Virginia Commonwealth University

Make it real.

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

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

Did You Know?

173,285 sports and recreation-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions among children and adolescents, are treated in U.S. emergency rooms each year. – Centers for Disease Control