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Distrust, misinformation and delays because of the holidays and bad weather have combined to produce what authorities say are alarmingly low Covid-19 vaccination rates in U.S. children ages 5 to 11.

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Last year I wrote an article in Healthy Hampshire about the importance of blood donation. Today, the issue of blood supply is literally of critical importance.

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To better understand the long-term effects of Covid-19 — symptoms that may continue or even begin after the initial virus infection — researchers at the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute at West Virginia University, are engaging underserved populations that are tradi…

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 Before discussing the main subject of this article, there is a very important announcement. Nationwide, the supply of blood for transfusions is at a critical low point.

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Continual exposure to air pollution, even at levels permitted by U.S. regulations, may be associated with thousands of early deaths, according to a new study published in the Lancet Planetary Health journal.

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Not so long ago, one of the most popular ideas for boosting COVID-19 vaccination rates was running million-dollar vaccine lotteries. Get vaccinated, and you had a chance to become very rich!

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Newborns at UPMC Western Maryland are celebrating the holidays dressed as the sweetest candy canes in 1-of-a-kind peppermint-striped hats and booties. Several volunteers from around the region donated their time and talent to make these memories for babies arriving during the holiday season.…

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When jobs began disappearing during the Covid-19 pandemic, it was presumed health insurance coverage would soon follow. But a new analysis indicates the percentage of uninsured working-age adults remained the same from March 2019 to April 2021 at approximately 11%.

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WVU School of Nursing guides state through staffing shortages during Covid-19

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As people head into 2022, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions is likely to be improving overall health. West Virginia University Extension experts are ready to help with that resolution.

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KEYSER — The new associate of applied science in surgical technology degree program at  Potomac State College is enrolling its 1st cohort of students for the fall 2022 semester.

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Researchers with the West Virginia University School of Medicine are studying how a benign virus can make new treatments for eye diseases possible. They’re exploring how to use engineered adeno-associated virus, or AAV, to compensate for missing protein or swap out genetic mutations that cau…

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CHARLESTON  — Dr. Gilbert Goliath, a pediatrician in West Virginia for more than 30 years, realizes some of the parents of his young patients have concerns about the pediatric Covid vaccine, but he said the decision should come down to trusting your child’s health care professional, not frie…

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As the nation gathers again for celebrations this season, the American Red Cross, which provides 40% of the country’s blood, is facing historically low blood supply levels.

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CHARLESTON — The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter will host a virtual education program to help family members and caregivers have important conversations with loved ones showing early signs of dementia.

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Two articles in the Nov. 23/30 edition of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) are of interest regarding Covid-19 vaccines and breakthrough infections.

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To help West Virginia parents who are trying to decide whether to get their children vaccinated against Covid, pediatricians across the state are sharing their thoughts on the safety and need for the vaccine.  

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The Children’s League and Grant Memorial Hospital held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Scottish Rite “Rite Care” speech-and-language-disorders clinic at the Petersburg facility. Grant Memorial Hospital has provided space for the clinic, which offers free speech therapy for are…

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Remember “death panels”? No, this is not a reference to “Star Wars,” but like the Death Star, “death panels” was a work of fiction from opponents of the Affordable Care Act when it was being enacted.

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CUMBERLAND — To increase patient access to expert pediatric specialty care services in the western Maryland region, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is opening a new specialty care center in Cumberland.

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CUMBERLAND — UPMC Western Maryland’s pulmonary rehabilitation program has been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

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COVID-19 hits some people harder than others, with more severe or longer-lasting symptoms and consequences. Gene hunters are beginning to turn up clues as to why by probing dozens of parts of the human genome for evidence that some genes confer greater susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2 infection …

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KEYSER — A new associate’s degree in surgical technology at Potomac State College is looking for students who possess strong organizational skills, are adept with instrumentation and tools and have an interest in direct patient healthcare.

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CHARLESTON — When a child is sick, parents want to hear the opinion of their pediatrician. To help West Virginia parents who are trying to decide whether to get their children vaccinated against COVID, pediatricians across the state are sharing their thoughts on the safety and need for the vaccine. As the state and federal government prepare to start Pediatric COVID vaccines for children ages 5 to 11, Gov. Jim Justice and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources asked local pediatricians to share their opinion on the vaccination.

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Quality healthcare transcends the medical profession, as evidenced by a new project led by West Virginia University that includes not only health experts but engineers, a physicist, a lawyer and a business data analyst. 

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Christian nationalists are less likely to get the Covid-19 vaccine while political conservatives express high skepticism toward the coronavirus in general, two new studies published by West Virginia University sociologists conclude.

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Blasting a rock anthem can energize you during a workout. Playing sonatas in the car can calm you while you’re stuck in traffic. But music doesn’t just improve moods in adults. According to new research out of West Virginia University, it can have a profound effect on some of the youngest, s…

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“Vaccines have played an important part in human history and vaccination is one of the greatest public health achievements in modern medicine.”

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With vaccination rates slowing (or never really getting momentum) in some parts of the country, U.S. public health officials have begun to worry about unused COVID-19 vaccines going to waste as their expiration dates come up this summer. Authorities estimate there are enough doses at risk to…

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