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COVID-19 tracking efforts led by WVU emphasize need for investment in public health

Efforts from West Virginia University's School of Public Health to help track the spread of COVID-19 through contact tracing, mapping, wastewater monitoring and more played a pivotal role in West Virginia’s response to the pandemic. Yet, work by...
22-Nov-2021 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Millipede species, rarely documented in West Virginia, detected by WVU researchers as part of National Geographic project

Angie Macias, a doctoral student at West Virginia University, and Matt Kasson, an associate professor, are part of a National Geographic-funded project to study the fungal diversity associated with fungus-feeding millipedes.
9-Nov-2021 12:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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WVU faculty receive $500,000 grant to close the gap in youth access to mental health resources

To better equip West Virginia teachers and other school personnel to identify the signs and symptoms of mental health crises among students, Rawn Boulden, assistant professor, and Christine Schimmel, associate professor, of the School Counseling...
5-Nov-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU researchers explore invasive carp control methods

As invasive carp continue to pose ecological and economic threats to the Upper Mississippi River Basin, researchers at West Virginia University hope to uncover ways to minimize the species’ expansion.
4-Nov-2021 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU, W.Va. Dept. of Education partnership advances K-12 classrooms computer science classes to among the top in the nation

A strong partnership between the West Virginia University Center for Excellence in STEM Education and the West Virginia Department of Education, along with rigorous statewide computer standards, has accelerated the Mountain State’s number of...
3-Nov-2021 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU School of Public Health aids state efforts to boost COVID-19 vaccination among minority communities

State leaders in West Virginia called upon WVU’s School of Public Health to assist with vaccination communications targeting minority communities and other key demographics.
14-Oct-2021 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Anti-aging agents: Undergraduate students at WVU combat aging and health disparities in Appalachia

They're focused on the idea that aging in Appalachia doesn’t need to be about long commute times for quality healthcare and high rates of diabetes, depression and other diseases.
7-Oct-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pump the brakes: Rough roads reduce traffic speeds and safety, based on WVU research

New research based on transportation data Brad Humphreys and Alexander Cardazzi, economists at West Virginia University, shows that rough roads reduce traffic speeds and safety.
30-Sep-2021 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Tips for safely enjoying a fresh-cut tree this holiday season

‘Tis the season for many families across West Virginia to begin decking their halls for the holidays with garland, lights and most commonly, the Christmas tree. While the ease and convenience of a pre-lit, artificial tree appeals to some, others...
29-Nov-2021 1:55 PM EST

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Gift giving doesn’t have to be expensive: WVU experts say low-cost alternatives can be easy and fun

Jennifer Friend, a West Virginia University Extension Service Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, is offering creative solutions to finding gifts on a budget.
22-Nov-2021 12:45 PM EST

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Thanksgiving feasts may feel more frightening, less festive for people with eating disorders, WVU expert says

Elizabeth Claydon, an assistant professor of social and behavioral sciences at West Virginia University, cautions the feasting associated with Thanksgiving can exacerbate the unhealthy thoughts, feelings and behaviors that characterize eating...
18-Nov-2021 12:55 PM EST

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WVU Extension expert offers tips to help dash away those extra holiday calories

With many people preparing to gather around holiday tables starting later this month, Dana Wright, a West Virginia University Extension agent, has advice for making healthier choices.
11-Nov-2021 2:50 PM EST

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WVU Extension’s Dining with Diabetes program educates participants and offers tips to help manage the disease

November is American Diabetes Awareness Month, and with one in 10 West Virginians being affected by the disease, it can be an important time for people to learn more.
1-Nov-2021 3:30 PM EDT

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Safety measures are imperative as hunting season approaches, even for experienced hunters, WVU expert says

Sheldon Owen, an extension service wildlife specialist at West Virginia University, is available to talk about hunter safety.
21-Oct-2021 2:40 PM EDT

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WVU experts encourage safety and training to help reduce ATV accidents, deaths

All-terrain vehicle instructors based at West Virginia University can offer safety tips for riding ATVs.
15-Oct-2021 2:40 PM EDT

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Supply chain issues could put a damper on holiday shopping: Experts say shop early, spend smart

A family and community development agent at West Virginia University says planning will be more important this holiday season than in past years.
4-Oct-2021 11:50 AM EDT

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