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  • 7 tips for a safe, healthy holiday season

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    7 tips for a safe, healthy holiday season Put health and safety at the top of your to-do list this holiday season. It’s a wonderful time of year to count your blessings and take stock in your health as temperatures continue to drop. WVU Urgent Care physician Julia Murray, DO, suggests these health and safety tips to help you stay well during the holidays.

  • Q + A: Food allergies in children

    Friday, December 7, 2018

    Q + A: Food allergies in children Food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities: What does it all mean? WVU Medicine Children's Allergy and Immunology experts can help your family determine the cause of your child's adverse reaction to certain foods. WVU Medicine pediatric and adult allergist and immunologist Brian Peppers, DO, gives you the scoop on food allergies and what options are available for your child.

  • WVU doc shares healthy holiday gift ideas

    Tuesday, November 27, 2018

    WVU doc shares healthy holiday gift ideas The holiday shopping season is underway. Don’t fret! Here are some gift ideas from Dana King, MD, chair of WVU Medicine Family Medicine, that should be pretty easy to find and won’t break your budget. More importantly, they’ll encourage your family members and friends to maintain or improve their overall health.

  • 3 reasons to get a flu shot

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    3 reasons to get a flu shot Visit your primary care provider or a WVU Urgent Care location today to get a flu shot. The vaccine is recommended for everyone ages six months and older.

  • Better breast health: Three cancer prevention tips

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Better breast health: Three cancer prevention tips With routine breast care, you’re more likely to find breast cancer early. A preventive care plan is important because any concerns can be addressed with the best chance of successful treatment. Make an appointment with a WVU Medicine provider to determine a preventive care plan that works for your individual risk factors and wellness. WVU Cancer Institute's Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, MD, provides tips to help you maintain optimal breast health.

  • Urinary incontinence: You don’t have to live with it

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Urinary incontinence: You don’t have to live with it About half of all middle-aged and post-menopausal women suffer from an accidental loss of urine. Most women don’t want to talk about it, but with several treatment options available – some that don’t include medication or surgery – having a conversation with your doctor could make a big difference. WVU Medicine urogynecologist Lekha Hota, MD, clears up some of the myths about urinary incontinence.

  • Q + A: LASIK surgery

    Monday, October 15, 2018

    Q + A: LASIK surgery LASIK surgery is a blade-free procedure that uses laser energy to improve vision. The WVU Eye Institute is the first in the state to use the WaveLight® Refractive Suite for LASIK, which provides better patient outcomes than previous LASIK technology. WVU Medicine ophthalmologist Allison Bardes, MD, answers questions about LASIK surgery and its benefits.

  • Generalized anxiety disorder: Does excessive worry affect your life?

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    Generalized anxiety disorder: Does excessive worry affect your life? WVU Medicine psychiatrist Dilip Chandran, MD, provides some facts about generalized anxiety disorder and treatment options.

  • Weight-loss surgery: 6 myths debunked

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    Weight-loss surgery: 6 myths debunked Lawrence Tabone, MD, director of Metabolic and Weight-Loss Surgery at WVU Medicine, gives you the facts about this life-changing procedure.

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month: What you should know about seeking treatment

    Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month: What you should know about seeking treatment It’s extremely important to receive appropriate and timely medical care to start the healing process if you or someone you know is sexually assaulted. WVU Medicine sexual assault nurse examiner Emma Carver Mason, RN, discusses sexual assault and the process of seeking treatment.