WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

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 [...]

WVU Healthcare physicians raise awareness about osteoporosis and fragility fractures

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. An estimated 44 million Americans are impacted by osteoporosis or low bone density; most will go undiagnosed and untreated. [...]

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Lewisburg

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Greenbrier 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 Walmart in Lewisburg from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 27. 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 an appointment in Lewisburg call 304-793-2505. 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.     [...]

Walmart, Sam’s Club kick off 2012 fundraising campaign for WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – On May 1, Walmart stores and distribution centers and Sam’s Clubs across the state and region kicked off their 2012 fundraising campaign for [...]