WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Princeton

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Mercer County, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.  A service of WVU Healthcare and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus will be at Bluestone Health Center in Princeton from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 14. The mammograms are billed to private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare if available. Mammograms for women who do not have insurance will be covered by the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (WVBCCSP) or through special grant funds. No woman over 40 is turned away due to lack of funding.  A physician’s order is needed for a mammogram. For a Bonnie's Bus appointment in Princeton call 304-431-5499. Since the startup of the mobile mammography program in 2009, Bonnie’s Bus has travelled more than 40,000 miles and provided more than 3,000 mammograms. More than half of those were screened in 2011. Many of those screened are uninsured or underinsured and qualified for screening through the WVBCCSP. Bonnie’s Bus works in collaboration with a statewide partnership of clinicians, public health professionals, women’s groups and other community leaders working to help reduce the number of deaths from breast cancer in West Virginia.   Made possible by a generous gift from West Virginia natives Jo and Ben Statler to the Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus is operated in partnership with WVU Hospitals. The bus is named after Jo Statler’s late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson. For information on Bonnie’s Bus, see www.wvucancer.org/bonnie.     Attention reporters and editors: If you are interested in covering Bonnie’s Bus when it visits your area, please call the HSC News Service in Morgantown at 304-293-7087 in advance. Out of respect for patient privacy, please do not show up at the location without scheduling an appropriate time for interviews and/or photos. [...]

Touch-A-Truck to benefit cancer patients

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Children of all ages will be able to sit in, climb on and explore all types of vehicles that roll into the WVU Coliseum parking lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 for the Third Annual Morgantown Touch-A-Truck fundraiser to benefit cancer patients. The event will be held rain or shine and will feature a helicopter, cranes, fire trucks, police cruisers and other familiar headlights and horns. This will also be the first year for Army vehicles, and attendees will get to see firsthand how hot air balloons work and enjoy other hands-on activities. Admission is $5 per person. Since 2010, the Touch-A-Truck event has raised nearly $15,000 to help local families fight cancer. All proceeds from this year’s event will support programs at the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.   “Our hope as we plan Touch-A-Truck each year is that we bring Morgantown families together for a fun-filled day with a purpose – fighting cancer one family, one community and one state at a time,” said Leah Darr, speaking on behalf of fellow event organizers Katie Martin, Sheila Powell and Peggy Runyon. “We couldn’t make this event happen without the support of all the vehicle operators and vendors who volunteer their time and energy at no cost to support Touch-A-Truck. Cancer is a disease that has impacted many of their families and friends too.” For more information contact Leah Darr at 304-290-8441 or 3darrs@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/touchatruckmorgantown. [...]

WVU researchers receive $100,000 grant from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Two researchers in the [...]

The Wellness Program at WVU Health Sciences offers Dr. Dean Ornish’s “The Spectrum”

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, account for seven out of 10 deaths among Americans each year. Although they are among the most common health problems, they are also among the most preventable. [...]

Study shows abuse of painkillers may be linked to depression, suicide in college students

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A study by researchers in the emerging [...]

New M.S. program preps health professionals to take research from bench to bedside

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Along with educating future professionals, producing meaningful research is at the heart of higher learning. Translational research moves science from the lab to the bedside, to the clinic, and ultimately to the public with the goal of improving the health of people in our communities and the nation. The [...]

Gift to benefit WVU Eye Institute’s outreach program for children

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Children suffering from vision problems in the west-central part of the state will benefit from a $30,000 gift to the [...]