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Category: Health

E-Cigarettes encourage kids to smoke tobacco but may also help adults quit

(ABC NEWS) – Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more...

FIRST ON WOAY: Who is a typical WV overdose victim? DHHR releases revealing report

CHARLESTON, WV (NEWS RELEASE)  – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health (BPH) today released the 2016 West...

Flu Shots Are Less Effective After Discovery of New Strain of Virus

Raleigh County, WV (WOAY)-  As soon as fall came, some raced to their doctor or local pharmacist to get their annual flu shot… Now that winter is in full force,...

New Year, New You With A Free Health Screening

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)-  A local store in Beckley hosted a free health screening event for members and residents.   Sam’s Club offered free health screenings to...

Bride dies from cancer hours after hospital wedding

HARTFORD, CT (ABC NEWS) – A Connecticut bride battling an aggressive type of breast cancer died just 18 hours after exchanging vows with her groom. Heather...

Video game addiction will become a mental health disorder

(WPVI) – Playing video games too much and too often will soon be recognized as a mental health disorder. Gaming Disorder will be added to the official list of...

Officials: Drugged driving more common than drunk driving

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — According to the West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program, one out of every four impaired driving arrests is drug-related....

West Virginia ranks #1 again for overdose deaths

UNDATED (WOAY) – West Virginia is at the top of the list again for overdose deaths. Here are the statistics from the National Center for Health Statistics: In...

Manchin says Congress, President not taking opioid crisis seriously

Washington (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today released a statement on the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) new report on opioid overdose deaths...

Poll: West Virginia is #1 state in country with the most smokers

NEW YORK (NEWS RELEASE) — How effective are cigarette taxes on lowering the rate of adults who smoke?  The five states charging the highest cigarette taxes — New...