Identification of Genes Contributing to Cardiovascular Disease in Overweight and Obese Individuals from West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Report)

Identification of Genes Contributing to Cardiovascular Disease in Overweight and Obese Individuals from West Virginia (Scientific Article) (Report)

Introduction Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death and premature disability in the United States. (1,2,3) In its most recent update on heart disease, the American Heart Association reported that 16.8 million US adults are afflicted with CAD and that the estimated CAD patient care costs for 2009 are $165 billion. (3) […]

West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program: "up and Running" (News: Wvmphp)

West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program: “up and Running” (News: Wvmphp)

On January 14, 2008 the West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program (WVMPHP) signed an agreement with the West Virginia Board of Medicine to allow for the enrollment of physicians, podiatrists and physician assistants with substance abuse or major mental illness. Participation is on a voluntary basis without such practitioners being subject to disciplinary action the […]

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Major Trauma in West Virginia Dementia Patients Injury Patterns, Discharge Dispositions and Implications for Treatment and Injury Prevention (Scientific Article: Special Issue)

Introduction The 2000 census showed that 15.3% of West Virginia’s population or 276,895 people were 65 years or older. (1) The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in 2000 estimated that 40,000 West Virginians had Alzheimer’s Dementia, the most common form of dementia. (2)

Medical Advocate:: West Virginia State Medical Association: 2008 Legislative Wrap-up (Report)

Medical Advocate:: West Virginia State Medical Association: 2008 Legislative Wrap-up (Report)

Saturday, March 8 marked the last day of the 2008 regular Legislative Session. As usual the legislature immediately went into an extended session for the purpose of passing the budget bill and addressing bills vetoed with technical errors. They adjourned Sine Die a week later on Sunday, March 16. Of the 2,134 bills introduced during […]