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  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Pneumoconiosis black lung

    Friday, July 10, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Pneumoconiosis black lung Pneumoconiosis, commonly known as black lung, has been a life-threatening lung disease that has been affecting miners for generations. WVU Medicine is currently in studies to understand the disease in order to better help the miners afflicted with it.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Dupuytren's Disease

    Friday, June 19, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Dupuytren's Disease It’s a common disorder that progressively pulls the fingers towards the palm, preventing full extension of the fingers. It’s called Dupuytren’s Disease and there is now a faster treatment for it. Shafic Sraj, MD, explains in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Contact Tracing

    Wednesday, June 17, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Contact Tracing Public health experts say as restrictions are lifted, the success of preventing a surge or second wave of COVID-19 will rely on more testing and contact tracing.  What is contact tracing and how does it work? Kathy Moffett, MD, explains in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Asymptomatic Carriers

    Monday, June 8, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Asymptomatic Carriers In a world where a major pandemic spreads from person to person before they may even show symptoms, everyone could become an “asymptomatic carrier." When we normally rely on aches, coughs, and fever to let us know when we’re coming down with something contagious, what can be done to combat one of COVID-19’s most dangerous factors?

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: WVU Medicine Health Report: Phase 3 - reopening safely

    Monday, June 1, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: WVU Medicine Health Report: Phase 3 - reopening safely As we’ve entered Phase 3 of reopening West Virginia, more businesses are opening as the Governor urges everyone to wear a mask in public. So how do we reopen safely while preventing a surge or second wave of COVID-19? Infectious Disease Specialist Kathy Moffett, MD, explains how in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • Safe Surgery during COVID-19 at WVU Medicine

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    Safe Surgery during COVID-19 at WVU Medicine If you've delayed elective and non-elective surgery because of the pandemic, it's time to put your health first and schedule that procedure. WVU Medicine Chief Medical Officer Judie Charlton, MD, explains how new safety protocols have made surgery during COVID-19 at WVU Medicine very safe.

  • COVID-19 in April: What We've Learned

    Friday, May 15, 2020

    COVID-19 in April: What We've Learned During the month of April, medical providers and experts raced learn as much as they could about COVID-19. WVU Medicine’s infectious disease expert, Kathy Moffett, MD, reviews some of what we’ve learned, and what we still don’t know.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Caring for COVID 19 at Home

    Monday, May 11, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Caring for COVID 19 at Home Most patients with COVID-19 are not hospitalized, but cared for at home. Kathy Moffett, MD, explains how to care for a COVID-19 patient at home in this WVU Medicine Health Report.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Allergy vs. virus

    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Allergy vs. virus Seasonal allergies are here. With COVID-19 dominating our health concerns, do you know if your symptoms are hay fever or coronavirus? David Skoner, MD, WVU Medicine Allergy and Immunology, offers some ways to tell the difference, when to look for a diagnosis, and how to get an exam during a period of social distancing.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: Finding wellness during COVID-19

    Wednesday, April 29, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: Finding wellness during COVID-19 In this stressful time of the COVID-19 pandemic, are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right and managing stress? In this WVU Medicine Health Report, Gwen Emery, MD, explains how to find and maintain wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.