Cancer fosters bittersweet connections. Virtually everyone has felt its devastating impact one way or another – including West Virginia University alumnus Pete Zulia, who lost his father to lung cancer more than 25 years ago.
If someone joins a church, mosque or synagogue, they may be seeking better emotional or spiritual health. But according to research out of West Virginia University, faith communities have the potential to promote physical wellbeing, as well.
The West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute Project ECHO program has been spreading specialty care knowledge across the Mountain State for five years. Building upon its success, the project can now lend resources and expertise to health providers beyond West Virginia with its recent designation as an ECHO Superhub – one of only eight in the United States and 18 worldwide.
A West Virginia University student who helped raise more than $193,000 to support the most urgent needs at WVU Medicine Children’s via MountaineerTHON is being honored for her efforts by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Just as e-cigarette ingredients can vary from one region to another, the health effects of vaping can have regional characteristics as well. A new study out of West Virginia University suggests that rural e-cigarette users are older—and often get sicker—than their urban counterparts.
West Virginia University will pause administration of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine based on a joint recommendation released Tuesday (April 13) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. WVU strongly recommends all students and employees be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Peter Stoilov, associate professor of biochemistry at the West Virginia University School of Medicine is helping to lead the laboratory efforts of a statewide partnership between WVU Medicine, Marshall University and the state Department of Health and Human Resources to identify COVID-10 variants.
While West Virginia is one of the nation’s leaders in COVID-19 vaccine delivery, some folks in the state—notably people of color—may be hesitant to receive the vaccine. Experts at West Virginia University point to misinformation about how the vaccine works and a long-standing mistrust of government and medical institutions as reasons for lower vaccination rates among Black Americans.
West Virginia University confirmed three cases of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 have been detected in the Morgantown area – two are WVU students. Genetic sequencing of samples from the WVU Medicine testing program detected the B.1.1.7 variant in Morgantown campus test samples analyzed this week. The University is working closely with the Monongalia County Health Department in its case investigation and contact tracing. It is believed that the three individuals who have tested positive for the variant are related to one another and have not visited the WVU campus during their infectious period.