Suboxone may be safer for women in pregnancy

By Wendy Holdren Register-Herald Reporter See the Original Article In a recent study examining the safety of addiction treatment medications, West Virginia University faculty found that Suboxone may be safer for pregnant women and their babies than methadone or Subutex. Faculty members Laura Lander and Patrick Marshalek examined the medical records of 26 pregnant women who were prescribed Suboxone, a ... Read More

2016 WV Perinatal Summit Presentations & Photos

On November 14 & 15, 2016 the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership held its annual Summit at the Charleston Marriott Town Center. View the 2016 West Virginia Perinatal Summit program and presentations. View the PHOTO GALLERY Oops... Slider with alias 2016-Summit-Images not found.

Limited Access To Obstetrics Care, Alabama as Unfortunate Case Study

From NPR, “Only 17 of 54 of Alabama’s rural counties have hospitals that offer obstetrics services. It’s one of the state’s greatest healthcare challenges. …Imagine you’re about nine months pregnant, and you start to fill those twinges – contractions – that indicate your baby’s on the way. As the contractions get stronger, you have to consider what to do. If … Read More

Wesleyan to Offer Two New Advance Practice Nursing Degrees

Officials from West Virginia Wesleyan and Shenandoah University have signed a Memorandum of Agreement creating a partnership between the institutions allowing them to collaboratively offer two new programs leading to Master of Science in Nursing degrees. Beginning this fall, prospective students will be able to pursue a master’s degree with a certificate in psychiatric mental-health nurse practitioner or a certificate … Read More