US deaths from heart disease and diabetes climbed amid COVID

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The U.S. saw remarkable increases in the death rates for heart disease, diabetes and some other common killers in 2020, and experts believe a big reason may be that many people with dangerous symptoms made the lethal mistake of staying away from the hospital for fear of catching the coronavirus.

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Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care program announced

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Children and Families, Division of Early Care and Education (ECE) on Tuesday announced the Breastfeeding Friendly Child Care designation for West Virginia childcare providers.

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“Blood Bash” returns as need for donations is critical

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Summer is often a crucial time for blood donations since that’s when they typically drop off. So, it comes as great news that one of the area’s most well known and longest-running blood drives is back following a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

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House Call: Skin Cancer Awareness Month

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With summer around the corner, we continue our discussion about the importance of sunscreen. Joining us tonight for Skin Cancer Awareness Month is Gretchen Hennigan, nurse navigator and certified oncology nurse at the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center.

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WVU Medicine recruits Dr. Christopher Mascio to lead Children’s Heart Center

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WVU Medicine is pleased to announce that Christopher E. Mascio, M.D., will lead pediatric cardiac services for WVU Medicine Children’s, serving as the executive director of the new WVU Medicine Children’s Heart Center and division chief of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

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Winners of Kids Kick Opioids contest announced

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced nine students from central and southeastern West Virginia as regional winners of the office’s fifth Kids Kick Opioids contest, a public service announcement partnership with elementary and middle schools that encourages students to raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

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Hospital turns 10

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When Valley Health opened its new Hampshire Memorial Hospital 10 years ago, Dr. Don Jansen made a promise.

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Heart study: Low- and regular-dose aspirin safe, effective

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An unusual study that had thousands of heart disease patients enroll themselves and track their health online as they took low- or regular-strength aspirin concludes that both doses seem equally safe and effective for preventing additional heart problems and strokes.

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WV man becomes oldest organ donor In U.S. history

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The Center for Organ Recovery & Education announced Monday, May 10, that it recovered the liver from the oldest recorded organ donor in U.S. history, 95-year-old Cecil F. Lockhart of Welch, West Virginia, who died May 4.

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WVU Medicine to open clinic in Glenville

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Residents of Glenville and Gilmer County will have better access to WVU Medicine’s specialty care when the health system opens a clinic at the Waco Center near Glenville State College.

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CAMC kicks off construction of new education facility

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Charleston Area Medical Center on Friday launched its fundraising campaign and celebrated the start of construction for the hospital’s Center for Learning and Research. It’s called the CAMC Foundation Knowledge at the Center of Care Campaign.

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West Virginia DHHR Announces Healthy People Healthy Places 2021 Awards

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) today announced five communities as recipients of the Healthy People Healthy Places designation, recognizing their commitment to supporting healthy choices.

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Prescription drug take back day April 24

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The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are partnering for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative No. 20 on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crab Orchard Pharmacy, 1299 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Crab Orchard.

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April is National Donate Life Month

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WVU Medicine is pleased to join the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE) to raise awareness about organ, tissue, and cornea donation and to inspire everyone to register to be an organ donor during National Donate Life Month.

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COVID-19 patients provided special gift

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After experiencing the heartbreaking loss of their father, a Buckhannon family has provided the valuable gift of communication to COVID-19 patients at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston and Mon Health Medical Center in Morgantown.

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WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital receives obesity medicine accreditation

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The WVU Medicine Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Center at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital has been accredited as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®) Accreditation Center — Comprehensive Center with Obesity Medicine Qualifications by the joint Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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WVU breaks ground for oncology infusion center at Grant Memorial

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In January, Grant Memorial Hospital (GMH) in Petersburg broke ground on a new nine-patient oncology infusion center to offer a more expanded and sophisticated program of cancer services through a collaborative agreement with the WVU Cancer Institute to improve healthcare in the area.

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WVU addresses addiction crisis with novel ultrasound treatment

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On the heels of the country’s deadliest year for drug overdoses, the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute launched a first-in-the-world clinical trial to investigate the use of focused ultrasound technology to treat those with opioid use disorder.

