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  • WVU in the News: Not Just One Reason Kids Don't Drink Enough Water

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    WVU in the News: Not Just One Reason Kids Don't Drink Enough Water Kids need to drink plenty of water all year long -- and especially in the summer -- to stay healthy, hydrated, and active. But a recent study finds that on any given day, a staggering 20% of the children in the U.S. don’t drink a drop of water from tap or bottled sources.

  • WVU in the News: CDC: Not enough doctors prescribing naloxone

    Sunday, August 18, 2019

    Naloxone prescription rates have improved, but there were many “missed opportunities” to potentially avoid opioid-overdose related deaths, new CDC data show.

  • WVU in the News: To boost workforce, medical schools try to sell rural life

    Sunday, August 11, 2019

    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session.

  • WVU School of Medicine M.D. Class of 2023 set to launch education on right foot

    Sunday, August 11, 2019

    WVU School of Medicine M.D. Class of 2023 set to launch education on right foot The future physicians at the West Virginia University School of Medicine are a diverse, creative and unique group. Among those who recently set foot on campus are students with broad interests, from writing fanfiction to antiquing, and a collegiate hockey captain along with an executive board member for their collegiate chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

  • First board-certified oncologic physical therapist in state offers services to patients at the WVU Cancer Institute

    Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    Megan Burkart, D.P.T., assistant professor in the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s Division of Physical Therapy, is the first physical therapist in West Virginia to achieve specialization as an Oncologic Clinical Specialist. 

  • WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute researchers first to test aneurysm treatment device

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute researchers first to test aneurysm treatment device Doctors at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute have treated the first patients in the world in a clinical trial to collect real-world, post-marketing data on the use of a new device for the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms. 

  • Bonnie’s Bus screens its 20,000th patient

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    Bonnie’s Bus screens its 20,000th patient Bonnie’s Bus performed its 20,000th screening on Aug. 2 during its visit to the Mineral County Health Department in Keyser.

  • WVU researcher tailors first-responder app to improve stroke outcomes

    Monday, August 5, 2019

    WVU researcher tailors first-responder app to improve stroke outcomes Doctors have about three hours to administer the most effective treatment for the most common type of stroke. If they miss that window, recovery becomes questionable, and survival rates plummet.

  • Dream Catchers Music Therapy & Musical Theatre Program

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    Dream Catchers Music Therapy & Musical Theatre Program DreamCatchers is a music therapy and musical theatre program for children of all abilities. The program provides children and teens ages 5-18 the opportunity to participate in an extra-curricular musical theatre experience in an exciting, safe, and supportive environment for self-expression at low cost to families. Classes will be held once a week for two semesters. The group will learn and practice for musical performances at the end of each semester. Your kids will sing and dance, while learning new skills and building lasting friendships. Participation in DreamCatchers will allow all students to use the life skills that are inherent to music and theatre production that help foster and maintain social cohesion, interaction, and understanding amongst families and children with and without disabilities. DreamCatchers is a collaboration between West Virginia University’s Center for Excellence in Disabilities, College of Creative Arts, and School of Medicine. Our staff includes Music Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and WVU students of a variety of disciplines.

  • WVU plans rural psychiatry residency training to help patients with limited access to care in North Central W.Va.

    Friday, August 2, 2019

    WVU plans rural psychiatry residency training to help patients with limited access to care in North Central W.Va. West Virginia University will expand its capacity for treating psychiatric patients in North Central West Virginia by establishing a rural residency program in counties identified as Health Professional Shortage Areas, or HPSAs.