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Celebrate healthy living enjoy the taste of eating right

What exactly is National Nutrition Month®? Launched in 1973, it is a national education and information campaign promoted annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices ...

VBS celebrates BHM by honoring blood bank inventor

The processes of blood collection, storage and transfusion owes a huge thanks to Dr. Charles Richard Drew, the African-American doctor who not only pioneered large-scale blood banks during World War II but also envisioned blood drives and the use of ...

Red Cross: Urgent need for blood donors with types O, A- and B-

As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 280 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due ...

Governor proposes new mental health funding

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) will include funding for mental health services in his upcoming budget. He will also sign an executive order forming a "Mental Health Task Force" to make further recommendations for reforms.

HCA Virginia's Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals receive accreditation for vascular testing

Chippenham and Johnston-Willis were recently granted with a three-year term of accreditation in vascular testing by the IAC.

Richmond recognizes HCA firefighter physical program

The program, which focuses on medical, fitness, rehabilitation and behavioral health, proactively changes a routine physical into an integrated evaluation by top medical staff, coupled with advanced biometric screenings.

Why ‘cheating’ on your diet can actually help you lose weight

Dieting is as much about the mind as it is about the body, and most people have a difficult time staying with any sort of very strict regimen, says Sebastien Hebbelinck, a 20-year-plus veteran of the nutraceutical industry.

Norfolk seeks end to minority health disparities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human has set a goal for the nation to end health disparities.

VCU receives grant to study genetic markers for chronic depression

Depression affects nearly 15 million American adults in a given year and is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15-44.

Va. Beach holds allergy awareness fair

Members of the Food Allergy Association Virginia Beach chapter recently held an eduction and awareness fair.

VCU Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center moves into bigger space

An ever-growing enterprise, the Virginia Commonwealth University Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Center recently moved into an expanded space. Still located in the Billy Reynolds Jr. Building (6605 W. Broad St.), the center needed an updated space to accommodate more room ...

Smartphone app valid tool in screening for cirrhosis

A smartphone app can quickly screen for cognitive dysfunction often found in patients with cirrhosis, according to a new Virginia Commonwealth University study. The cognitive dysfunction, known as minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE), has been difficult to diagnose.

New book offers hope to people dealing with obesity issues

Lynette Goode’s new book “Determined to Live: How I Endured 48 Surgeries Due to Gastric Bypass” ia meant to heighten awareness about obesity through her personal struggle with the issue.

Can Obamacare fix what ails American’s health care system?

Richmonders, as well as the nation, stand divided on the topic of universal health care. Many are simply sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to see if the new health care reform plan does what it promises.

United Health Foundation Scholarships awarded to deserving students

The United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative recently presented scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing careers in health care.