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WVSOM names new dean

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The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) has announced Linda Boyd, D.O., as the school’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean.

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Scrubs donation helps Mon Health patients

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Mon Health Equipment and Supplies at Stonewall, in Weston, donated scrubs for patients at several Mon Health locations, including Mon Health Medical Center, Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital, Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital and Grafton City Hospital.

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United Hospital Center Earns National Accreditation

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The Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation to the cancer program at the Cecil B. Highland, Jr. & Barbara B. Highland Cancer Center at United Hospital Center (UHC).

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West Virginia receives funding to promote healthy living

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Bureau for Public Health (BPH) recently received funding from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) to promote healthy living and reduce social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic through the Building Resilient Inclusive Communities (BRIC) program.

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Hospital to hang kids’ art

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WVU Medicine Children’s has partnered with the West Virginia Tourism Office to seek out artwork from West Virginia children to include in the new Children’s Hospital.

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Camden Clark Medical Center expands services

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As they have continually dealt with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the WVU Camden Clark Medical Center has also made a number of advances and improvements to medical care locally over the last year.

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Broaddus Family Care expands to better serve the community

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Broaddus Hospital of Philippi is growing to meet the demand for family medicine and inpatient care in Barbour County. Dr. Garrett Butler will work as a full time family practitioner at Broaddus Family Care (BFC), and will serve as hospitalist, providing medical care to hospitalized patients.

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"Kids Kick Opioids" design contest winners announced

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has announced five students from the region as winners of the office’s fourth Kids Kick Opioids contest, a competition designed to spur creativity and raise awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

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Students show appreciation to WMC employees

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As part of recent observances of Catholic Schools Week, students from Weirton Madonna High School wrote letters to employees of Weirton Medical Center, including gift cards, to show their appreciation for those medical professionals who have been on the front lines during the COVID pandemic.

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House Call: Blood Pressure Part 1

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The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure, which helps the healthcare provider determine whether treatments are working.

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WVU Medicine Selects Omnicell One Intelligence Solution to Drive Better Pharmacy Inventory Management, Optimize Costs, and Support Better Patient Care

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Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq:OMCL), a leading provider of medication management solutions and adherence tools for health systems and pharmacies, today announced that WVU Medicine has expanded their partnership with Omnicell through a 10-year, sole source agreement renewal, with plans to leverage the Company’s industry-leading medication inventory management platform to improve pharmacy supply chain management across the West Virginia-based health network.

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Virtual reality explored to combat pain

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Researchers at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute are advancing their efforts to use virtual reality technology to combat a wide range of neurological conditions from chronic pain to addiction and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Doc talks vaccine, pregnancy

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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant patients have been advised to be extra vigilant about safety precautions, including washing their hands, social distancing, avoiding large gatherings and wearing a face covering.

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The New UHC Ophthalmology, Now Open

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United Hospital Center has opened a new ophthalmology office by combining the services of several board-certified ophthalmologists to practice at UHC Ophthalmology: Dr. David A. Faris, Dr. Ghassan Ghorayeb, Dr. Leah “Carol” Laxson, Dr. John Nguyen, Dr. Emerson T. Que and their physician assistants and staff.

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Princeton Community nearly at capacity

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Princeton Community Hospital is on the threshold of a COVID-19 crisis in having the capacity to provide enough beds and staff to treat in-patients and is urging anyone with a less acute illness to go to a clinic or MedExpress and not the emergency room.

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DMC to open walk-in medical care in Davis in 2021

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The area’s largest regional healthcare provider announced recently that it will open a walk-in medical care clinic inside the Davis Shop ‘n Save Express in Davis, W.Va. The clinic is anticipated to open in May 2021.

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Mon Health, Holiday Inn team up to help families

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Thanks to a partnership with the Holiday Inn-Morgantown, a new program will dedicate hotel rooms and accommodations to offer supportive housing for families and visitors of patients undergoing a procedure or treatment at Mon Health Medical Center.

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Raleigh health official: Tracing more difficult

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Tracing the source of a Covid case is more difficult than in the spring, now that the number of cases in Raleigh County has proliferated, Raleigh Health Department Director Dr. Brian Macaulay said Thursday, and the health department has a new employee who is helping with contact tracing.

