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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

Nov. 19: Holiday Stress Relief with Dogs on Call

Please join us on Wednesday, November 19 at noon for a program on Holiday Stress. Dr. Sandra Barker will present practical tips to minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays.  Dr. Barker is Director of the VCU Center for Human-Animal Interaction and a Professor of Psychiatry.  Therapy dogs from the Dogs on Call program will be …. Read more

Nov. 12: Weight Loss Surgery

Please join us on Wednesday, November 12 at noon for a program on Weight Loss Surgery. Gretchen Aquilina, DO and the multi-disciplinary team at the VCU Surgical Weight Loss Center will be providing a free informational session to discuss weight loss surgery. Lunch will be provided.   Space is limited and registration is required.   For more …. Read more

Book Review: “Low-Fat Living”

Low-Fat Living by Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D. Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RM222.2 .C617 1996) Reviewed By: Elena Potrykus, Community Health Education Center Intern Living a healthy lifestyle includes eating right and incorporating the adequate amount of physical activity. There are many nutrition and diet books out there, but often they explain fad diets, which …. Read more

Book Review: “Coping with Prednisone”

Coping with Prednisone by Eugenia Zukerman Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RM292.4.P7 Z85 1997) Reviewed By: Elena Potrykus, Community Health Education Center Intern Have you ever been diagnosed with a condition and your physician prescribes a medication called prednisone? Ever wonder how to deal with the side effects of being on this medicine? Whether it …. Read more

Book Review: “The Salt Solution”

The Salt Solution by Herb Boynton Community Health Education Ctr  General Collection (RM237.8 .B69 2001) Reviewed By: Elena Potrykus, Community Health Education Center Intern The book The Salt Solution by Boynton, McCarty, and Moore, found at the Community Health Education Center, presents information on how salt can dictate the effects of high blood pressure, heart disease, …. Read more

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

Did You Know?

1 out of 10 Americans, or 30 million people, have diseases or disorders classified as “rare.” – National Organization of Rare Disorders