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What are the benefits of flu vaccination?

Prevent Flu This Fall and Winter It’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both spread this fall and winter. Healthcare systems could be overwhelmed treating both patients with flu and patients with COVID-19. This means getting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever. While getting a flu […]

Children’s nutrition: 10 tips for picky eaters

Children’s nutrition doesn’t have to be frustrating. Consider these strategies to avoid power struggles and help the picky eater in your family eat a balanced diet. By Mayo Clinic Staff Is your preschooler refusing to eat anything other than chicken nuggets? Or would your toddler rather play than eat anything at all? If children’s nutrition […]

Nutrition Tips

How to Get the Most Out of Your At-home Workout

Three science-backed ways to get moving and see results — without leaving your living room. “At-home fitness” was once a term that conjured up images of a lone stationary bike whose main function was to hold piles of clothes that never made their way into your closet. Today, exercising at home has become a population-wide necessity amid […]

Why Sunlight Is So Good For You

Even Hippocrates believed that the changing seasons had something to do with health—and that the key was how much available daylight there was during different times of the year. Many centuries later, it’s clear he was onto something. As people spend more time indoors staring at computer and television screens, scientists are starting to appreciate […]


Happy Labor Day! Many of us will be enjoying this day off of work to celebrate the end of summer with family and friends at picnics, pool parties and BBQs (socially distancing of course!).  Here are some fun and interesting facts about Labor Day that might help you out in the next game of Trivial Pursuit! These […]

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10 tips to reduce COVID-19 anxiety

And join VCU HR and Anthem EAP to get even more tips! Tuesday, September 8 – 12 pm The New Normal: Life after COVID-19 (Presented by VCU HR and Anthem EAP) We all know that life will never be quite the same after the COVID19 pandemic. In this course, we will use lessons we’ve learned […]

Follow These Rules And You Will Never Look Back In Life With Regrets

You can become smarter, faster, more intelligent, and more kind. You are responsible for your life, for your feelings, for you actions, and for every results you get. You are in control of your thoughts. You have the ability to stop thinking about something and to start thinking about something else. Once you take personal […]

Kindness Kickoff Challenge

VCU HR is excited to announce the Kindness Kickoff Challenge! Showing kindness to others is just as rewarding as receiving it from someone else! This challenge runs for the month of September and gives you 30 ways to show kindness. Prizes will be given weekly and then if you complete 21 out of 30 you […]

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