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How completing your daily health check helps everyone stay safe

Taking a few minutes a day to see how you feel is one of several measures we all can take to slow the spread of COVID-19.

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COVID-19 has exacerbated food insecurity

VCU researchers are looking at how the pandemic is affecting the way families eat.

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VCU researchers’ solution for stabilizing trauma patients ‘buys you time’

Stable, new compound could help patients in shock — from soldiers in remote locations to those injured in car wrecks.

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Keeping staff, faculty and students healthy

Throughout the spring and summer, VCU Facilities Management has been assembling, procuring and distributing personal protective equipment kits.

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VCU names Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., senior vice president and CEO, VCU Health System

National leader in injury control, emergency medicine to assume duties in October.

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Health headlines

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Clinical trial at Massey will examine outcomes of patients with COVID-19 and cancer

Massey is one of four cancer centers in Virginia participating in the trial, which will contribute to a deeper understanding of the impacts of infection.

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Richmond emergency room experienced a surge in opioid overdoses during pandemic

The increase of 123% occurred during a time when VCU Medical Center was experiencing a lower-than-average number of overall visits.

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Massey researcher’s drug shows promise as a possible treatment for pancreatic cancer

VCU’s Said Sebti and colleagues are working to further develop the drug, which targets tumors driven by a cancer-causing protein.

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Director of student health discusses testing, contact tracing and VCU’s other COVID-19 efforts

Margaret Roberson answers questions about protocols at Student Health Services, what students should do if they start to experience symptoms and how to stay safe as we move into the fall.

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Fecal transplants may reduce alcohol use, early research suggests

The research, published in Hepatology, is the latest showing a strong correlation between the bacteria in people’s guts and colons and their health outcomes.

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Students’ plan for at-home COVID-19 testing kit recognized by Clinton Foundation

A team of VCU undergraduates was one of 38 recognized out of 1,400 entries in the COVID-19 Student Action Fund.

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‘Designed to open doors’: How VCU GREAT is guiding underrepresented students in research

The program helps undergrads build a resume and work with VCU researchers in substance use and behavioral health.

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Nature and nurture factor into parent-child transmission of suicide attempts, suicide deaths

A published paper by VCU researchers is one of the most comprehensive to look at parent-child transmission of suicide attempts and suicide deaths.

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