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“Virtual focus groups” uncover clues to rural and urban HPV vaccination disparities

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and Dartmouth College have harnessed the power of social media to understand differences in attitudes and behaviors about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among hundreds of thousands of parents living in rural and urban areas. Their findings were presented at the Society for Behavioral Medicine’s 40th annual meeting in Washington, DC.

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What you need to know about Medicare

There are many misconceptions in regard to Medicare coverage. We asked VCU Massey Cancer Center Clinical Social Worker Freda Wilkins, M.S.W., M. Div., what are the most important things people should know during this year’s Open Enrollment Period, which runs October 15—December 7, and summarized the information in the FAQ below.

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Allie Farley joins Massey as a registered dietitian

In February 2018, VCU Massey Cancer Center welcomed Allie Farley, M.S., R.D., L.D., to the Integrative Health team as a registered dietitan. Farley comes to Massey from West Virginia University School of Medicine where she served as the clinical dietitian for the cystic fibrosis clinic. She has been practicing as a dietitian for 8 years.

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Recipe corner: go further with food

“Go Further with Food,” during National Nutrition Month this March. Fuel your body daily with a variety of lean proteins, low fat dairy, whole grains, and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Save time by preparing one recipe with several meals in mind, such as pasta or casseroles. 

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Recipe corner: treat your heart to chocolate

Valentine's Day falls in February, which also happens to be American Heart Month. What better way to celebrate love and hearts than with chocolate? Enjoy these two recipes that combine cocoa powder with fresh produce.

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