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CAMC sets date for public dedication of Cancer Center

At monthly meeting, hospital officials address improving on number of avoidable, hospital-acquired conditions

ot help paying for health care? Watch your mailbox

WASHINGTON — If you’re among the millions of consumers who got financial help for health insurance last year under President Barack Obama’s law, better keep an eye on your mailbox.

The administration said Monday it has...

Life back to normal for most a year after chemical leak
Life back to normal for most a year after chemical leak

Changes in law, water filtration an attempt to make people feel safer

Faster flu test helps patients at CAMC

Machines accurately detect more than 20 respiratory pathogens

2 E. Panhandle hospitals restrict visitation due to flu

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two hospitals in the Eastern Panhandle are temporarily restricting visitations because of flu concerns.

University Healthcare announced the restrictions at Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center on...

Citing flu, W.Va. medical center extends hours Wednesday

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Citing a heavy volume of patients with flu-like symptoms, the Cabell Huntington Hospital Family Urgent Care Center is extending its hours of operation.

The extended hours kick in through at least Wednesday. The...

Study finds CDC recommendations ignored health risks
Study finds CDC recommendations ignored health risks

Flushing guidelines after chemical leak didn’t consider inhalation

Officials warn of flu outbreaks at schools
Officials warn of flu outbreaks at schools

With flu activity now widespread in West Virginia, state health officials are concerned students returning to school Monday could cause the virus to spread further.

Dr. Rahul Gupta, the state’s new health officer and commissioner for the...

Officials warn against teen use of e-cigarettes
Officials warn against teen use of e-cigarettes

Liquid nicotine can be lethal if ingested in large doses

6 W.Va. hospitals having Medicare funding cut this year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Six hospitals in West Virginia will have their federal Medicare payments cut this fiscal year as part of government penalties for having too many patient complications.

Federal numbers show the hospitals are among ...

W.Va. authority approves rate increases for 5 hospitals

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Five hospitals have received state approval to raise their rates.

The rate increases approved by the West Virginia Health Care Authority apply to nongovernmental patients paying with private insurance or out-out-...

WV health officials still urging flu vaccinations

Epidemiologist says she expects virus to become active in valley soon

Martinsburg hospital installs baby video monitors

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — University Healthcare Berkeley Medical Center has installed a video system that allows new parents and family members to check in on their infants in the neonatal intensive care unit anytime and from anywhere.

A...

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