article.

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March 1 & 3: 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, March 1 and Friday, March 3 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 …. Read more

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Feb. 15 & 17: 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, February 15 and Friday, February 17 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 …. Read more

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Feb. 8 & 10: 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, February 8 and Friday, February 10 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 …. Read more

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Feb. 9: Light Exercise

Please join us in the Community Health Education Center on February 9 at 12:00 pm for some light exercise. This program is presented by Carrie Baines, Wellness Coordinator, VCU Recreational Sports. Carrie will discuss the health benefits of regular exercise, and lead us through some light exercises that can be done right at your desk …. Read more

Feb. 1 & 3: 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, February 1 and Friday, February 3 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 …. Read more

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Jan. 26: Weight Loss Surgery Program

Please join us in the Community Health Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the Gateway Building, Thursday, Jan. 26 at noon for a program on Weight Loss Surgery. Light refreshments will be provided.   Space is limited and registration is required.   For more information or to register, please contact Sarah or Dana at 828-2432 or email …. Read more

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Did You Know?

90 may be the new 85? The number of people 90 and older is on the rise. In 1980, there were 720,000 people aged 90 and older in the United States. In 2010, the number was 1.9 million. By 2050, it could be 9 million. – MedlinePlus Magazine