WVU Medicine Cabinet News Stories

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms in Belington

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Morgantown radiothon to benefit WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The 14th Annual Q for Kids Radiothon benefiting West Virginia University Children’s Hospital will hit the airwaves live on Nov. 15. WVU Children’s Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network, WVAQ (101.9 FM), WQZK (94.1 FM) and WBTQ (93.5 FM) will host the radiothon in the cafeteria of WVU Healthcare’s Ruby Memorial Hospital and will be broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. Radio personalities will tell stories about children who have benefited from services provided by WVU Children’s Hospital. Patients are also scheduled to visit the radiothon to share their stories on air. To date, the radiothon has raised more than $1.1 million in support of WVU Children’s Hospital. For information about the radiothon, contact the WVU Children’s Hospital Development Office at 304-598-4346, ext. 1. The toll free number for donations during the radiothon is 877-719-KIDS (5437). WVU Children’s Hospital – located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, WVU Healthcare’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. For information on WVU Children’s Hospital, see www.wvukids.com. The Children’s Miracle Network is a fundraising program to benefit hospitals providing healthcare for children. Created by the Osmond Foundation in 1983, the Children’s Miracle Network includes 170 hospitals throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. For information on Children’s Miracle Network, see www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org. [...]

Doctors On Call and The Law Works combine for hour-long special on drug abuse in West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Drug overdoses kill more West Virginians each year than car accidents. Two popular long-running programs on West Virginia Public Television, “Doctors On Call” and “The Law Works,” are joining forces in a live, hour-long special at 8 p.m. this Thursday to discuss the serious issues of drug abuse in the state. Three WVU Healthcare experts will answer viewers’ medical questions, as three legal and law enforcement experts discuss crime and punishment. “Doctors On Call” host, Rolly Sullivan, M.D., is director of addiction programs at WVU Healthcare’s Chestnut Ridge Center. James Berry, D.O., is also an addictions expert for WVU Healthcare at Chestnut Ridge. Owen Lander, M.D., is medical director of the emergency department at WVU Healthcare’s Ruby Memorial Hospital. “The Law Works” host, Dan Ringer, is a practicing attorney in Morgantown and past president of the W.Va. State Bar. Shawn Morgan is the Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia. Mark Simala is an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. “Our drug treatment clinics are full – we’re doing all we can to keep up with the demand for treatment,” Dr. Sullivan said. “Whether it’s methamphetamine, or prescription opioids, or even bath salts, so many people in this state are using and abusing drugs that are causing problems for their health and wellbeing.” “The drug problem in West Virginia is so severe that whole communities are being scarred by it,” Ringer said. “We hope this program will shed some light on the issues and offer hope and possible solutions.”   “The Law Works” is supported by underwriting from the Office of the West Virginia Attorney General; Software Systems, Inc.; the West Virginia Bar Foundation, Inc.; the Monongalia County Bar Association; and the West Virginia State Supreme Court. “Doctors on Call” is a joint production of WVU Healthcare, WVU Health Sciences, and West Virginia PBS (www.wvpubcast.org) a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources. Stay up to date with “Doctors On Call” by visiting its Facebook page. [...]

Sharp rise in diabetic eye disease makes American Diabetes Month even more important

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age adults in the United States. Fortunately, there are effective treatments to help prevent vision loss from diabetic eye disease, but early detection and timely treatment are critically important. During American Diabetes Month this November, the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the [...]