A new TEDX podcast features an interview with Dr. Michael McCawley of the School of Public Health's Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences. In the interview, TEDX asks, "Can noise from fracking operations affect your health?"
McCawley shares his insight about the adverse health effects associated with stress from environmental noise exposure and how factors contributing to noise levels might not be effectively addressed through mitigation measures or setbacks.
"Fracking and Health: Ask an Expert" is available on Soundcloud, iTunes, Stitcher and the web.
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New physical activity guidelines being promoted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services references research by two WVU Public Health professors.
WVU researchers help West Virginia become first state to collect real-time data on neonatal abstinence syndrome
As opioid use has pervaded West Virginia, the rate of infants who develop neonatal abstinence syndrome has increased. But significant barriers—including that various ways healthcare providers define NAS and document it in medical records—make it difficult for researchers to capture NAS data that is useful and reliable. WVU researchers, however, are finding ways around these barriers.
Samantha Shawley-Brzoska, Ph.D., M.P.H., project coordinator for the WVU School of Public Health’s Office of Health Services Research, recently spoke with The Exponent-Telegram for Diabetes Awareness Month.