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  • WVU Health Report: Cat Scratch Fever

    WVU Health Report: Cat Scratch Fever

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:27 PM EDT2014-08-26 01:27:17 GMT
    An encounter with the sharp teeth and claws of your playful house-cat or a less agreeable feline might have given you more than itchy welts and scratches. Sometimes, a scratch or mild nip that breaks the skin may be followed by a more serious reaction often called "cat scratch fever".
    An encounter with the sharp teeth and claws of your playful house-cat or a less agreeable feline might have given you more than itchy welts and scratches. Sometimes, a scratch or mild nip that breaks the skin may be followed by a more serious reaction often called "cat scratch fever".
  • WVU Health Report: Carotid Artery Stenosis

    WVU Health Report: Carotid Artery Stenosis

    Monday, August 18 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-08-19 01:08:06 GMT
    Narrowing of arteries increases with age and can lead to many different complications. The Carotid Artery supplies the head and the neck. Carotid Stenosis is the hardening of the artery that supplies the brain.
    Narrowing of arteries increases with age and can lead to many different complications. The Carotid Artery supplies the head and the neck. Carotid Stenosis is the hardening of the artery that supplies the brain.
  • WVU Health Report: Dangers of heat stroke

    WVU Health Report: Dangers of heat stroke

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:39:29 GMT
    As the temperature increases outdoors so does the risk of heat stroke. This can be dangerous and lead to severe health risks if precautions are not taken.
    As the temperature increases outdoors so does the risk of heat stroke. This can be dangerous and lead to severe health risks if precautions are not taken.
  • WVU Health Report: Nordic Walking

    WVU Health Report: Nordic Walking

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-16 00:49:27 GMT
    Looking for a work out that's easier on your joints like walking, but burns more calories? Nordic walking may be for you.
    Looking for a work out that's easier on your joints like walking, but burns more calories? Nordic walking may be for you.
  • WVU Health Report: Tick Season

    WVU Health Report: Tick Season

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:58:12 GMT
    May through October is prime tick season in our region.
    May through October is prime tick season in our region.
  • WVU Health Report: Shingles Vaccine

    WVU Health Report: Shingles Vaccine

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-06-17 01:38:00 GMT
    Vaccines aren't just important for children. Certain vaccinations are given later in life and can prevent uncomfortable and harmful diseases for adults.
    Vaccines aren't just important for children. Certain vaccinations are given later in life and can prevent uncomfortable and harmful diseases for adults.
  • WVU Health Report: TAVR Procedure

    WVU Health Report: TAVR Procedure

    Monday, June 2 2014 8:52 PM EDT2014-06-03 00:52:50 GMT
    Patients who are too sick to withstand open heart surgery now have a new life- saving option. It's called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).
    Patients who are too sick to withstand open heart surgery now have a new life- saving option. It's called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR).
  • WVU Health Report: Blood Pressure Changes

    WVU Health Report: Blood Pressure Changes

    Monday, May 19 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-05-20 01:55:30 GMT
    If you have high blood pressure and are on medication, you may want to talk to your doctor.
    If you have high blood pressure and are on medication, you may want to talk to your doctor.
  • WVU Health Report: Peripheral Artery Disease

    WVU Health Report: Peripheral Artery Disease

    Tuesday, May 6 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-05-07 00:55:31 GMT
    If you notice constant pain in your arms or legs, or if notice it's worse that usual, you could be at risk for heart attack or stroke.
    If you notice constant pain in your arms or legs, or if notice it's worse that usual, you could be at risk for heart attack or stroke.
  • WVU Health Report: Choosing allergy medication

    WVU Health Report: Choosing allergy medication

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:22:28 GMT
    Thanks to the long, cold winter, this year's Spring allergy season is expected to be one of the harshest ever. Experts have said that this winter's polar vortex is triggering a pollen vortex, as late flowering trees begin pollinating like crazy.Choosing the right allergy medication can be very important. With so many allergy medications out there, where do you start? Start with your symptoms.Sneezing, runny nose a problem? Choose an antihistamine. "Good choices would be Claritin or Allegra or...
    Thanks to the long, cold winter, this year's Spring allergy season is expected to be one of the harshest ever. Experts have said that this winter's polar vortex is triggering a pollen vortex, as late flowering trees begin pollinating like crazy.Choosing the right allergy medication can be very important. With so many allergy medications out there, where do you start? Start with your symptoms.Sneezing, runny nose a problem? Choose an antihistamine. "Good choices would be Claritin or Allegra or...
  • WVU Health Report: Dental Implants

    WVU Health Report: Dental Implants

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:59:09 GMT
    Dental Implants are replacement tooth roots anchored in your jawbone. They're made of metal and provide a strong foundation for removable or permanent replacement teeth.
    Dental Implants are replacement tooth roots anchored in your jawbone. They're made of metal and provide a strong foundation for removable or permanent replacement teeth.
  • WVU Health Report: Growing your own cartilage

