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Book Review: “Cancer Etiquette”

Cancer etiquette: what to say, what to do, when someone you know or love has cancer by Rosanne Kalick Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RC262 .K352 2005) Reviewed By: Elena Potrykus, Community Health Education Center Intern Have you had a family member or close friend who was diagnosed with cancer? Perhaps you had difficulty knowing …. Read more

Book Review: “Coping with Chronic Heartburn”

Coping with Chronic Heartburn: What you need to know about acid reflux and GERD by Elaine Fantle Shimberg Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RC815.7 .S565 2001) Reviewed By: Elena Potrykus, Community Health Education Center Intern The book Coping with Chronic Heartburn: What you need to know about acid reflux and GERD is, as the title …. Read more

Aug. 5: “Journaling for Stress Reduction”

Please join us on Tuesday, August 5 at noon, as we host  “Journaling for Stress Reduction” presented by Victoria Menzies, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, VCU School of Nursing.  Come and learn from Dr. Menzies about the many health benefits of stress journaling. Light refreshments will be provided.   Space is limited and registration is required. For …. Read more

Book Review: “Prescription for Nutritional Healing”

Prescription for Nutritional Healing: the A to Z Guide to Supplements by Phyllis A. Balch Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RA784 .B2483 2010) Reviewed By: Elena Potrykus, Community Health Education Center Intern The book Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A to Z Guide to Supplements, by author Phyllis A. Balch, is described to the reader as, …. Read more

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

Did You Know?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Kaiser Family Foundation, nearly 60 percent of Virginians weigh too much, 23 percent do not exercise regularly and 25 percent smoke or use tobacco. — The Healthy Virginians Initiative