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WVU widens service area to assist pregnant women, parenting families

A West Virginia University-led effort is extending its reach to 11 Mountain State counties, providing more low-income pregnant women and families with children access to health care and life skills through the West Virginia Healthy Start/Helping Appalachian Parents and Infants — HAPI — project.

WV Division of Highways to consider WVU student design recommendations for new Morgantown bridges

For a senior capstone course, one group of students in the West Virginia University Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering focused on replacing the Scotts Run bridge on Lazzelle Union Road, while a second group worked on designing a replacement for the Fieldcrest Bridge that passes over West Run Road.

WVU changing the game for sports emergency action plans

A national position statement on emergency action plan development and implementation in sports from a West Virginia University athletic training researcher sets in motion new priorities for responding to catastrophic injuries. The recommendations apply to sports through all levels, from youth to high school to collegiate and professional leagues.

Standardized protocols help hospitals treat strokes faster, WVU research finds

West Virginia University research illustrates that American Heart Association and American Stroke Association guidelines are effective at speeding up hospitals’ response times for stroke treatment and can be mastered even by members of “ad hoc” medical teams that assemble rapidly on the fly.