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May 5: Brain Cancer

Research is Our Future: Clinical Trials in Neuro-oncology For Brain CancerAwareness Month, join Dr. Mark Malkin, a neuro-oncologist at VCU Massey Cancer Center, at noon on May 5 in the Community Health Education Center for a presentation on advancements in the treatment of patients with brain tumors. Dr. Malkin will discuss how interdisciplinary collaborations have shaped how we diagnose …. Read more

May 1: “Improving Eating and Physical Activity Habits”

Please join us on Thursday, May 1 at noon for “Improving Eating and Physical Activity Habits” presented by Karen E. Stewart, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, VCU Health System. She will present information and strategies to help us improve these challenging and often hard-to-break bad habits. Light refreshments will be provided.   Space is limited and registration is …. Read more

April 24: Donate Life Educational Event

April is National Donate Life Month! Celebrate and become better educated with us on Thursday, April 24 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Community Health Education Center. Stop by during this time for the opportunity to learn more about organ, eye, and tissue donation. For more information, please contact Sarah or Dana at …. Read more

Book Review: “American Medical Association Guide to Talking to Your Doctor”

American Medical Association Guide to Talking to Your Doctor by Angela Perry; American Medical Association Community Health Education Ctr. General Collection (R 727.3 .A53 2001) Reviewed By: Latrice Reid, Community Health Education Center Intern The American Medical Association Guide to Talking to Your Doctor focuses on the importance of an effective patient-doctor relationship in improving …. Read more

March 26: Colorectal Cancer

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Join Khalid Matin, M.D., here in the Community Health Education Center, at noon on March 26 for a presentation on colorectal cancer. Dr. Matin is Medical Director of Community Oncology and Clinical Research Affiliations, and an oncologist at VCU Massey Cancer Center specializing in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. …. Read more

Book Review: “After Any Diagnosis”

After any diagnosis: How to Take Action Against Your Illness Using the Best and Most Current Medical Information Available by Carol Svec Community Health Education Ctr. General Collection (R118 .S87 2001) Reviewed By: Latrice Reid, Community Health Education Center Intern This book is written for any patient, who is newly diagnosed with any disease or …. Read more

Book Review: “Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine”

Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine by Brent A. Bauer; Mayo Clinic Community Health Education Ctr General Collection (R733 .M386 2010) Reviewed By: Latrice Reid, Community Health Education Center Intern Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine is a wonderful book for people who are looking for natural, safe remedies for their health and well-being, instead …. Read more

February 5: Diabetes and Stress

Please join us on Wednesday, February 5 at noon for a program about diabetes and stress.  This program will be presented by Dr. Mezuk, Assistant Professor, VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health and Dr. Concha, Postdoctoral Fellow, VCU Department of Family Medicine. Light refreshments will be provided.   Space is limited and registration is …. Read more

Book Review: “Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month”

Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RG525 .A26 2010) Reviewed By: Kebroon Abebayehu, Community Health Education Center Intern Your Pregnancy and Childbirth Month to Month is a great book that covers the step to step process of pregnancy from week 1 …. Read more

Book Review: “Childhood Cancer”

Childhood Cancer: A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers by Honna Janes-Hodder & Nancy Keene Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RC281.C4 J36 2002) Reviewed By: Kebroon Abebayehu, Community Health Education Center Intern This book serves as a great guide for parents or loved ones dealing with a child that is undergoing cancer. It gives real …. Read more

Did You Know?

Seeing videos of surgical procedures helps patients understand what to expect and helps them prepare mentally and emotionally for procedures. – Medline Plus Surgery Videos