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Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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.
Monday, October 5, 2020
As children and young people return to school, social distancing and mask-wearing are more important than ever to reduce the spread of COVID-19. One to two percent of people suffering the symptoms of COVID-19 infections are younger than 20. If children are asthmatic, are they more likely to contract COVID-19, to spread it, or to suffer worse symptoms?
Monday, September 21, 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Of the 169 COVID-19 vaccines in the works worldwide, only eight are in the final phase three of clinical trials. Many infectious disease experts are hopeful a vaccine will be ready by early 2021. In this WVU Medicine Health Report, infectious diseases pharmacist Meera Mehta, PharmD, talks about the race to develop a vaccine and what to expect when a vaccine is available.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Caring for children with multiple complex or chronic health conditions can be overwhelming and a full time job for many parents. But the WVU Medicine Children’s Pediatric Complex Care Clinic is helping relieve parents of this challenge by coordinating care while improving quality of life.
Friday, July 10, 2020
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.
Friday, June 19, 2020
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.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
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.
Monday, June 8, 2020
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?
Monday, June 1, 2020
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.