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  • 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.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: COVID 19, Children, and Asthma

    Monday, October 5, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: COVID 19, Children, and Asthma 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?

  • COVID-19: Duration of test positivity vs. infectiousness

    Monday, September 21, 2020

    COVID-19: Duration of test positivity vs. infectiousness Over the last several months, clinicians at WVU Medicine and around the world have learned a lot about COVID-19, including its symptoms, treatments, and transmission dynamics.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: COVID-19 Vaccine Update

    Thursday, September 3, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: COVID-19 Vaccine Update 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.

  • WVU Medicine Health Report: WVU Medicine Children's Complex Care Clinic

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020

    WVU Medicine Health Report: WVU Medicine Children's Complex Care Clinic 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.

  • 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.