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WVU College of Law hosting climate change public health workshop

The WVU College of Law will host "Climate Change and Public Health: Addressing the Growing Crisis" on Sept. 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the College of Law Event Hall. Keynote speaker is Bernard Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. WVU speakers are professors Robert Duval of the School of Public Health and  Nicolas Zegreof the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. 

WVU in the News: American Health Care Is Sick—and its Workers Are Too

Clay Marsh, M.D., vice president and executive dean for WVU Health Sciences, recently published an observation piece in Scientific American's online publication. Marsh addresses American medical students, physicians and nurses about the state of our healthcare system, how its healthcare workers are sick and why West Virginia is taking a different approach.

WVU in the News: The Truth About Wanting to Die

You’re more likely to find suicides when you look for them. And, much of the time, we don’t. Grieving families would frequently prefer not to touch the issue. “The underreporting of suicide is a recognized concern in Canada and internationally,” reads a 2016 study based on data from the Public Health Agency of Canada. Suicide deaths are also examined a lot less closely, on average: a 2010 report found that about 55 percent of US suicide deaths get autopsied, compared to 92 percent of homicides.