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W.Va. turning red, orange on Covid map

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As Covid-19 infections and deaths mounted in West Virginia and across the country on Thursday, the state’s color-coded map that tracks transmission of the highly infectious disease was turning to the more restrictive colors of orange and red.

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Cancer Institute offers new immune therapy

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The WVU Cancer Institute Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation Program has expanded its ability to offer chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy to patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma.

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Greenbrier Valley Covid-19 testing sites announced

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With Covid-19 case numbers mushrooming in the Greenbrier Valley, the Greenbrier County 911 Center and the county’s health department are receiving numerous calls asking about the availability of local Covid testing sites.

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute cardiologist wins NHLBI challenge

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The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute has been selected as a winner in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s (NHLBI) Big Data Analysis Challenge: Creating New Paradigms for Heart Failure Research for research on using machine learning to predict ventricular disease done by Partho Sengupta, M.D., WVU Heart and Vascular Institute Cardiology division chief and director of cardiac imaging.

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Program again rated among best in nation

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The comprehensive breast care program at the WVU Cancer Institute has again been granted a full three-year accreditation designation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

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Providing medical care for West Virginia Children

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On this week’s Inside West Virginia Politics, we discuss why everyone should be careful over Thanksgiving, we learn more about WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, and find out how some are working to help those impacted economically by the pandemic.

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WVU Medicine improving care for transgender patients

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Across the nation, many individuals who identify as transgender or gender diverse avoid accessing health care, even basic primary care, because of fear of discrimination or mistreatment — but WVU Medicine is implementing a number of strategies to improve care for this patient population.

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COVID testing available to public

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Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital will now provide free COVID-19 testing from 1-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources COVID-19 Response Plan.

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WVU Medicine continues progress despite COVID-19 environment

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After a slowdown beginning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WVU Medicine is rising to the occasion to continue its mission to improve the health of West Virginians and all served by the system through excellence in patient care, research and education, according to the system’s president and CEO.

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Turn the world purple Thursday for pancreatic cancer day

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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, has been designated as “World Pancreatic Cancer Day,” all around the world to call attention to the urgent need for research funding for early detection tools and effective treatment options for pancreatic cancer patients, according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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Fauci urges American public to double down on COVID-19 safety measures amid surge

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Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called on Americans to double down on health precautions like wearing a mask or face covering, social distancing and more as COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country.

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COVID cases reach single day high

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to climb in West Virginia with 560 new cases added by the state Department of Health and Human Resources Thursday morning.

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New WVU Hospitals-East CEO settles into new role

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Focused on assessing the needs of the community and expanding services to provide high-quality healthcare to residents of the Eastern Panhandle, the new president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals-East said he is excited to begin creating solutions to problems patients face locally.

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West Virginia's free COVID-19 testing sites for Tuesday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) announced free COVID-19 testing will be held Tuesday in Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Doddridge, Hampshire, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mineral, Mingo, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Putnam, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel, Wood, and Wyoming counties.

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Virtual lung cancer screening available all month long in November

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The WVU Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Screening Program will provide video and telephone screenings for current and former smokers all month long in November for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women in the United States.

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Early warning signs for breast cancer

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Breast cancer affects millions of women across the globe every year. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, affecting 2.1 million each year.

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Drug take back day Saturday

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The Beckley Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Sam’s Club, 1220 North Eisenhower Drive.

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COVID-19 testing to continue Tuesday

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To increase COVID-19 testing opportunities for all West Virginians, the Governor’s Office, the WV Department of Health and Human Resources, the WV National Guard, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, local health departments, and community partners are providing FREE COVID-19 testing.

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HealthCare.gov premiums to fall 2% in 2021

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Health insurance premiums for benchmark Affordable Care Act exchange plans will decrease in 2021 for the third year in a row, and most shoppers will have more plan choices, CMS said Monday.

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Free COVID-19 testing continues Sunday, Monday

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Free COVID-19 testing will be offered Sunday, Oct. 11 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the small loop in front of B-UHS and Monday, Oct. 12 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the large loop in front of the B-UHS stadium.

