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If you’ve noticed an increased recurrence of skin conditions such as eczema and itchiness, one reason might be poor air quality, especially in places such as California, where wildfires have been frequent and massive in recent years.

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Medical societies recommend screening for cervical cancer and human papillomavirus, which causes cervical cancer, every three to five years. Many women, though, appear to be screening far more often, which comes with the consequence of increased psychological distress and increased health ca…

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In an article printed 2 weeks ago, the Review covered the recent critical blood shortage, which is not just a local phenomenon, but a nationwide problem. The supply shortage remains, and it’s important to understand what a precious commodity blood is.

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In addition to the hazards of heat-related disease, another problem related to sun exposure requires careful attention. That problem is melanoma.

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A pill has been shown to help keep certain early-stage, hard-to-treat breast cancers at bay after initial treatment in findings being reported early because they are so promising.

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Since the pandemic’s descent, they have generally been viewed as among those at higher risk — older Americans, some of them medically vulnerable, figuring out how to navigate life in a Covid-saturated, increasingly isolated world.

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CUMBERLAND  — UPMC Western Maryland has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2021.

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If you’ve been in the olive oil section of the grocery store lately, you’ve likely been confronted with a lot of choices — possibly even a wall of olive oils, with different symbols on the bottles and a whole lot of brands to choose from.

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MORGANTOWN — Sounds like crickets chirping and the taste of warm buckwheat pancakes can spark the senses of people with dementia — a fact faculty and students at West Virginia University used to develop a way for those people to experience parts of their cultural past and to relieve stress f…

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You can do a lot in 4 years — go from white to black belt in taekwondo, plant a dwarf apple tree and pick its fruit, see your grandchild off to college and attend her graduation or get your own degree.

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Being a frontline health care worker during the COVID-19 pandemic can be a continuing source of sleeplessness, which may increase the risk of contracting the disease. In a summer 2020 survey of 2,884 workers exposed to COVID-19 patients daily, 568 developed COVID-19. For each hour longer tha…

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SHORT GAP — UPMC Western Maryland is expanding and transitioning services offered at its Hunt Club location.

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Regular readers of Healthy Hampshire will likely recall references I have made over the past few years to the story of the village of Eyam, England. The following is a more detailed account.

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MORGANTOWN — With Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the Food and Drug Administration for adolescents ages 12 to 15, one West Virginia University pediatrician assured its safety and efficacy: It underwent the same rigorous testing as for adults.

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WINCHESTER — Valley Health Winchester Medical Center received a grade of A in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the regional hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.

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“Lucid dreaming” is when you are dreaming and you are aware that you are dreaming. Scientists now say there may be a form of “interactive dreaming” in which experimenters can communicate with lucid dreamers during dreaming.

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WASHINGTON — Each year the U.S. approves dozens of new uses for cancer drugs based on early signs that they can shrink or slow the spread of tumors.

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In a recent Viewpoint Column in the April 13 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, co-authors Carlos del Rio and Treeti Malani, both infectious disease specialists, discuss areas of continuing uncertainty about the coronavirus pandemic and review frequently asked questions.

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The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid hand sanitizers from Mexico, which may contain a toxic form of alcohol. Some of these products use methanol or wood alcohol, which can be toxic when absorbed through the skin.

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In case people might be interested in some specifics about the New Zealand response and success rate against Covid-19 after reading my last column, here are some stats.

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A year after Covid-19 upended life for millions of Americans, there are troubling signs that the coronavirus may have also slowed progress against another deadly health threat: smoking.

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SUNRISE SUMMIT — Hampshire Memorial Hospital is bringing surgical care close to home with Dr. Javeed Khan, a general surgeon joining the Valley Health team and serving the Hampshire County community.

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CHARLESTON — More than 1,000 health professional students from colleges and universities across West Virginia have volunteered to administer vaccines in coordination with local health departments and community health partners. 

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Some folks are seemingly obsessed with bargain hunting or extreme couponing. Assumed to be a habit copied from parents, a new study published in The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research suggests there might actually be a genetic component.

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In a recent Washington Post Opinion piece (March 11), authors Matthew Milner and Richard Gnata discussed the success that New Zealand had in controlling the Covid-19 pandemic in their native country.

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March is National Women’s History Month. The following are some historical firsts involving women in the field of medicine. 

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Roshni Kamta remembers that spring day 2 years ago when she left for work on her usual crowded New York City subway line, carrying precious cargo. Inside the light white bag, which she stored inside the refrigerator at work, were her egg freezing supplies — syringes and the hormone medicatio…

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President Joe Biden has asked Americans to embrace mask-wearing for at least the first 100 days of his administration, an effort to stanch the spread of COVID-19. Many Americans say they are amenable and supportive, but that doesn’t mean you’ll see many of them actually wearing masks.

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