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Few VCU Students Get H1N1 Shot

By Juliette Delp
VCU Insight

RICHMOND, Va. — Only 1300 of nearly 32,000 Virginia Commonwealth University students have received the H1N1 vaccine.

Dr. Margaret Roberson, Director of VCU’s Student Health Services, says that those who have not received the vaccine still should.

“Definitely we still want people to get vaccinated,” said Roberson.

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Hookah May Be As Harmful As Cigarettes, Study Shows

By Juliette Delp and David Preut
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.–  A recent two year-long study conducted by a professor from Virginia Commonwealth University revealed that smoking hookah could be just as harmful as cigarettes.

Led by Dr. Thomas Eissenberg, a VCU professor of biopsychology, the study’s results were featured in the December 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.

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Acupuncture Gaining Popularity Among Students

By Iva Radman and Amy Via
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. – In ancient times, acupuncture was a last resort medical treatment. Now people everywhere, including students at Virginia Commonwealth University, are using the Asian treatment to help everything from migraines to sports injuries.

Katherine Sammons, a VCU senior in social work, had acupuncture treatments because she said her lack of energy was interfering with schoolwork. After the four-month treatment, she noticed a difference.

“It was really beneficial to me so I definitely sing its praises,” said Sammons.

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Movieland Opening Helps VCU Children

By Scott Kennedy and Brittany Grove
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va.– A new movie theatre recently opened in Richmond. Movieland Cinemas is located on Boulevard Avenue, just past the Diamond Stadium, and it’s already making its mark as a partner in the community.

The cinemas complex was once a locomotive factory. Movieland retained much of the original building and even has artifacts on display that were found during construction. The historic building, combined with the locomotive atmosphere, helps make Richmond’s newest attraction so unique.

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