WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

Bonnie’s Bus offers mammograms in northern panhandle

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Ohio and Brooke counties next month, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.  A service of WVU Healthcare, Bonnie’s Bus will be at the Triadelphia Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, October 4, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and at the Brooke County Public Library in Wellsburg on Wednesday, October 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. [...]

Parkersburg Hospitals Seek to Join System

PARKERSBURG, W.Va.  – Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital announced today their intention to join the statewide West Virginia United Health System (WVUHS). [...]

Metabolic Link to Asthma Seen in Children

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Children of any weight who have an imbalanced metabolism due to poor diet or exercise may be at increased risk of asthma, according to new research at West Virginia University. The findings, derived from data on nearly 18,000 West Virginia children, challenge the widespread assumption that obesity itself is a risk factor for asthma. [...]

Bonnie’s Bus Offers Mammograms

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will visit Kanawha and Logan counties next week, offering digital mammograms and breast care education to women.  A service of WVU Healthcare, Bonnie’s Bus will be at the Clendenin Health Center on Tuesday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at Southern West Virginia Health Systems in Man on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 22-23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mammograms are not free, but billing to insurers is provided.  Women who lack insurance may be matched to government or nonprofit charities. A physician’s order is needed for a mammogram. For a Bonnie’s Bus appointment, call the Clendenin Health Center at 304-548-7272 or Southern West Virginia Health Systems at 304-583-8585. During its first year on the road in 2009, the 40-foot long Bonnie’s Bus travelled 9,000 miles, visited 20 counties, and provided nearly 400 mammography screenings. The goal for 2010 is to make at least 60 site visits throughout West Virginia with a focus on communities that have the highest breast cancer mortality rates.  Bonnie’s Bus represents a statewide partnership of women’s groups, clinicians, public health professionals 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 WVU’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center, Bonnie’s Bus is operated by WVU Hospitals. The bus is named after Mrs. Statler's late mother, Bonnie Wells Wilson. For information on Bonnie’s Bus, see http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/mbrcc/bonnie.   [...]

WVU Children’s Hospital patient to appear on Frosted Flakes box

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – An 11-year-old West Virginia University Children’s Hospital patient is being honored for her courageous battle against brain cancer. Danielle Bartlett from Richwood will be featured along with the Children’s Miracle Network on a specially-designed box of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes cereal. [...]

Rudy Douthat, M.D., speaks at WVU School of Medicine Grand Rounds

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Rudenz “Rudy” Thomas Douthat, M.D., a West Virginia University graduate widely regarded as one of the founders of emergency medicine, will speak at WVU on Thursday, Sept. 16. His talk, part of the School of Medicine’s Grand Rounds, is entitled “Band of Brothers.” [...]

WVU heart research awarded $2.5 million grant

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A $2.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI ) will continue the work of a West Virginia University research team that studies how chemicals change and interact at the cellular and molecular levels to regulate blood flow to the heart. [...]

WVU professor authors medical school study aid

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Preparation for medical school anatomy courses and licensing exams is a grueling rite of passage for future doctors. A West Virginia University associate professor has co-authored a unique new text that aims to challenge students’ analytical skills while providing direction for targeted study. [...]

September Stride is Sept. 25

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 18th annual September Stride is Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. This event – a 5K run and walk – is sponsored by WVU Healthcare’s Rehabilitation Services Department. The race fee is $18 for the public and $15 for employees of WVU Healthcare if signed up by Sept. 17. After early registration, and on race day, the cost is $20 for all participants. The fee includes a T-shirt and a pasta dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center cafeteria. Speaking at the dinner is 2008 Olympian and 2005 NCAA 5,000-meter champion, Megan Metcalfe Wright, a physical therapist in rehab services at WVU Healthcare. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, as well as a $100 cash prize for setting a new men’s or women’s course record. Prizes will also be awarded to age group, heavyweight and employee winners in the 5K run and walk. All participants are eligible for prize drawings. The race will begin and end in the parking lots between Ruby Memorial Hospital and Mountaineer Field. The 5K is a two-loop course and includes one water stop. For the convenience of parents who want to run, kids will be able to participate in arts-and-crafts activities and races throughout the morning. Kids must be at least 1-year-old to participate in the activities. WVU students can earn two hours of volunteer credit by participating in the race. Volunteer hour credit forms will be available at the registration table on race day. September Stride benefits the Richard Rosenbaum Memorial Fund, which provides medication and equipment to children with cystic fibrosis and other pulmonary problems. His family is responsible for creating the fund, as well as the Rosenbaum Family House, which provides a place for adult patients and their families to stay while receiving medical care at WVUH. Richard “Rick” Rosenbaum was treated for cystic fibrosis at WVU from the time he was born until he died at age 36.  Event organizers remember Rosenbaum as not only a local businessman but also a good friend. For more information, or to donate to the Rosenbaum Memorial Fund, contact WVU Healthcare’s Rehabilitation Services Department at 304-598-4118 or visit www.wvuhealthcare.com/stride.com.   [...]