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

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, ...

Beloved ‘Dr. Al’ passes on too soon, leaves many admirers
Beloved ‘Dr. Al’ passes on too soon, leaves many admirers

A young doctor who recently passed away had a positive impact upon patients as well as colleagues.

Dr. Alaa Mousattat, who was known as Dr. Al, died on April 19 at the age of 40. Friends and family will gather from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at...

Report: Closed clinic’s infractions included errors, guns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Unsecured guns and medication errors were among the infractions found at Charleston pain clinic shut down by the state, a state inspection report shows.

The Charleston Gazette...

Family fears proposed cuts to disability benefits waiver
Family fears proposed cuts to disability benefits waiver

Agency believes disability program reform would aid those on wait list

Report finds plans violate requirements

Some plans leave women ‘without

the care they need’

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