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Credit monitoring available for security breach victims

Website, toll-free number set up for health care consumers affected by breach

Credit monitoring available for security breach victims

Website, toll-free number set up for health care consumers affected by breach

Nurse sues South Charleston hospital over flu shot

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A South Charleston hospital is being sued by a nurse who says she was required to get a flu shot despite being allergic to the vaccine.

Susan Dean’s lawsuit said a new policy at Thomas Memorial Hospital...

No WV health officials trained to respond to chemical leaks, CDC says

Report says officials who focus on diseases led disaster efforts

Ebola fears rise as clinic is looted

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses.

The...

Wheelchair scams expose Medicare’s weak defenses against fraud

LOS ANGELES - In the little office where they ran the scam, a cellphone would ring on Sonia Bonilla’s desk. That was the sound of good news: Somebody had found them a patient.

When Bonilla answered the phone, one of the scam’s...

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...

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