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Goodbye chocolate bars, Martin’s announces healthier items near checkout lanes

Have a hard time saying no to those sweet treats while you wait in the checkout lane of grocery stores? Martin’s will now make it easier to avoid them (and have a healthier diet too).

VCU doctor wins grant to study Parkinson’s from Michael J. Fox Foundation

A VCU doctor wants to study two approaches to dealing with Parkinson’s and related issues, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation is kicking in money to make it happen.

VCU Medical Center ranked best hospital in both RVA and Virginia

According to new national rankings, VCU Medical Center is the best place to go for medical care if you live in RVA or anywhere else in the state.


VCU Health System VP weighs-in on health care ruling

A local health official praises the increased coverage headed to Americans but worries about who will provide care to an influx of patients

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is turning two!

Richmond’s largest pediatrics hospital will celebrate two year birthday on Saturday


RVA gets some color with Color Me Rad race

Later this summer, runners and walkers will have the opportunity to take part in a 5K race. However, what makes this race so different is that entrants will be covered in colors by the time they reach the finish line. Sound intriguing?

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Dominican president honors VCU surgeon, Bon Secours opens first free-standing emergency center, and new hospital comes to the area

Bon Secours opens the area’s first free-standing emergency department, Richmond Eye and Ear Healthcare Alliance gets a new name (one that’s not such a mouthful), and Dominican Republic president honors a VCU surgeon that helped separate conjoined twins.


Fewer children dying from accidents

Fewer children are dying from accidents in Virginia and across the country, according to reports issued by state officials and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death rate from unintentional injuries for Virginians age 19 and younger fell 45 percent from 2000 to 2009, new figures showed.

Doctor honored by Dominican Republic for separating conjoined twins

David Lanning, M.D., the doctor who separated conjoined Dominican Republic twins, Maria and Teresa Tapia, was recently honored by the government. During a ceremony at the National Palace in Santo Domingo, Lanning received the Order of Christopher Columbus rank of Knight, an honor usually reserved for Dominican citizens or military.  Only a handful of non-civilian, foreign-born […]


Richmond Half Marathon gets a new title sponsor, sees influx of runners

American Family Fitness will take over the sponsor role for the Richmond Half Marathon from the previous sponsor, McDonald’s. Not only is the Half Marathon getting a new sponsor, but it’s also experiencing a renaissance among runners.

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