WVU Medicine celebrates 2nd anniversary at Fairmont Medical Center | Local News

WVU Medicine celebrates 2nd anniversary at Fairmont Medical Center |  Local News

FAIRMONT — Stuart Godwin is so comfortable with his coworkers that he trusts them to care for his young Weimaraner Lulu. Having worked in emergency medicine in large hospitals, Dr. Godwin said the atmosphere at Fairmont Medical Center is like a big family. “All the places I’ve worked at have been bigger and busier, but … Read more

Genetic screening algorithm can estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease

Genetic screening algorithm can estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease

A new algorithm developed by researchers at Columbia University can analyze thousands of variants across the genome and estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease-;and it works in people of African, Asian, European, and LatinX descent. “With this polygenic method, we can identify individuals at risk decades before the onset of kidney disease, … Read more

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the NICU for infants with epilepsy

Genetic screening algorithm can estimate a person’s risk of developing chronic kidney disease

Genetic testing results in lower length of stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for infants with epilepsy, according to a study published in the journal Pediatric Neurology. The reduction in hospital stay time in babies with epilepsy who spent time in the NICU was not explained by changes in the episode of illness, … Read more

The study assesses the effectiveness of telemedicine-based pediatric genetics care

The study assesses the effectiveness of telemedicine-based pediatric genetics care

A new study from researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that using telemedicine to evaluate patients with rare genetic conditions resulted in a similar rate of proper diagnosis as in-person visits. However, collecting genetic material from patients who are seen remotely is more challenging, suggesting there is room to improve telemedicine evaluations. The … Read more

Nearly all known biological pathways in the brain are linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Nearly all known biological pathways in the brain are linked to Alzheimer’s disease

Nearly six million older adults have Alzheimer’s disease in the United States, a number expected to double by 2050. Already the sixth leading cause of death, Alzheimer’s disease is a complex neurodegenerative disease that causes memory loss, confusion, poor judgment, depression, delusions and agitation that robs people of their ability to live independently. Currently, the … Read more

South Carolina researchers tackle health disparities using genetics

South Carolina researchers tackle health disparities using genetics

Quenton Tompkins’ family tree is deeply rooted in rural McCormick County, South Carolina. His grandfather was a sharecropper in McCormick. His mother, who turns 88 this month, grew up as the youngest of 24 children. Branches of aunts, uncles, and cousins ​​now stretch from Florida to Chicago. And although 48-year-old Tompkins has heard plenty of … Read more

Michigan Medicine reports financial gains in fiscal year 2022

Michigan Medicine reports financial gains in fiscal year 2022

ANN ARBOR – Michigan Medicine anticipates positive financial results for fiscal year 2022, with a projected $233 million operating margin — or 4.2% — on a forecasted $5.5 billion in operating revenues. The results include University of Michigan Health’s performance in fiscal 2022. UM Health is Michigan Medicine’s clinical branch that includes five hospitals, the … Read more