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Waiting list for in-home care shortened

More streamlined

process leads to

decline in numbers

Waiting list for in-home care shortened

More streamlined

process leads to

decline in numbers

Health agency confirms flu death in southern Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A wave of flu illnesses has forced some Ohio schools to shut down over the past week — and one even asked parents if they could volunteer and to help disinfect the school while students were kept home.

The...

Crunch time again for health insurance sign-ups

People in Eastern time zone will have until 3 a.m. Tuesday to sign up

Report: W.Va. lax on tobacco prevention funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of public health organizations say West Virginia isn’t spending enough money on programs to prevent tobacco use.

According to a report, states this year will collect $25.6 billion from the national...

Kanawha-Charleston Board of Health select interim chief health officer

Dr. Art Rubin will serve as interim chief health officer when Dr. Gupta exits

Seizure prediction 82 percent accurate
Seizure prediction 82 percent accurate

There are 60 million epileptics on the planet, and while advances in medication and implantable devices have helped them, the ability to better detect and even predict when they will have debilitating seizures would be a significant improvement in...

Gupta chosen to lead state’s Bureau of Public Health
Gupta chosen to lead state’s Bureau of Public Health

Kanawha official will take over as head of

DHHR’s Bureau of

Public Health Jan. 1

Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

NEW YORK — The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.

Flu season has begun to ramp up, and officials say the vaccine does not...

New leader chosen for Sharpe Hospital

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has chosen an acting chief executive officer to head up the William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital in Weston.

Kimberly Walsh replaced Parker Haddix, who served as CEO since 2010 and resigned...

Sierra Club shows support for EPA rule

Environmental group submitted comments in favor of Clean Power Plan

Kanawha official has been on the move for a decade
Kanawha official has been on the move for a decade

A doctor visit led to commissioner’s permanent changes for health

W.Va. jackpot winner helps 2 health care groups

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A charitable fund established by Powerball jackpot winner W. Randy Smith has donated pickup trucks to a hospice and a home health organization.

Media outlets report that The W. Randy Smith Family Fund presented...

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