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Second Annual Day of Miracles to benefit WVU Medicine Children’s

Miracles happen every day within the walls of WVU Medicine Children’s – babies are born, kids recover from life-threatening illnesses and injuries, and they go home to live the happy and healthy lives they were destined to live. Radio stations across the state and region will join forces to celebrate the Day of Miracles from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 24) so that even more miracles can happen.

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Lunch and Learn at Evansdale Crossing

The Health Sciences Innovation Center, along with the Women’s Business Center and the CTSI, will sponsor the next Lunch and Learn workshop on Sept.13 starting at noon in Room 412, Evansdale Crossing. This month’s topic: Introduction to the Intellectual Property Process.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and the WVU School of Public Health to host gerontology lectures

Next month, the School of Public Health and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will co-host a series of events focusing on aging, elder abuse and public health policy. Two separate lectures will feature Pamela B. Teaster, Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, followed by OLLI’s annual fall open house event.

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Who feels most comfortable asking doctors to wash their hands? Parents

To keep from spreading illness among their patients, the best action healthcare providers can take is to wash their hands. Allison Lastinger, a fellow at the School of Medicine, recently led an investigation into whether adult patients and the parents of pediatric patients felt more comfortable asking their doctors and nurses to wash their hands, or reminding them by holding up a sign called a Patient Empowerment Tool.

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Eclipse eye safety: Common errors can cause serious damage

North America will experience a total solar eclipse today (Aug. 21) the first visible in the United States since 1979. The WVU Eye Institute urges eclipse viewers to enjoy this extraordinary phenomenon safely by protecting their eyes.