Healthy communities don’t just happen. They are created by a multitude of social, economic, environmental, and behavioral factors.
Empowering community members to be stakeholders in research and health is a key focus of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Every year, traumatic brain injury afflicts more than 1.7 million people in the United States and leads to 52,000 deaths.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services released its most recent dietary guidelines.
Walking, just walking, can change your quality of life. That’s the working theory behind the Walk with a Doc program that Augusta Health is launching locally next month.
Non-stick cookware cleans very easily and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil than uncoated varieties.
The Clean Power Plan is an opportunity for Virginia to reduce carbon emissions and protect public health.
How much does smoking cost you over a lifetime? It’s likely you wouldn’t guess more than $1 million. But it’s actually well over a million, according to a new study by WalletHub.
Sports concussions continue to garner attention and the conversation will continue over the holidays with the release of the new feature film, “Concussion.”
Forget the latest James Bond movie — those looking for a good spy story should look no further than the laboratory of Virginia Tech researcher Clay Caswell.
VCU has received a $378,026 grant from the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth to look for predictors of preterm birth.
My brother-in-law, Olly, likes a spot of red wine, but usually by the bottle rather than by the glass. When my wife Paula and I were visiting, he managed to drink himself into the “holiday heart syndrome”, despite it not being the holidays.
Each year, new providers join the Augusta Health Medical Staff. While some are employed by Augusta Medical Group, others are associated with independent practices who are affiliated with Augusta Health. All providers who join the staff are recognized annually at a welcome reception.
Antibiotic resistance is a growing global public health threat causing an estimated 23,000 deaths in America each year. One historically overlooked avenue by which antibiotic resistance can spread is through contact or consumption of contaminated water.
Jenny Roe, newly appointed to lead research at the University of Virginia’s Center for Design and Health, has spent her career examining how the places we live affect the lives we lead.
Accelerated partial breast irradiation was designed to be a faster, more convenient and potentially safer way for many women with breast cancer to reduce their mortality risk and help keep their cancer from returning after surgery.
The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has named University of Virginia Health System as one of 11 Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ in the U.S.
In a recent issue of the journal Nature, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine associate professor Jasmohan S. Bajaj, M.D., provides new data to reinterpret conclusions from a July 2014 Nature journal study that had reported on a novel way to diagnose cirrhosis using complex microbiota analysis.
In drug delivery research, finding a pharmaceutically active molecule is only half the battle: the drug must also be able to safely reach its target.
New personal training clients for Stephanie Duncan at the Waynesboro YMCA know that she can relate to what they’re trying to do to improve their health and fitness.
Confining antidepressant treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder to only the days that women are symptomatic is effective at lessening the condition’s symptoms, according to a collaborative study from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University and Cornell University.
Virginia Commonwealth University has adopted a new brand to celebrate the rich legacy of its health system and its continuing commitment to world-class care.
Virginia Tech researchers discover link between insulin response and energy producer in pre-diabetic people
Virginia Tech researchers have identified a biomarker in pre-diabetic individuals that could help prevent them from developing Type II diabetes.
The Central and Western Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has announced the addition of two new employees: Desiree White of Waynesboro and Annie Diggs of Buckingham County.