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June 6: Men’s Health

Please join us on Tuesday, June 6 at noon in the Community Health Education Center for “Men’s Health Intel” presented by Stephen Sowulewski, Ph.D.   He will discuss testicular and prostate health, testosterone (Low T), and proper fueling for fitness.  Space is limited and registration is required. Refreshments will be provided. For more information or to register, …. Read more

May 25: Hearing Loss in the Healthcare Setting

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! Please join us on Thursday, May 25 at noon in the Community Health Education Center to learn more about hearing loss in the healthcare setting. Director of the VCU Hearing Center,  Christine Eubanks, M.D., will present an overview about hearing loss and provide information about prevention. She will also …. Read more

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May 24 & 26: 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, May 24 and Friday, May 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 …. Read more

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May 10 & 12: 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, May 10 and Friday, May 12 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 …. Read more

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Dr. Dana Ladd understands the information needs of patients with rare cancers

Community Health Education Center Librarian Dana L. Ladd earned her doctorate with groundbreaking research on the information needs of rare cancer patients. They have been overlooked in the health and library literatures, and rare cancers have been understudied, she says. “I knew that I needed to help fill this gap in the literature.” Read the …. Read more

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May 3 & 5: 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, May 3 and Friday, May 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 …. Read more

Book Review: “Thyroid Disease”

Thyroid Disease by Mark P. J. Vanderpump Reviewed by: Brooke Dave, Community Health Education Center Intern Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RC655 .B39 2008) The prevalence of thyroid disorders varies considerably in different parts of the world. Thyroid disorders are always more common in women than in men. In 1999 the World Health Organization estimated …. Read more

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April 26 & 28: 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, April 26 and Friday, April 28 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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April 19: 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, April 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 …. Read more

Book Review: “Stroke”

Stroke by Richard Iain Lindley Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RC388.5 .L56 2008) Reviewed by: Brooke Dave, Community Health Education Center Intern Globally, stroke incidences are staggering, with about 16 million people having a stroke each year. Stroke has been recognized for many thousands of years and is considered the 3rd most common cause of …. Read more

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1,300 people each month visit The Community Health Education Center to seek free and reliable consumer health information and guidance from its librarians and volunteers.