    WVU Health Report: Growing your own cartilage

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-03-26 01:24:46 GMT
    The Carticel Implant procedure allows doctors to replace damaged cartilage with your own healthy cartilage, that's grown in a lab.
    The Carticel Implant procedure allows doctors to replace damaged cartilage with your own healthy cartilage, that's grown in a lab.
  • WVU Health Report: Medication storage and disposal

    WVU Health Report: Medication storage and disposal

    Monday, March 10 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-03-11 01:09:19 GMT
    Storage of prescription drugs and over the counter medications is often focused around a "medicine cabinet."
    Storage of prescription drugs and over the counter medications is often focused around a "medicine cabinet." Health experts at WVU's School of Medicine recommend that all medications be kept someplace other than a medicine cabinet.
  • WVU Health Report- CASCADE Cholesterol

    WVU Health Report- CASCADE Cholesterol

    Friday, February 28 2014 2:21 PM EST2014-02-28 19:21:19 GMT
    More than 34 million Americans suffer from high cholesterol. Familial Hypercholesterolemia is an under diagnosed form of the disease marked by extremely high cholesterol and high risk of an early heart attack.
    More than 34 million Americans suffer from high cholesterol. Familial Hypercholesterolemia is an under diagnosed form of the disease marked by extremely high cholesterol and high risk of an early heart attack.
  • WVU Health Report: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    WVU Health Report: Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    Monday, February 10 2014 9:23 PM EST2014-02-11 02:23:14 GMT
    Formerly known as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, the disease affects more than 200,000 children.
    Formerly known as Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, the disease affects more than 200,000 children.
  • WVU Health Report: Accelerated Recovery Program

    WVU Health Report: Accelerated Recovery Program

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 7:08 PM EST2014-01-29 00:08:50 GMT
    Knee and hip replacement surgery can result in a lot of pain and a long recovery. But surgical techniques have improved significantly over the last 20 years and patients can recover faster from this major surgery.
    Knee and hip replacement surgery can result in a lot of pain and a long recovery. But surgical techniques have improved significantly over the last 20 years and patients can recover faster from this major surgery.
  • WVU Health Report: Aortic Aneurysm Screening

    WVU Health Report: Aortic Aneurysm Screening

    Thursday, January 23 2014 7:14 PM EST2014-01-24 00:14:04 GMT
    Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings can help prevent ruptured aneurysms, according to physicians at WVU's School of Medicine.
    Abdominal aortic aneurysm screenings can help prevent ruptured aneurysms, according to physicians at WVU's School of Medicine.
  • WVU Health Report: Breastfeeding benefits

    WVU Health Report: Breastfeeding benefits

    Friday, December 27 2013 8:54 PM EST2013-12-28 01:54:46 GMT
    For years, multiple studies have shown that breast feeding can be positive for the both mother and the baby's health. But sometimes mothers and babies may need help with breast feeding issues.
    For years, multiple studies have shown that breast feeding can be positive for the both mother and the baby's health. But sometimes mothers and babies may need help with breast feeding issues.
  • WVU Health Report: 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound

    WVU Health Report: 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound

    Tuesday, December 17 2013 8:01 PM EST2013-12-18 01:01:02 GMT
    The new tool is increasing the detection of breast cancer at an earlier stage.
    The new tool is increasing the detection of breast cancer at an earlier stage.
  • WVU Health Report: Pet Therapy

    WVU Health Report: Pet Therapy

    Monday, November 25 2013 8:10 PM EST2013-11-26 01:10:24 GMT
    We know our pets make us happier, but research shows they can make us healthier too. That's why service animals are being used more in hospitals and nursing homes.
    We know our pets make us happier, but research shows they can make us healthier too. That's why service animals are being used more in hospitals and nursing homes.
  • WVU Health Report: Flu

    WVU Health Report: Flu

    Monday, November 11 2013 7:45 PM EST2013-11-12 00:45:20 GMT
    Last year's flu season was one of the worst in recent history, so how bad will flu season be this year? Public health officials can't say for sure because it's impossible to predict how the virus will behave.
    Last year's flu season was one of the worst in recent history, so how bad will flu season be this year? Public health officials can't say for sure because it's impossible to predict how the virus will behave.
  • WVU Health Report: PURPLE Crying

    WVU Health Report: PURPLE Crying

    Monday, October 28 2013 7:11 PM EDT2013-10-28 23:11:54 GMT
    In the first six months of a baby's development they cry for many reasons. Yet between the age of two weeks and five months there is often a period of unexplainable crying that parents are unable to sooth.
    In the first six months of a baby's development they cry for many reasons. Yet between the age of two weeks and five months there is often a period of unexplainable crying that parents are unable to sooth.
  • WVU Health Report: Music Therapy

    WVU Health Report: Music Therapy

    Monday, October 21 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-10-22 01:40:50 GMT
    A recent study shows the healing power of music is helping surgical patients reduce pain and recovery time.
    A recent study shows the healing power of music is helping surgical patients reduce pain and recovery time.