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CAMC training staff to deal with Ebola

Health officials say likelihood of an outbreak is extremely low

CAMC training staff to deal with Ebola

Health officials say likelihood of an outbreak is extremely low

Health officials recommend flu shot for pregnant women
Health officials recommend flu shot for pregnant women

At about 50 percent, West Virginia has the third highest adult flu vaccination rate in the country, but state health officials are increasing their efforts to encourage even more citizens to get a shot this season.

Chief among them is pregnant...

Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog
Beijing marathoners don face masks to battle smog

BEIJING — Despite heavy pollution blanketing Beijing on Sunday, an international marathon went ahead, with face masks and sponges among the equipment used by competitors to battle the smog.

The 34th Beijing International Marathon began at ...

West Virginia health officials preparing for Ebola

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — No Ebola cases have emerged in West Virginia, but hospitals, state health official and residents are preparing for the worst.

West Virginia University’s public affairs office sent an email Tuesday to the entire...

W.Va. health care cuts total $40 million

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public hearings are scheduled to begin next month on $40 million in cuts to health care benefits with the Public Employees Insurance Agency.

The agency’s finance board on Thursday approved a menu of...

W.Va. mental health care workers to receive pay raises

Mental health

services providers at two facilities get retention incentives

Flu season may get an early start in WV

Cases reported in Maryland, Kentucky; experts say state is one of highest immunized

Fighting Ebola means sweating in protective suit at 115 degrees
Fighting Ebola means sweating in protective suit at 115 degrees

BRUSSELS — Inside the eight-piece protective suits worn by doctors on the front lines of the Ebola outbreak, the temperature reaches at least 115 degrees Fahrenheit. But one of the most dangerous moments on the job is going through the 12 steps ...

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon
Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

The 29-year-old woman expects to die no later than Nov. 1. If the brain cancer from which she suffers does not kill her in October, she plans to...

CAMC doctors office building to be closed through Friday

The Medical Staff Office Building at 3100 MacCorkle Ave. in Kanawha City will likely remain closed through Friday, officials said.

“Crews continue working on a power problem at the building which is next to CAMC Memorial Hospital,” ...

Officials discuss Ebola preparedness

Kanawha, Putnam health workers say they are monitoring disease situation

First Ebola patient diagnosed in the US has died

DALLAS — The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, a little more than a week after his illness exposed gaps in the nation’s defenses against the disease and set off a scramble to track...

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