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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.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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.
Friday, May 15, 2020
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.
Monday, May 11, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
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.