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Nurse practitioner shares tips for breast cancer health

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Hanna L. Kesler, a family nurse practitioner specializing in breast oncology at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center, is involved in Sade Michael’s ongoing cancer treatment at the Huntington facility, and Michael’s journey has struck a chord with her as a woman three years younger than Michael, 33.

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Trump, first lady positive for virus; he has ‘mild symptoms’

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President Donald Trump is experiencing “mild symptoms” of COVID-19 after revealing Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning announcement that plunges the country deeper into uncertainty just a month before the presidential election.

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Valley HealthCare System breaks ground on $7 M complex

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Since its founding in 1969 as a small counseling center located in the basement of a university building, Valley HealthCare System has grown to serve individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and chemical dependency issues.

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WVU receives $1.2M telehealth grant from federal government

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Dr. Scott Findley, a WVU Medicine assistant professor and director of the Rural Emergency Medicine Institute, has obtained a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

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Health department offers free testing Friday

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To get a better picture of the number of individuals with COVID-19 in Monongalia County, additional free community testing conducted by Monongalia County Health Department will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the WVU Rec Center.

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Mon Health cuts ribbon for new clinic

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What was set to be a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Mon Health Facility turned into a ribbon cutting event where the organization announced several of its clinicians will be moving into a new space at the I-79 Technology Park.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and each year Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) and the Lewis County CEOS Clubs join together to educate the public about how early detection of breast cancer can save lives. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon will look different compared to years past. MonHealth/SJMH Marketing Director Julia Spelsberg said they and the CEOS clubs are organizing a luncheon, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 12 p.m. at the Broad Street United Methodist Church parking lot in Weston.

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CAMC opens testing site, closes hospitals to visitors

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As COVID-19 cases continue to climb in West Virginia along with the potential need for more tests, Charleston Area Medical Center will open a new drive-thru testing site at its Women and Children’s Hospital, according to a news release.

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Mon Health Heart & Vascular earns national recognition

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Mon Health Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals 2020-21 as High Performing in Heart Failure in receiving the American Heart Association's (AHA) Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Plus and Silver Plus Quality Achievement Awards.

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WVU Medicine Camden Clark compares symptoms of cold, flu, and COVID-19

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With cold and flu season approaching, many are wondering how to distinguish between symptoms that might be due to a cold, flu, or allergies, and those that could be caused by COVID-19. Many of the symptoms overlap, and it is therefore recommended that anyone experiencing symptoms get tested for COVID-19 and self-quarantine.

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Free testing set in Beckley

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A free Covid-19 testing event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11 from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department, 1602 Harper Road.

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Stonerise Healthcare issues update to community on COVID-19 infections

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Following confirmation that two employees and one patient at Stonerise Healthcare’s Springfield Skilled Nursing Center (Monroe County) tested positive for COVID-19, and in accordance with guidance from the State of West Virginia, all Springfield patients and employees were tested this week for the novel coronavirus.

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Mingo County nurse among RNC speakers

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A West Virginia nurse was among the speakers of Monday’s Republican National Convention festivities, in which she talked about President Donald Trump and his administration’s response to the coronavirus.

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August is National Minority Donor Awareness Month

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People of African American/Black, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian/Alaska Native, and multiracial descent currently make up 60 percent of the individuals on the national organ transplant waiting list.

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Free COVID-19 testing for Concord

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Long lines of students and employees lined up Wednesday while staying 6 feet apart as they waited for free COVID-19 testing which will let them back into Concord University’s classrooms and dormitories.

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Medical group shares dos and don'ts of wearing a face mask

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In an attempt to get every American behind the idea of wearing a face mask -- and behind an actual face mask -- to slow the spread of Covid-19, the Association of American Medical Colleges on Wednesday released simple, straight-forward national guidance for the public.

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Dr. Michael Edmond named chief medical officer for WVU Health System

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The West Virginia University Health System and the West Virginia University School of Medicine’s affiliated practice plan, University Health Associates, announced the appointment of Michael B. Edmond, M.D., M.P.H., M.P.A., M.B.A., as the WVU Health System’s new chief medical officer, the chief executive of University Health Associates, and the vice dean for clinical affairs and chief medical officer of WVU Hospitals. Dr. Edmond will join WVU Medicine in November.

