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04/04/2024 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON D.C. - Hospitals must obtain written informed consent from patients before subjecting them to pelvic exams and exams of other sensitive areas — especially if an exam will be done while the patient is unconscious, the federal government said Monday.

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04/04/2024 - JAMA Network
MORGANTOWN, WV - West Virginia internist Michael Stevens, MD, knows firsthand of the challenges rural health systems face in fighting infectious diseases.

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04/04/2024 - Becker's Hospital Review by: Kelly Gooch
MORGANTOWN, WV - When it comes to Medicare Advantage, Morgantown, W.Va.-based WVU Medicine has shifted to an internal strategy that is poised for growth, according to the organization's CEO.

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04/04/2024 - West Virginia Watch by: Caity Coyne
HUNTINGTON, WV - In West Virginia, where the prevalence for long COVID in adults outpaces every other state in the nation, doctors at Marshall University are leading the effort to educate and treat patients living with the complex ailments.

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04/04/2024 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by: Kris Mamula
MORGANTOWN, WV - Weirton Medical Center is the latest hospital to join WVU Medicine’s fast-growing family of health care providers as the system topped $6 billion in revenue from operations for the first time.

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04/02/2024 - WVNews by: Steven Allen Adams
CHARLESTON, WV - Advocates for a strong and robust Medicaid system in West Virginia say the program is healthy, but changes and cuts being considered by the Legislature could put the program at risk of not meeting the needs of state residents.

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04/02/2024 - OR Today by: Don Sadler
PETERSBURG, WV - Published in 2010, the “Future of Nursing Report: Leading Change, Advancing Health” explores how nurses’ roles, responsibilities and education need to change to meet the increased demands for health care and advance improvements in the nation’s complex health system.

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