The $13.9 million, 25,000-square-foot outpatient center is located off Downtown Fairmont Exit 136 of I-79, near the Fairmont Gateway Connector and behind the Fairmont Federal Credit Union. It opened on Sept. 25.
Some of the scheduled activities include:
- Free flu shots for ages 3 and up (while supplies last)
- Free blood pressure and body mass index screenings
- Blood screenings (list of available tests and costs can be found at http://bit.ly/2zdiLqG)
- Meet the healthcare providers
- Teddy bear clinic (kids may bring a favorite stuffed animal; bears will be available while supplies last)
- Child seat safety checks by the Marion County Department of Homeland Security/911 Child Seat Safety Program
- Rescue vehicle tours, including an ambulance and fire truck
- Appearance by Monti Bear
- Giveaways, raffles, and more
Bonnie’s Bus, a 45-foot, state-of-the-art mobile mammography vehicle, will visit Lewis and Glimer counties offering three-dimensional (3D) digital mammograms and breast care education to women.
When Kaylyn Faidley of Cumberland, Maryland, went for a routine ultrasound during her pregnancy, she found out that her daughter, Karlie, had right side hydronephrosis, a dilation or swelling of the right kidney. In most cases, this condition resolves on its own. In Karlie’s case, it caused frequent pain and urinary tract infections.
WVU Cancer Institute offering groundbreaking treatment for gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
The WVU Cancer Institute is participating in the implementation of a new drug therapy for the treatment of somatostatin receptor-positive gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), a type of tumor that can form in the pancreas or in other parts of the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, and appendix. These life-threatening tumors can spread to other organs, such as the liver.