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August 6 & 11: Exploring Integrative Medicine

Please join us in August to explore holistic, complementary, alternative, integrative medicine with Georgianne Ginder Thursday, Aug. 6 and Tuesday, Aug. 11 at noon in the Community Health Education Center (CHEC). Georgianne Ginder is a Certified Health and Wellness Counselor, Educator, Acupressure Practitioner,  and member of VCU’s Department of Arts in Healthcare. The same program will be presented …. Read more

July 24: Weight Loss Surgery

Please join us on Friday, July 24 at noon for a program on Weight Loss Surgery. The multi-disciplinary team at the VCU Surgical Weight Loss Center will be providing a free informational session to discuss weight loss surgery. Refreshments will be provided.   Space is limited and registration is required.   For more information or to register, please contact …. Read more

April 30: Weight Loss Surgery

Please join us on Thursday, April 30 at noon for a program on Weight Loss Surgery. Dr. Campos, Chair of the Division of Bariatric & Gastrointestinal Surgery, will be presenting the following information. 1.  Health Risks of Obesity 2.  Options for Non-Surgical Treatment 3.  When to Consider Weight Loss Surgery 4.  Surgical Options at VCUHS …. Read more

Book Review: “What To Do When the Doctor Says It’s Diabetes”

What to Do When the Doctor Says It’s Diabetes: The Most Important Things You Need to Know About Blood Sugar, Diet, and Exercise for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes by Winnie Yu, Melvin R. Stjernholm, and Alexis Munier Community Health Education Ctr General Collection (RC 660.4 .Y8 2004) Reviewed By: Latrice Reid, Community Health …. Read more

April 24: Administrative Professionals Week Open House

The Community Health Education Center will be celebrating Administrative Professionals Week with a special Open House from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Friday, April 24th.  The first 100 administrative professionals to attend will receive a gift!  We will also have light refreshments and other prizes available.   We hope you will join us for this …. Read more

March 26: Colorectal Cancer Awareness- Colonoscopy

Please join us in the Community Health Education Center on Thursday, March 26 at noon as Dr. John Baillie presents an educational overview of what colonoscopy is, who should undergo colonoscopy, and why you should consider having a colonoscopy. Light refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For more information or to register, call …. Read more

March 24: Diabetes Information Session

Please join us in the Community Health Education Center on Tuesday, March 24 at noon for a Diabetes Information Session focusing on healthy eating and nutrition for people with pre-diabetes or diabetes. This program will be presented by nurse clinicians Dale Mitchell and Connie Vito. Light refreshments will be provided and registration is required. For …. Read more

Special Collections now open in Mapp Room

Patrons seeking face-to-face service from James Branch Cabell’s Special Collections and Archives staff will find the department’s office relocated to the Mapp Room, which previously was a graduate-student only space. Special Collections and Archives is located on the fourth floor, to the north of the elevators. The temporary reading room is next to its former …. Read more

Dec. 11: Honoring Our Losses During the Holidays

Please join us on Thursday, December 11 at noon for “Honoring Our Losses: When Our Holidays Are Less Happy.”  This program will be presented by Margaret Rittenhouse, LCSW, Clinical Director of HelpLink Employee Assistance Program, VCU Department of Psychiatry. Light refreshments will be provided.   Space is limited and registration is required.   For more information or …. Read more

Dec. 2: Maintain, Don’t Gain During the Holidays

Please join us on Tuesday, December 2 at noon for “Maintain, Don’t Gain,” a pre-holiday weight gain prevention skills session. This program will be presented by Karen Stewart, PhD, LCP. 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 …. Read more

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