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Here you’ll find government guidelines, community messages from Virtua experts, and advice to help you stay well.

Latest Community MEssages

Returning to care


Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis Pullin and the Virtua Leadership team thank the community for support during a challenging period. They also explain the new procedures and precautions in place as you reschedule necessary health care appointments and procedures. We look forward to welcoming you back and caring for your health needs as we reopen our practices. 

Virtua physicians urge you not to delay care


Emergency medicine physicians at Virtua urge you not to delay care due to coronavirus concerns. In this brief message, they address the importance of seeking immediate care when needed, and explain important precautions our Emergency Departments continue to take to ensure your safety.

Virtua opens coronavirus testing site in Willingboro

Virtua Health opened a coronavirus testing center for Willingboro residents with COVID symptoms at the end of April. Sarah Sivon, vice president of Operations, Virtua Medical Group, explains the need for testing in this hard-hit community.


Update: 
Please note that as of Thursday, May 7, the site is open for testing of any Burlington County resident with coronavirus symptoms.

Virtua health cares for moms and babies


Nicole Lamborne, MD, director of women’s health services for Virtua Health, explains how Virtua is protecting mothers-to-be, and babies, amidst concerns about COVID-19.

Who should be tested for COVID-19?


One of the primary concerns regarding COVID-19 is the availability of testing and the turnaround time of test results. In this short video, Dr. Jennifer Khelil of Virtua Health explains the present situation and what you can do to protect yourself and others.

This is how staying at home and social distancing will flatten the curve


Without a vaccine or proven viral therapeutics, Dr. Tarun Kapoor explains why social distancing is the most effective way for us to slow the spread of COVID-19 and ensure we can provide appropriate care to all who need it.

Don't ignore your heart


While we are all practicing social distancing, Virtua Health cardiologist Dr. Robert Barrucco, reminds you to not to ignore other health issues such as heart attack symptoms.

What to do about non-COVID-19 health concerns


Dr. Sam Weiner, primary care physician and medical director of Virtua Health, gives advice on how to best utilize your primary care during the coronavirus outbreak.

Virtua Health leadership discusses Coronavirus


Virtua Health President and CEO Dennis Pullin addresses the uncertainties we are all experiencing, while underscoring how Virtua Health is truly Here for Good in these difficult times.

Another way to help

Sarah Fawcett-Lee, Virtua’s Chief Philanthropy Officer, explains our Coronavirus Emergency Fund, established to help support the important work we’re doing to meet the growing needs of our community.

 

Learn more about how you can help. 

Articles and advice

6 Tips for Wearing a Face Mask This Summer - Virtua Health, NJ

6 Tips for Wearing a Face Mask This Summer

Jersey summers bring heat, humidity, sweat—and this year—face masks on top of it all. These tips can help keep you safe and cool.

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Step Away from the Pantry! Tips to Outsmart Emotional Eating During Lockdown

Have you been stress eating during the coronavirus pandemic? Virtua Health psychologist and weight-loss expert Michelle Hunt, PsyD, LCADC, shares strategies for mindful eating in this Real Talk! Women’s Health Chat.

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A Cardiologist’s Heart-Saving Advice on When to Seek Emergency Care - Virtua Health, NJ

A Cardiologist's Advice on Heart-Saving Emergency Cardiac Care

It's understandable why people are afraid to go to the ER during this pandemic. But, if you have the symptoms of a cardiac emergency, it's vital—and safe—to get immediate help.

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What Your Gut Has to Do With Boosting Your Mood and Immunity - Virtua Health, NJ

What Your Gut Has to Do With Boosting Your Mood and Immunity

You may be using junk food to ease anxiety while you stay at home during the pandemic. However, these foods can negatively affect healthy gut bacteria that boost immunity and mood.

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Why Your Daily Walk May Be Making You Really Sore - Virtua Sports Medicine, NJ

Why Your Daily Walk May Be Making You Really Sore

If stay-at-home orders have you walking every day, you may be feeling some unexpected aches and pains. Here's why you may be sore and when to seek treatment.

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6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Daily Walk - Virtua Health, NJ

6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Daily Walk

Have you been getting out every day for a walk, but feel ready to step it up with new challenges or change it up with some variety? Here are a few ideas to boost your next walk.

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