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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...

Government says health care site working well
Government says health care site working well

Official expects ‘strong and healthy growth’ for 2015 sign-ups

Website helps patients compare health insurance expenses

Consumers can see how premiums, out-of-pocket costs compare

W.Va. introduces behavioral health call center

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is introducing a 24-hour call center for behavioral health services related to substance abuse.

On Monday, Tomblin announced West Virginia’s first Behavioral Health Referral & Outreach ...

Massachusetts town weighs nation’s first tobacco ban
Massachusetts town weighs nation’s first tobacco ban

WESTMINSTER, Mass. — The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent’s Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband...

Research says ice like ‘coffee’ for people with iron deficiency

Iron deficiency leads to fatigue; study says ice gives a mental boost

Runner recovers to go the distance
Runner recovers to go the distance

Less than three months after biking accident, man runs Marshall University Marathon

Unmatched vaccines still help fight flu

Strain matching

a tricky process, but

doctor says vaccine

is best protection

Anonymous donation secures injured resident’s trip home
Anonymous donation secures injured resident’s trip home

Man’s mysterious mishap left him brain-damaged, stranded in China

Hospital chief proposes sale to save smoking areas

WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A hospital administrator has asked the Putnam County Development Authority to buy two small areas outside the facility so people can continue to smoke there.

Randy Hodges of CAMC Teays Valley Hospital acknowledged...

Two strains of flu hit Kanawha Valley

Health chief urges

people get vaccinated

Fauci: Quarantine can have unintended consequences
Fauci: Quarantine can have unintended consequences

WASHINGTON — Mandatory 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West Africa, like those put in place by three states, can have the unintended consequence of discouraging them from volunteering, a top federal health ...

CAMC training staff to deal with Ebola

Health officials say likelihood of an outbreak is extremely low

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