Health

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How one center’s work gave a voice to thousands of primary care providers during the pandemic

The Larry A. Green Center’s surveys on the pandemic’s strain on primary care doctors earned national attention, creating a platform to advocate for the primary care field at the highest levels.

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A link in the chain: Building on his mentor’s work, Martin Safo closes in on sickle cell treatment

The pharmacy professor and his team are pursuing a treatment that has the potential to "improve and save the lives of millions of people.”

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VCU leaders on Monday announced that students taking classes this fall will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU will require students to get COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

Virginia Commonwealth University will require students taking classes this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19, university leaders announced Monday.

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In memoriam: Philanthropist Dorothy Pauley. She ‘carried an air of happiness everywhere she went.’

The alum and longtime university benefactor was the namesake — along with her husband, Stan — of VCU Health Pauley Heart Center and also helped lay the foundation for the VCU College of Engineering.

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Are masks and quarantining things of the past?

New guidance from the CDC leads to some exemptions from public health measures for fully vaccinated VCU students and employees.

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Bridging the digital divide in health care

A VCU student group, pharmacists for Digital Health, has earned national recognition for increasing access to medical technologies for low-income patients.

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Health headlines

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Pandemic drives largest decrease in U.S. life expectancy since 1943

COVID-19 has widened the life expectancy gap across racial groups and between the U.S. and peer countries.

Illustration of a stressed medical doctor [View Image]

How one center’s work gave a voice to thousands of primary care providers during the pandemic

The Larry A. Green Center’s surveys on the pandemic’s strain on primary care doctors earned national attention, creating a platform to advocate for the primary care field at the highest levels.

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Want better sleep? Less fast food and screen time, and more physical activity may be key.

A new study led by VCU researchers sheds light on lifestyle factors associated with healthy and unhealthy sleep.

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Turning the tide on sickle cell disease

There may be no population of patients whose health care and outcomes are more affected by racism than those with sickle cell disease. In Richmond, patients like Kendrice “Kenny” Lane have found a medical home at VCU Health and something else — hope.

An illustration of sickle cells in blood vessel. [View Image]

A link in the chain: Building on his mentor’s work, Martin Safo closes in on sickle cell treatment

The pharmacy professor and his team are pursuing a treatment that has the potential to "improve and save the lives of millions of people.”

VCU leaders on Monday announced that students taking classes this fall will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing) [View Image]

VCU will require students to get COVID-19 vaccine for fall semester

Virginia Commonwealth University will require students taking classes this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19, university leaders announced Monday.

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Cities worldwide took space for cars and gave it to people during the pandemic. Will it stick?

From slow streets to parklets, quick retrofits of public (and sometimes private) space rapidly expanded in response to COVID-19. While some changes are temporary, others could become permanent.

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Thomas Barker, first dean of VCU College of Health Professions, dies at 90

A leader at VCU for nearly 30 years, Barker spent his life serving others in education, health care and the military, bringing people together to improve the lives of students and patients.

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