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  • 10 Sep 2014 3:48 PM | Deleted user

    Invites You to Join Us for this Training Opportunity
    Implementing Quit Now Virginia Fax Referral:
    How to be Successful in Your Clinic and Community
    PolyCom Fax Referral Training is being held in YOUR Health District on: November 6, 2014 from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Invite health district staff, coalition members, and community providers to this training opportunity. Fax referral offers proactive contact by a quit coach to a tobacco user following the completion of a referral form. This training will provide attendees with fax referral basics and strategies to enhance your existing program.
    Join us at one of the PolyCom locations listed below:

    Accomac Health Department, 23191 Front Street, Accomac, VA - Accomac 1 Room
    Central Office, Madison Building, 109 Governor Street, Richmond, VA – Room 714
    Gloucester Health Department, 6882 Main Street, Gloucester, VA – Conference Room
    Hampton Health District, 3130 Victoria Boulevard, Hampton, VA – Conference Room
    Henrico Health District, East Clinic, 1400 N. Laburnum Ave, Henrico, VA – East Clinic Polycom Room
    Lynchburg Health Department, 1900 Thomson Drive, Lynchburg, VA – Nursing Classroom
    Martinsville-Henry County Health Department, 295 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, VA – Conference 1
    Montgomery County Health Department, 210 South Pepper Street-Suite A, Christiansburg, VA - Community Room
    Norfolk Health Department, 830 Southampton Ave., Suite 200, Norfolk, VA – Norfolk 2 Room
    Peninsula Health District, 416 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA – Conference Room 4
    Portsmouth Health District, 1701 High Street, Portsmouth, VA – Conference Room 2
    Prince William Health District, 8470 Kao Circle, Manassas, VA – Polycom Room
    Richmond City Health Department, 400 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA
    myth County Health Department, 201 Francis Marion Lane, Marion, VA – Conference Room #36, Upper Level
    Tazwell Health Department, 253 Chamber Dr., Tazwell, VA – Conference Room Thomas Jefferson Health Department, 1138 Rose Hill Drive, Charlottesville, VA – McLeod Conference Room
    Virginia Beach Health Department, 4452 Corporation Lane, Virginia Beach, VA – Glass Conference Room
    Wise County Health Department, 134 Roberts Avenue, SW, Wise, VA – Wise Conference Room
    RSVP for training and for additional information by contacting:
    Gina Roberts at
    Rita Miller at

  • 10 Sep 2014 9:10 AM | Deleted user

    (RICHMOND, Va.)undefined The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced today that a portion of the James River will be closed to shellfish harvesting due to flooding and contamination from sewage spills.

    The emergency closure is effective September 9 - 30, 2014, and is scheduled to reopen effective October 1, 2014. The Division of Shellfish Sanitation will monitor the shellfish during this period to determine if the area can be reopened sooner.


  • 08 Sep 2014 4:02 PM | Deleted user

    About 19.3% of women have been raped at least once in their lives, according to survey results released Friday from the..Read More....

  • 03 Sep 2014 1:19 PM | Deleted user

    We applaud CVS Health for becoming tobacco-free and ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at its 7,700 CVS/pharmacy locations. CVS accomplished their goal one month ahead of their deadline of October 1.


  • 03 Sep 2014 1:14 PM | Deleted user

    Thirsty students in Henrico County most often pushed the Powerade button on school vending machines last year. But when school stats on Tuesday, kids will find their favorite sports drink banned in favor of healthier substitutes such as bottled water of fruit juice. Read more...

  • 03 Sep 2014 12:57 PM | Deleted user

    The 2014 version of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) is now available. Following a yearlong review and revision process, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice recently released this updated version of the Core Competencies for use by public health practitioners, educators, and researchers.


  • 03 Sep 2014 12:56 PM | Deleted user

    Excessive salt consumption may be behind one in 10 deaths from heart disease and stroke worldwide — one in five for people younger than 70. The global total for annual deaths linked to sodium may be as high as 1.65 million.


  • 03 Sep 2014 12:55 PM | Deleted user

    Teenagers who don’t get enough sleep may wake up to worse consequences than nodding off during chemistry class. According to latest research conducted at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, the risk of being obese by age 21 was 20 percent higher among 16-year-olds who got less than six hours of sleep a night, compared with their peers who slumbered more than eight hours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends nine to ten hours of sleep for teenagers.


  • 03 Sep 2014 12:55 PM | Deleted user

    How long patients wait for kidney transplants often depends on where they live. But minor changes to kidney transplant allocation policies could reduce those geographic disparities, suggests a Northwestern Medicine study.


  • 03 Sep 2014 12:54 PM | Deleted user

    Depression is known to be a common symptom of Parkinson’s disease, but remains untreated for many patients, according to a new study by Northwestern Medicine investigators in collaboration with the National Parkinson’s Foundation (NPF).


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