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19 minutes | Jan 10, 2023
Advance Care Planning: The Time is Now!
Advance Care Planning requires those hard conversations between loved ones in order to honor wishes. Dr. Danielle Noreika, Medical Director of Palliative Care at VCU Medical Center, shares with us why open lines of communication are critical and can assist with care and treatment decisions.
14 minutes | Dec 21, 2022
Cómo planificar el embarazo y parto ideales
Comenzar una familia debería ser emocionante, pero puede ser estresante para algunas familias, el Dr. Ronald Ramus, Profesor y Director de Medicina Materno Fetal, y Director de la Unidad de Ultrasonido, discute cómo prepararse mejor para el embarazo y el parto.
9 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
Together We Can: Surviving and Thriving after Physical Trauma
Have you experienced a traumatic injury like a motor vehicle accident or a fall and now find it difficult to return to normal life? Dr. Kathryn Maher discusses symptoms that may be a sign that you're experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, coping strategies that may help, and more.
7 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
What You Need To Know To About Uterine Cancer And How The Team at VCU Massey Cancer Center Can ...
Uterine cancer is the most common type of gynecological cancer and 4th most common cancer for women in the United States. Unfortunately, it is one of the few cancers with increasing annual diagnoses and deaths. Uterine cancer includes two main cancer types: 1) Endometrial, which occurs in the lining of the uterus, or endometrium. Over 90% of all uterine cancers are endometrial cancer so the terms “uterine cancer” and “endometrial cancer” are often used interchangeable. For today’s discussion, we’ll be using the term endometrial cancer. 2) Uterine sarcoma is a much rarer form of uterine cancer and forms in the muscles and tissues of the uterus. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Stephanie Sullivan, about what you need to know about endometrial cancer, including symptoms, treatment, and the multidisciplinary care team at VCU Massey Cancer Center
9 minutes | May 26, 2022
MRI-Guided Radiation: A Novel Treatment Option for Solid Tumors
When receiving imaging or treatment at VCU Massey Cancer Center, you can trust that you are in expert hands. Dr. Emma Fields discusses MRI-guided radiation therapy, the potential benefits for cancer patients, and more.
10 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
Inclusivity: Why Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are Important in Health Care
Organizations around the country continue to make improvements in DEI, or Diversity Equity & Inclusion, and that includes healthcare and while great strides have been made, there's still a long way to go. Joanne Harris Duff discusses how VCU Health is amplifying the voices of patients and team members through DEI efforts.
10 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Coronary Artery Disease; How To Keep You And Your Heart Healthy
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease in the United States so what is the best way to keep your heart health in mind? Dr. Arturo Cardounel discusses the answer to this question and more about how to keep your heart healthy.
6 minutes | Dec 16, 2021
Nonsurgical and Minimally Invasive Options to Treat Back and Spine Pain
Back and spine pain can severely impact a person’s quality of life. Luckily, there are nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatment options that can alleviate your pain.
13 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
What To Do If You Get The Sniffles
Last year the number of flu infections decreased significantly due to precautions we took against COVID-19. Many schools were closed, mask mandates were in place and social distancing was practiced in most settings. As a few of these requirements have been lifted, some worry how this will affect the upcoming flu season. How do you know if you have a cold, flu or COVID-19? And how should you treat the symptoms? VCU Health infectious disease expert Dr. Michael Stevens is with us to share what you can do to stay safe during the flu season.
9 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Decisions You Make in the 1st Trimester of Pregnancy
You just found out you’re pregnant. You’re excited but also a little anxious as you aren’t sure what to do and where to go. While selecting baby names may be among your first thoughts, there are other important choices to make. Who do you want on your health care team for your pregnancy journey and beyond? And what are some of the key decisions you need to make in your first trimester? Meghan Noonan, a certified nurse-midwife at VCU Health, will explain your care team options and guide you through some decisions to navigate your first trimester and pregnancy. Together with OB-GYN’s, nurses and you, certified nurse-midwives empower you to have the birth experience you want while preparing you to be a new parent.
12 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
How a Healthy Aorta Keeps Your Heart Pumping
Dr. Daniel Newton explains aortic disease, causes, how it's diagnosed, risk factors, and treatment options.
10 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
What to do if You Think You Have a Sprain or Strain
Dr. Robert O’Connell explains the difference between a sprain and a strain, what to do if you think you have either of these injuries and how to treat both.
15 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
VCU Health Podcast: Discussing Race, Ethnicity, and Organ Transplants
Dionne Wynn-Criss is joined by Marcelle Davis DSL to talk about being a living donor.
11 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
At Hume-Lee Patients With Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Are Treated With Compassion
Nicky Keller MS, BSN, RN explains what severe alcoholic hepatitis is, and shares information on the Hume-Lee’s severe Alcoholic Hepatitis Transplant Program.
7 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Colorectal Cancer Screening Age Lowered to 45
Dr. Alex Krist shares the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines.
9 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Equitable Access to Health Care
Economic and social differences can isolate people from the resources they need during public health emergencies, such as COVID-19. VCU Health’s office of health equity works to ensure all communities have access to the care they need during COVID-19, including the vaccine. Today, we’re talking with Byron Hunter, MPH, FACHE VCU Health director of community health initiatives, about how VCU Health is reaching those hardest hit by COVID-19.
13 minutes | May 26, 2021
How To Avoid Burns During Summer Fun
Summer fun is here and there are more ways to get burned than you might think. Most of us think about sunburn, but grills, backyard firepits and fireworks, and even kitchens all have the potential of injuries. Today, Dr. Michael Feldman, medical director of VCU Health's Evans-Haynes burn center will help you be more aware of your surroundings and potential hazards.
12 minutes | May 12, 2021
Does My Child Really Need Those Antibiotics
Dr. Elizabeth Wolf is a pediatrician and researcher at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU. She's also a mom of two young children. Dr. Wolf's recently published a research study article focused on low-value care, including overuse and over prescribing of antibiotics. She's here to tell us more about antibiotics and when your kiddos really need them, and when they don't.
8 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Living-Donor Liver Transplantation: How it’s Saving Lives
Vinay Kumaran, MBBS, MS, M Ch discusses Living-Donor Liver Transplantation and How it’s Saving Lives.
17 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
COVID-19 Misinformation and Vaccine Hesitancy Among African Americans
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