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As Virginia prepares for the coming flu season, hospitals and health care providers and organizations representing state and local government, businesses, educators, and many other stakeholders and communities of interest in the Commonwealth have joined together to issue this statement to promote the importance of getting a flu shot – now, more than ever, during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
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This live Q&A event will address how you can stay safe and protected from Coronavirus related scams. Get expert advice and the latest information on vaccines and how to care for loved ones during the pandemic.
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Nearly half of US adults say they are trying to lose weight, and with many people worried about weight gain while stuck at home during the pandemic, that number may very well rise.
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As COVID-19 restrictions ease in Virginia, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities are preparing to resume in-person visits for families. Visits won’t be the same as before the pandemic, at least until the threat of coronavirus has passed. There may be limits on when, where and for how long you can see loved ones, and distancing rules will likely be in place.
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2020 is only half over, but so far it has been a year of many unexpected hardships, changes, and adjustments to our normal way of life. Resilience is the capacity to overcome difficulties, and in a timely webinar on June 24, Dr. Madelyn Blair shared insights with about 30 participants on how to achieve personal resilience.
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RICHMOND —Governor Ralph Northam used his veto power today to stop three health care measures that would have had a calamitous impact on older and sicker Virginians, a legislative victory for health care consumers in the Commonwealth.
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On Sunday, April 26th, the Association for the study of African-American Life and History will host a webinar to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the African-American community. The online event will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will be the first in a series of webinars designed to educate, inform, and develop the Richmond African-American community. Additionally, each webinar will feature hearing experts in the fields of mental health, medicine, human services and more. Keynote speakers for the upcoming webinar include Dr. Dennis C. Parker (Chief Operating Officer of H.O.P.E. Incorporated) and Dr. A’tasha Christian (Community Mental Health Advocate).
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RICHMOND — Governor Ralph Northam, Dr. Laurie Forlano of the Virginia Department of Health, and Dr. Alexis Aplasca of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services will answer questions from AARP members during a telephone town hall at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 23.
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