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Prevention & control

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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Pinterest offers unique channel for individuals seeking breast cancer information

Social media has shown increasing promise in the area of health communication. A recent study led by Carrie A. Miller, Ph.D., M.P.H., a fellow in the NCI-funded T32 postdoctoral training program in cancer prevention and control research at VCU Massey Cancer Center and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Health Behavior and Policy at VCU School of Medicine, provided new insights into how social media may be leveraged to disseminate credible information on cancer and communicate with the public about health topics.

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Massey’s growing yoga program provides comfort and support for individuals facing cancer

Cancer patients and survivors face a variety of physical and mental symptoms including fatigue, muscle weakness, bone density loss, depression and stress. Research shows that yoga can ease these issues while also improving strength, concentration and flexibility.

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Making time for mammograms: a message of hope and survivorship

Lisa Marshall wants women to know how important it is to prioritize their own health. “One thing I would say is that I encourage women to get their mammograms,” she said. “Like so many of us, I work full-time. We get so busy and we don’t put ourselves first.”


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“Virtual focus groups” uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Dartmouth College have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands of parents living in rural and urban areas. Their findings were presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine’s 40th annual meeting in Washington, DC.

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