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Cabell County to have state’s 1st syringe exchange program
Cabell County to have state’s 1st syringe exchange program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cabell County will be the site of West Virginia’s first syringe exchange program, which officials say will help reduce infectious diseases within the county’s population of intravenous...

Report slams state’s mental health system

Feds say West Virginia segregates children with mental health conditions, disabilities

Hurricane High hosts Putnam Special Olympics
Hurricane High hosts Putnam Special Olympics

Hurricane High was a whirlwind of activity as it hosted the annual Putnam County Special Olympics spring games for special needs students from all over the county on Monday. Susan Erwin, co-director of Putnam County Special Olympics, has participated...

Panel discusses drug addiction epidemic, solutions

Doctors, lawmakers discuss addictions plaguing the state

Former patients, surviving relatives blame Charleston doctor for painkiller addiction
Former patients, surviving relatives blame Charleston doctor for painkiller addiction

Charleston neurologist combats claims that he is responsible for individuals’ addictions

Study shows W.Va. has second-highest obesity rate in the US
Study shows W.Va. has second-highest obesity rate in the US

For the second time in as many years, West Virginia had the second-highest obesity rate in the nation in 2014, according to a new poll from Gallup-Healthways.

The new rankings, which were released on Wednesday, place the Mountain State’s ...

CAMC gives overview of construction and expansion

Construction projects at Charleston Area Medical Center improve health care while boosting the economy.

Larry Hudson, chief financial officer, offered a slide presentation and overview of recent and ongoing projects at the regular meeting of the ...

W.Va. law allowing life-saving heroin treatment takes effect

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A law is taking effect to let first responders, friends and family administer potentially life-saving medication to people overdosing on opioids, including heroin.

The law opening up access to opioid antagonists...

Honorary “Run for Your Life” chairman, Chris Stadelman, says he won’t let cancer run him
Honorary “Run for Your Life” chairman, Chris Stadelman, says he won’t let cancer run him

Chris Stadelman has a sense of humor that reveals his zest for life and an outgoing personality that draws people to him.

At 44, he is also quite accomplished with a background in newspapers as well as public relations. On May 16, he celebrated...

Summit to focus on drug addiction in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia state delegate says he’ll be holding a summit in Charleston that focuses on drug addiction in the state.

Del. Chris Stansbury says the summit will be held June 1 and discuss how drug...

Tick bite disease leads to years of hardship
Tick bite disease leads to years of hardship

Julie Hefner-Ferrell was unaware that she had been bitten by a tick while vacationing in Hardy County three years ago.

It took a year for an official diagnosis of Lyme disease and she is still being treated for symptoms.

“I hope...

W.Va. agency to participate in national family aid academy

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will participate in a national policy academy aimed at improving a program that assists needy families.

Department of Health and Human Resources commissioner Nancy Exline says West Virginia is one of ...

Marshall to expand wellness in arts program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Marshall University Center for Wellness in the Arts is expanding the services it offers.

The university says in the coming year it will offer performance anxiety workshops with health scientists, ...

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