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    From The Well…
    Monday, October 22, 2018

     

     

    HCA schedules hearing on WVU Hospitals transplant CON
    According to a State Register filing, the Health Care Authority has scheduled a hearing for West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc.’s, application for a certificate o […]

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    Study Evaluates Short- and Long-term Mortality Rates in Hip Arthroplasty Patients Based on BMI
    Underweight hip arthroplasty patients may have an increased mortality rate one year after surgery, according to a study published online in Age and Ageing. The study included 3,627 hip arthroplasty patient […]

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    From The Well…
    Thursday, October 18, 2018

     

     

    Cannabis
    BBC examines losers, winners in legalized Canadian cannabis. The BBC reports, “Canada has become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. The end of prohibition means Canadian adults will be able […]

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    Study: Preoperative Radiological Patellofemoral Disease May Not Affect Long-term UKA Outcomes
    The results of a prospective study published online in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy found that the presence of patellofemoral disease at the time of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA […]

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    From The Well…
    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

     

     

    Cannabis
    Canadian Indigenous pot superstore entrepreneur has trouble finding employees. The Star reports, “Tim Barnhart has a problem that few Indigenous entrepreneurs before him have ever experienced.
     
    “With annua […]

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    Sports bill signed into law; Congress passes opioid bill

     

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    AAOS-Led Sports Bill Signed Into Law

     

    The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R.302) was signed into law on October 5, after more than five years of tireles […]

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    From The Well…
    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

     

     

    CAMC files to develop Teays ambulatory care center. 
    Charleston Area Medical Center has filed with the West Virginia Health Care Authority a letter of intent to develop a $2,438,000 ambulatory care facility at 3257 Teays Va […]

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    Study: Hip Dysplasia Pathology in MPS-1H Patients
    In a retrospective chart review published in the October issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, researchers used MRI scans, plain radiographs, and arthrograms to observe hip dysplasia pathology in nine mucopolysaccharidosis type-1H (MPS-1H) […]

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    From The Well…
    Monday, October 15, 2018

     

     

    Drugs
    Diabetics worry about insulin costs. WSAZ reports, “But as the cost of [insulin] continues to rise, it is causing concern for diabetics … around the nation.”
     
    Election
    Azinger to replace Deem on election bal […]

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    Statistics show West Virginians diabetic, hypertensive, obese
    According to statistics from The State of Obesity: 2018 from the Trust for America’s Health, West Virginia ranks first among other states in adults being overweight, obese and having diabetes and/or hypertension.
     
    Situational awareness: Other disheartening statistics […]