First topic will be back-to-school health

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Many children are heading back to school in the coming weeks. Help ensure your child gets off to the right start by attending a free, educational seminar on back-to-school health with two WVU Medicine doctors from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the WVU Medicine University Town Centre.

The seminar is the first in a series of “Ask WVU Medicine” events designed to generate discussion and community involvement.

WVU Medicine physicians Cristina Pastuch, M.D., and Kristen Moore, M.D., will answer questions and discuss a variety of health issues that focus on back-to-school health.

Some issues that will be addressed are:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Bullying
  • Immunizations
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Sleep and schedule changes
  • Screen time
  • Developmental and behavioral readiness

Because space is limited, registration is recommended but not required. Register by using the form at wvumedicine.org/askwvumedicine or by calling 304-293-7087. Walk-ins are permitted.

For more information: Angela Jones-Knopf, Manager of Media Relations, 304-293-7087