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The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs.

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WINCHESTER — Valley Health is offering a new session of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a free 12-month class designed to help adults who are at risk for developing diabetes and are ready to make lasting lifestyle changes.

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The above title is not some horrible medical condition. It is the Latin phrase for a logical fallacy.

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As they settle into a new school year, student-athletes don’t just have to protect themselves from COVID-19. They also have to protect themselves from the heat, cardiac arrests, traumatic brain injuries and several other catastrophic injuries.

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Characterizing an autism patient’s behavior can be challenging, but these West Virginia University researchers aim to make identification easier by conducting the first systematic study toward autism spectrum disorder phenotyping using behavior-tracking technology.

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PAW PAW – Mountaineer Community Health Center (MCHC), the Paw Paw area’s Federally Qualified Health Center, has announced the appointment of Ciro Grassi as its new chief executive officer. Grassi assumed full responsibilities on Aug. 29, 2021, after serving as Acting CEO for 3 months, succee…

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CUMBERLAND — UPMC Western Maryland has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as Western Maryland’s Best Hospital for 2021-22. In addition to this honor, UPMC Western Maryland is named as “High Performing” in six specialty services areas. 

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Many of us face safety risks at work, but those serving in the military or working in law enforcement and industrial settings are at greater risk for dangerous chemical exposures. This risk is significant, as nearly 10% of occupational illnesses or injuries that lead to death are caused by e…

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In the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, help is easy to find. Local churches cook hot meals. National and state recovery efforts offer aid. Community members band together.

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CUMBERLAND — UPMC Western Maryland has received 5 American Heart Association awards for implementing quality improvement measures that ensure cardiovascular and stroke patients receive the most efficient and coordinated treatment, ultimately leading to more lives saved.  

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In the early months of the pandemic, telehealth use rose dramatically. But fewer people are using digital tools to connect with their doctor these days. Claims for telehealth service fell 5% in March of this year from February, which fell 16% from January.

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As they settle into a new school year, student-athletes don’t just have to protect themselves from COVID-19. They also have to protect themselves from the heat, cardiac arrests, traumatic brain injuries and several other catastrophic injuries.

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Researchers say that for patients with clinical depression who do not improve with antidepressant medications, the remedy might be nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas.

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Several weeks ago I was seeing a patient in the Multispecialty Clinic and, as I routinely do, inquired about whether the person got the Covid vaccine and, if not, was the patient planning to do so.

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Just like the Covid-19 vaccine protects against contracting the contagious virus, the collective elements of self-efficacy, optimism, hope and resiliency helps inoculate employees from the negative effects of working through a pandemic, a new West Virginia University study found.

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Many patients are vaccine hesitant because of misconceptions about what material is in the vaccine as well as contraindications.  With regard to the Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, there are no metals, latex or preservatives. There are no contraindications to receiving the …

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Reports of athletes, lawmakers and others getting the coronavirus despite vaccination may sound alarming but top health experts point to overwhelming evidence that the shots are doing exactly what they are supposed to: dramatically reducing severe illness and death.

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Last year’s lockdowns, which were enacted to combat the spread of COVID-19, may have saved up to 32,000 lives due to lowered emissions from vehicles and coal-powered electricity plants.

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ROMNEY — After dedicating so much time to helping the community, the volunteers at Helping Hands have a big request: bring their wheelchairs back.

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In 2019, there were roughly 54 million Americans aged 65 and older. By 2050, there will be nearly 86 million, a population increase of nearly 60%. The future, according to the latest Senior Report by United Health Foundation, looks mixed.

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This past year, there were approximately 93,000 opioid overdose deaths in the United States, which represented a significant increase from the previous year.

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In the most recent Healthy Hampshire column, I erroneously reported that 37% of U.S. citizens are eligible to donate blood, but that only 10% actually donated. The true status of donation is that only 10% of the eligible 37% of Americans donate blood. So, the real situation is that somewhere…

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CHARLESTON — Sunshine and warm weather means more people enjoying the outdoors. Following a few safety tips from the West Virginia Poison Center can help keep people poison safe while spending time outside.

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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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“I ain’t never felt like this before

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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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