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…
The inaugural Huggins Homecoming in Cincinnati raised more than $150,000 to bolster cancer care and research at the WVU Cancer Institute.
Temporary side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine, including headache, fatigue and fever, are signs the immune system is revving up — a normal response to vaccines. And they’re common.
“Bad decisions make us give up ground
A change of pace for those tired of reading about Covid-19 in Healthy Hampshire.
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…
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…
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.
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.
CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia fire chief who starred in an Oscar-nominated documentary about battling drug abuse in ground zero of the nation’s opioid epidemic took the stand in a landmark trial Friday against three large drug distributors.
Is it safe to go to big sporting events during the pandemic?
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.
MORGANTOWN — Picture viral RNA as a single component that you can break into one million pieces.
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…
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.