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Established in 1999 by the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth (VFHY) promotes healthy living habits and reduces and prevents youth tobacco use and childhood obesity statewide. VFHY receives no taxpayer funds. Since we began working with youth in 2001, we have helped cut the youth smoking rate in Virginia more than in half! Our initiatives include:
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VCU Researchers Working on Compound to Help Quit Smoking | WCVE
Virginia Commonwealth University has just received a 482,000 dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue work on a compound that might help hard-core smokers to finally quit. Charles Fishburne talked with Darlene Brunzell, Associate Professor in the VCU Department of Pharmacolog...
The move by the American Medical Assn. board means that one-third of adults and 17% of children in the U.S. have a medical condition that requires treatment.
AMA declares obesity a disease
The American Medical Assn. voted Tuesday to declare obesity a disease, a move that effectively defines 78 million American adults and 12 million children as having a medical condition requiring treatment.