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Two strains of flu hit Kanawha Valley

Flu season could be less severe if more people get vaccinated, official says

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...

W.Va. gets grant for lead poisoning prevention

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will receive a $196,000 federal grant aimed at preventing lead poisoning in children.

Congressman Nick Rahall announced the grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The state...

Ebola’s victims may include dog in Spain

Ebola’s victims may include a dog. Officials in Madrid got a court order Tuesday to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola because of the chance the animal might spread the disease.

At least one major study suggests...

Spanish nurse contracts Ebola

MADRID — In what is the first reported incident of Ebola transmission outside Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital tested positive for the disease, Spain’s health minister said Monday....

CDC confirms cases of enterovirus in Kanawha, two other counties

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday three additional cases of Enterovirus D68 in Kanawha, Lincoln and Raleigh counties less than two weeks after reporting its initial spread into West Virginia.

Out of 12 suspected...

National Hemophilia Foundation opens W.Va. chapter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A national group dedicated to helping people with bleeding disorders has opened an office in Morgantown.

The National Hemophilia Foundation says the addition brings to 52 the number of community-based chapters...

W.Va. recovery center for addicted newborns opens

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A recovery center for babies born addicted to drugs has opened in Huntington.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for Lily’s Place. The privately operated facility weans infants off opiates and...

Health care advocate set to retire
Health care advocate set to retire

Perry Bryant has worked to educate

public on health care reform, other initiatives

State health care facilities to receive federal money

Grants help clinics in underserved, rural areas

Nurses stage Ebola  “die-in” on Vegas Strip
Nurses stage Ebola “die-in” on Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS — U.S. hospitals aren’t ready for an Ebola outbreak, according to nurses who staged a “die-in” Wednesday outside a Las Vegas Strip resort where they are holding a union convention.

A union spokesman pointed...

Committee set to hold caregivers fair

Temple Israel’s Social Action Committee is spearheading a “Caregivers Care Fair,” to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Blvd. E.

Many residents of the Kanawha Valley are thrust into being a...

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