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  • WVU Medicine Health Report - Bariatric Endoscopy

    Friday, May 14, 2021

    WVU Medicine Health Report - Bariatric Endoscopy For obese patients who can't lose weight through diet and exercise and don't want weight loss surgery, there's a newer option. Bariatric Endoscopy is an incisionless procedure to help you lose weight. Shaielendra Singh, MD, explains the benefits of the procedure.

  • Why get the COVID-19 vaccine?

    Friday, April 30, 2021

    Why get the COVID-19 vaccine? Christopher Goode, MD – a father, husband, son, and chair of WVU Medicine Emergency Medicine – explains why he and his family got the COVID-19 vaccine and why you should too in this PSA. To schedule a vaccine, contact your Employee Health Department or visit: www.wvumedicine.org/wvvaccine.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report - SpineJack Vertebral Repair

    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

    WVU Medicine Health Report - SpineJack Vertebral Repair If you have back pain from a broken vertebrae, you know how severe that pain can be. Now, a new device called the SpineJack provides a minimally invasive repair for spine fractures that also restores height, as explained in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report - SMA Gene Replacement Therapy

    Monday, February 8, 2021

    WVU Medicine Health Report - SMA Gene Replacement Therapy One in 11,000 babies is born with spinal muscular atrophy or SMA. It's the leading genetic cause of death for infants. But a new gene therapy treatment is saving lives and improving outcomes. In this WVU Medicine Health Report, Sara McGuire, MD, pediatric neurologist, discusses “SMA Gene Replacement Therapy.”

  • WVU Medicine Health Report - COVID-19 vaccine Q&A

    Monday, January 18, 2021

    WVU Medicine Health Report - COVID-19 vaccine Q&A As West Virginia continues to lead the country in the COVID-19 vaccine distribution rate, you may have access to the vaccine sooner than expected.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report - COVID: What we've learned

    Sunday, January 10, 2021

    WVU Medicine Health Report - COVID: What we've learned As the pandemic enters its tenth month and its worst surge, we’ve learned a lot about this virus that we didn’t know at the outset.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report - COVID-19: When best to test?

    Monday, January 4, 2021

    WVU Medicine Health Report - COVID-19: When best to test?  

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Surviving the Surge

    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Surviving the Surge As the COVID-19 surge increases in West Virginia and around the country, we must stay vigilant in preventing the spread of the virus. How do we survive the surge?

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Masking medical myths

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Masking medical myths Despite Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations to wear a mask in public places to stop the spread of COVID, there are some who still refuse to wear a mask. WVU Medicine pulmonologist Saif Al Qatarneh, MD, debunks some common mask-wearing myths. For more information and resources about the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit wvumedicine.org/covid-19

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Flu shots during COVID-19

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Flu shots during COVID-19 Every year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months old and up get a flu vaccine. The current COVID-19 pandemic makes this year's flu shot recommendation more important than ever, as Lisa Costello, MD, explains in this WVU Medicine Health Report.