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WVU professor says Super Bowl is rarely a win for host cities

A West Virginia University economist sees Super Bowl LVIII, being held for the first time Sunday (Feb. 11) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, as the fulfillment of an economic promise to Sin City that likely won't pay off in any supersized way.

WVU Extension expert provides tips to show some love for heart health

During February’s Heart Health Month, a West Virginia University Extension expert is offering advice on simple steps to improve heart health. Gwen Crum, a Family and Community Development agent and assistant professor, says adjusting diets and adding more exercise, even in small ways, can make a real difference.

WVU expert says hockey world is experiencing ‘watershed’ moment

Amid allegations of sexual assaults involving players at multiple levels, cover ups and slush fund payouts to victims, Walter DeKeseredy, professor and Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences in the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences and director of the WVU Research Center on Violence, predicts radical changes are ahead for hockey nationally and internationally.

WVU expert suggests avoiding fad diets this New Year’s

Bad news: if you are planning to start a diet as your New Year’s resolution, you probably won’t stick to it. It’s not your fault. Studies have shown that restrictive diets have high rates of failure, and one West Virginia University expert suggests making a few small changes to your nutrition and physical activity are more sustainable and have a larger impact on your health in the long term.

WVU expert shares holiday home fire safety tips

A West Virginia University fire safety expert offers reminders to help you and your family enjoy a fire-free holiday season full of joy and festivity and protected from potential fire and safety hazards.