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Report: Local governments play critical role in achieving public health goals

Healthy communities don’t just happen. They are created by a multitude of social, economic, environmental, and behavioral factors.

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VCU researchers make the case for authentic engagement of community in research

Empowering community members to be stakeholders in research and health is a key focus of researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Virginia Tech team investigates vascular health, traumatic brain injury

Every year, traumatic brain injury afflicts more than 1.7 million people in the United States and leads to 52,000 deaths.


Latest dietary guidelines: Healthy eating patterns vital to good health

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services released its most recent dietary guidelines.

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Walk with a Doc: Augusta Health program offers steps to success

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.

Earth Talk: Which non-stick cookware is the healthiest?

Non-stick cookware cleans very easily and some health-conscious cooks appreciate that it requires less cooking oil than uncoated varieties.

Jennifer Kaufer: Virginia leaders voted to delay health protections for kids

The Clean Power Plan is an opportunity for Virginia to reduce carbon emissions and protect public health.

Lifetime costs of smoking: $1 million?

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.

UVA study: Duration of concussion symptoms as significant as severity

Sports concussions continue to garner attention and the conversation will continue over the holidays with the release of the new feature film, “Concussion.”

A bacterium’s tricky behavior has a Virginia Tech researcher hot on its trail

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.

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VCU receives grant to look for indicators of preterm birth

VCU has received a $378,026 grant from the Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth to look for predictors of preterm birth.


What is The Holiday Heart Syndrome?

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.

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Augusta Health adds new physicians to medical staff

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.

Disease free water, a global health challenge, commands an international team effort

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.

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Top European scholar crosses Atlantic to lead UVA Center for Design and Health

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.

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Despite accelerated treatment, many breast cancer patients still not receiving radiation

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.

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UVA named one of 11 U.S. Palliative Care Leadership Centers

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.

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VCU study: Complex gut microbiota analysis unnecessary in diagnosis of cirrhosis

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.

Maggie Van Huss sees broader role for Waynesboro YMCA in local community

The Waynesboro YMCA plays an important role in the local community in promoting physical fitness. Maggie Van Huss sees the Y being able to play a bigger role in promoting a broader fitness role.

Virginia Tech graduate student develops new biobased materials for drug delivery

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.

Personal trainer at Waynesboro YMCA can relate to fitness, health challenges

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.

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VCU researcher helps to discover a more efficient treatment for premenstrual dysphoric disorder

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.

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VCU unveils new health system brand

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.

Waynesboro resident will engage Shenandoah Valley residents in the fight to end Alzheimer’s

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.