Health

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House calls: Telehealth is taking on new meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic

At VCU and VCU Health, doctors are seeing a long-term project — to bring health care into our homes — gain traction.

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6 tips to improve your health while teleworking during the coronavirus outbreak

Ryan Garten conducts research on prolonged sitting and cardiovascular health, and offers steps to avoid developing back and neck problems.

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VCU Health develops in-house test for COVID-19

The test will significantly reduce wait times for results, and reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection in the community.

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When should you go to the dentist during COVID-19’s spread?

David Sarrett, dean of VCU’s School of Dentistry, says wait on your checkup; don’t wait for emergency dental care.

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Health expert on limiting coronavirus risk: ‘Get sleep, stay hydrated, wash your hands’

Infectious disease specialist Gonzalo Bearman spoke about COVID-19, what people can do to stay healthy and medical center protocols.

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Health headlines

A doctor speaks to a patient via videoconference. [View Image]

House calls: Telehealth is taking on new meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic

At VCU and VCU Health, doctors are seeing a long-term project — to bring health care into our homes — gain traction.

A person practicing yoga. [View Image]

6 tips to improve your health while teleworking during the coronavirus outbreak

Ryan Garten conducts research on prolonged sitting and cardiovascular health, and offers steps to avoid developing back and neck problems.

VCU Health System requests additional licensed hospital bed capacity to meet anticipated patient ... [View Image]

VCU Health System requests additional licensed hospital bed capacity to meet anticipated patient surge resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic

VCU Health System today submitted letters to the state health commissioner and director of the Virginia Department of Health requesting authorization to expand its licensed capacity by 460 beds.

Hand holding test tubes in lab. [View Image]

VCU Health develops in-house test for COVID-19

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VCU researchers begin clinical trials on investigational drug therapy for COVID-19

Virginia Commonwealth University researchers began two clinical trials this week on a potential, experimental treatment for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus rapidly spreading across the globe.

chair at a dentist's office [View Image]

When should you go to the dentist during COVID-19’s spread?

David Sarrett, dean of VCU’s School of Dentistry, says wait on your checkup; don’t wait for emergency dental care.

VCU Health and the American Red Cross are hosting blood drives to prevent supply shortages during... [View Image]

VCU Health and the American Red Cross are hosting blood drives to prevent supply shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic

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How to cope with COVID-19 anxiety, stress, irritability and uncertainty

VCU psychology professor Michael Southam-Gerow offers advice for preserving mental health amid the coronavirus.

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