West Virginia ranked first in the United States among obesity and diabetes statistics, a team of health care providers saw a need in the Eastern Panhandle.
“Our goal was to create a multidisciplinary team that addressed obesity and diabetes across the age spectrum from pregnancy to older age and across the spectrum of disease severity from insulin resistance — obesity, pre-diabetes, polycystic disease — to end-stage diabetes with complications,” Center Director and Dean of WVU School of Medicine’s Eastern Campus Emma Morton-Eggleston said.
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – No state has been hit as hard by the ongoing opioid epidemic as West Virginia. The Mountain State continues to lead the nation in drug overdose death rates. Going hand in hand with the opioid crisis and intravenous drug use, West Virginia has also seen increases in infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis B and C.
Treating a stubborn blood disease that strikes children may come down to tweaking energy production in stem cells, suggests research out of West Virginia University.
WVU School Associate Professor Steve Davis recently spoke with WV Public Broadcasting's Roxy Todd about his recent study that reveals the fear of arrest may be preventing some people from using syringe exchanges. Listen to the interview online.