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Distance Run competitor balances jobs, baby and exercise ambition
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Distance Run competitor balances jobs, baby and exercise ambition

Strong legs and strong will carry runners to the finish each year at the Charleston Distance Run, and among this year’s field, Jennifer Hillenbrand fits that mold as well as any.

Hillenbrand, a 40-year-old Scott Depot resident, builds her...

Williams among famous comedians who suffered mental illness
Williams among famous comedians who suffered mental illness

NEW YORK — When you think of Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman and Robin Williams, the first word that comes to mind isn’t depression.

But the four comedians have all struggled with the disease suffered by an...

Report: Doctor wrote bad prescriptions, forced co-worker to ‘motor boat’ breasts
Report: Doctor wrote bad prescriptions, forced co-worker to ‘motor boat’ breasts

Martinsburg doctor accused of litany of medical problems, could lose license

Charleston neurologist accused of unethical behavior

Doctor has history of issues; is W.Va.’s top prescriber of powerful narcotic

Colgate’s unseen FDA pages flag consumer concerns

NEW YORK — The chemical triclosan has been linked to cancer-cell growth and disrupted development in animals. Regulators are reviewing whether it’s safe to put in soap, cutting boards and toys. Consumer companies are phasing it out....

Bioengineers create most realistic fake brain tissue to date
Bioengineers create most realistic fake brain tissue to date

Bioengineers have created the most realistic fake brain tissue ever — and it’s built like a jelly doughnut. The 3D tissue, described in a paper published Monday in PNAS, is so structurally similar to a real rat brain (a common substitute ...

New app helps people navigate health care system

A new app created by UnitedHealthcare will help the public understand how to better navigate the health care system.

The app, Health4Me, was launched in 2012 for UnitedHealthcare members only, but a new guest version recently was released to all ...

Medicaid commissioner on ‘extended leave’

Nancy Atkins, head of the state’s Medicaid program, is on “extended leave,” said Department of Health and Human Resources spokeswoman Allison Adler.

Adler declined to say why Atkins is on leave from her position as...

Task force offers free ‘WVHelp’ app

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia app is now available to help those who are being abused or maltreated, particularly children.

The “WVHelp” app has been rolled out by the West Virginia Children’s Justice Task...

Feds describe new W.Va. chemical spill studies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal health officials are outlining new studies on the chemicals that spilled into West Virginia’s largest drinking water supply.

The National Toxicology Program said in a Thursday memo that potential...

Groups rally against mine permit
Groups rally against mine permit

Coalition formed to oppose site near Kanawha State Forest

Health official says doctors ‘shouldn’t make distinction’ between mandatory and optional shots

Health groups

encourage both

mandatory, optional shots for school

Thomas Memorial adds room for breastfeeding employees
Thomas Memorial adds room for breastfeeding employees

The Nursing Nook at Thomas Memorial Hospital is a cozy, comfortable room where breastfeeding employees can take a break from work to pump milk for their babies.

A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday at the South Charleston hospital where...

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