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Supplements, vitamins, herbals and more

Beginning this month, Health in Harmony will feature information for you about supplements, vitamins, herbals and over-the-counter preparations used to support health. The information is not intended to endorse or recommend; the purpose is to educate you more fully about these products, especially if you are in treatment for cancer.

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Social media policies can curb HPV vaccine misinformation and improve public health communications, but concerns remain

A new study led by VCU Massey Cancer Center researcher Jeanine Guidry, Ph.D., a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control research program, compared how HPV vaccination was portrayed on Pinterest before and after the social media platform began moderating vaccine-related content. Findings may help public health officials utilize social media to tackle potentially harmful rhetoric and disseminate trustworthy health information.

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Diet and nutrition: picnics

Something we don’t often think about is sitting down for a picnic! While not the most conventional idea, eating outside can help to slow down our fast-paced lives and cherish the outdoors.

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Maintaining a healthy weight during cancer treatment

Maintaining a healthy weight is very important during your cancer treatment. Weight loss can lead to slow recovery, increased hospitalizations and longer treatment time. 

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Recipe corner: meal planning during a pandemic

Meal planning during a pandemic has added challenges but it does not have to be stressful or difficult. Concerns that may arise include food safety and access.

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