Health

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JAMA study: 35% of excess deaths during pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19

The data suggests COVID-19 death counts reported to the public underestimate the true death toll of the pandemic in the U.S.

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Study: Opioid treatment for pregnant women has increased but racial inequities exist

A review of Virginia’s Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services program finds black pregnant women are less than half as likely to receive treatment when diagnosed with substance use disorder.

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Marithe Baclagon, a CAD/CAM laboratory technician with the digital dentistry lab in VCU's School of Dentistry, drafts and mills a prosthetic. [View Image]

Improving care through digital dentistry

A VCU lab’s 3D designs for custom crowns and veneers reduces costs for patients and provides hands-on learning for students.

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VCU Health among 5 hospitals to participate in statewide COVID-19 antibody testing project

Some VCU Health patients may be eligible to participate in testing at their next appointment.

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‘A pandemic within a pandemic’: COVID-19, protests shine a spotlight on inequity

There is a clear picture of injustice, Virginia health and policy leaders say. “We are certainly in this storm together, but we are not in the same boats.”

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Health headlines

Derek Prosser in a research laboratory. [View Image]

Is it possible to halt the coronavirus’ infection cycle? A VCU study is exploring the possibility.

“If we can find ways to prevent the virus from getting into cells in the first place, we might be able to prevent people from becoming infected.”

A chart showing the rate of deaths from diabetes. [View Image]

JAMA study: 35% of excess deaths during pandemic’s early months tied to causes other than COVID-19

The data suggests COVID-19 death counts reported to the public underestimate the true death toll of the pandemic in the U.S.

A finger scrolls on a news website displayed on a smartphone. [View Image]

‘Everyone at the table’: VCU media lab works to improve health communications

With science changing rapidly, the need for clear, accurate messages regarding public health is crucial, said Jeanine Guidry, who runs the Media+Health Lab.

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New Psychiatry chair is driven by a passion for improving child and adolescent mental health

Robert Findling wants to debunk stigma and enhance access to treatment for young people. “I refuse to believe that any child should be written off.”

Marithe Baclagon, a CAD/CAM laboratory technician with the digital dentistry lab in VCU's School of Dentistry, drafts and mills a prosthetic. [View Image]

Improving care through digital dentistry

A VCU lab’s 3D designs for custom crowns and veneers reduces costs for patients and provides hands-on learning for students.

A professor and two students. [View Image]

Massey researcher develops extremely rapid experimental COVID-19 test

Though Rebecca Martin’s lab prototype is not yet ready for patients, it proves that diagnostic testing for COVID-19 can be done much faster.

Pregnant woman with doctor. [View Image]

Study: Opioid treatment for pregnant women has increased but racial inequities exist

A review of Virginia’s Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services program finds black pregnant women are less than half as likely to receive treatment when diagnosed with substance use disorder.

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In letter to VCU community, university leaders announce shift in public safety model

"Through a series of targeted reforms and community involvement, VCU will forge a new transdisciplinary model for campus safety and wellness with the goal of addressing and promoting health equity."

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