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Healthy Berkeley Challenge announced

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Healthy Berkeley: It’s Up to Us, a community collaborative that was formed to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of Berkeley County, is sponsoring a challenge for all ages and abilities.

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COVID-19 testing event to target teens, young adults

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Marion County residents, especially younger members of the African-American community, a group that is being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis, are encouraged to participate in free, quick, drive-thru coronavirus testing this weekend.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's expands across state

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Neighborhoods, trails and parks will be the site of this year’s 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s as the new Walk experience allows participants to walk everywhere to show support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Six WVU Medicine hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report

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Six WVU Medicine hospitals – four member hospitals and two managed hospitals – have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2020-21. This year’s rankings also include the WVU Medicine Urology Program’s fourth consecutive national ranking, and WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital’s designation as the number one hospital in the state.

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Safety in the sun

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According to United Hospital Center’s Vice President of Oncology and Post-acute Care Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, “Before you go outdoors you should remember to apply sunscreen.

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COVID Testing at Coliseum

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West Virginia University on Monday began testing 7,200 employees for COVID-19 who are expected to be on the Morgantown campus when fall semester begins in less than a month.

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Course prepares more than 150 volunteers to assist in contact tracing

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More than 150 volunteers from throughout West Virginia have now completed Contact Tracing and Pandemic Response, a training developed by the West Virginia University School of Public Health and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Senators Manchin, Capito announce nearly $2 million for maternal, child health services in West Virginia

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U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,910,421 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for maternal and child health services in West Virginia through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and for research for mothers and children at West Virginia University (WVU).

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Marion Delegates tour Fairmont Medical Center

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Marion County’s three representatives in the West Virginia House of Delegates toured the newly reopened WVU Medicine-owned Fairmont Medical Center Tuesday afternoon, thankful to have a hospital back in the area after three months.

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United Way, AEP Foundation distribute masks in central WV

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After distributing about 1,000 cloth face masks sewn by volunteers during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Way of Central West Virginia on Monday handed out hundreds of free paper masks at a drive-thru dispensary set up in the Charleston-based nonprofit’s parking lot.

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Hampshire County Health Department drive-thru testing

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The Hampshire County Health Department will have a drive-thru testing site open Tuesday, July 14th from 9am-11am for Hampshire County residents who have returned from traveling out of state, particularly popular vacation destinations.

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COVID-19 triage center comes at right time

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It would seem the coronavirus crisis is going to be with us for a while, so it is welcome and timely news that WVU’s Fairmont Medical Center has received $10 million in CARES Act funding to start up a COVID-19 triage center.

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WVU Medicine continues testing

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WVU Medicine continues to offer COVID-19 testing at its outpatient center at University Town Centre. The testing at this location is not free; a provider’s order is required to be tested.

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EMT Training

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Access to trained emergency response personnel, particularly in West Virginia where rural areas are abundant, can be a matter of life and death.

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Mon Health gets shot at trial

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Boston Scientific, developer of the innovative WATCHMAN device that reduces the risk of stroke for atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients, has nominated Mon Health Medical Center to participate in another national clinical trial.

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W.Va. governor makes facial coverings mandatory

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In a move to slow down the growing number of positive Covid-19 cases in the state, Gov. Jim Justice has ordered the mandatory wearing of facial coverings in public indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be achieved.

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Fairmont Medical sees patients

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West Virginia University Health System opened Fairmont Medical Center Tuesday morning in what was the former Fairmont Regional Medical Center and hinted it may expand its presence inside the building.

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DHHR completes investigation into COVID-19 case discrepancy

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An investigation, ordered by Gov. Jim Justice last week after the number of active COVID-19 cases in Randolph County were found to be much lower than shown on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) COVID-19 dashboard, has found that the DHHR electronic case surveillance system was not updated with recovered case data from the local health departments and DHHR did not follow up with local health departments to routinely verify recovered cases of COVID-19.

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