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County’s hepatitis A outbreak appears to be past its peak

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health department says a West Virginia county’s hepatitis A outbreak appears to be past its peak.   Dr. Michael Kilkenny with the...

Discount mammogram clinics offered in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WV (AP) — West Virginia University Cancer Institute is offering discount mammogram clinics at two locations next month during National Breast Cancer...

80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

(AP)- The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four...

Family blames mislabeled food for death of 15-year-old with sesame allergy

(ABC NEWS)-Two years ago Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a fatal allergic reaction after eating a Pret a Manger sandwich that her family says did not list one critical...

Weight Watchers rebrands as WW and puts the focus on wellness, not just dieting

(ABC NEWS)- A brand best known for helping people lose weight has undergone a slimming-down of its own. Weight Watchers will now be known as WW, a new, shortened, name...

The new flu vaccine recommendations as flu season approaches

(ABC NEWS)- Last weekend, rapper Drake canceled his Miami concerts because he was suffering from a case of the flu, his representatives confirmed. It was a reminder...

Do you know how to properly clean your ears?

On this week’s MedicalWatch brought to you by Plateau Medical Center, we learn how to properly clean your ears.

Do you know the symptoms of concussions?

On this week’s MedicalWatch brought to you by Plateau Medical Center, we learn the symptoms of concussions.

More than 100K pounds of ground beef recalled due to possible E.coli contamination

(ABC NEWS)- Cargill is recalling more than 100,000 additional pounds of ground beef due to a possible E.coli contamination after an initial recall in August, according...

FDA disagrees, calls meeting on study showing breast implants’ link to rare conditions

(ABC NEWS)- The Food and Drug Administration has refuted a link between silicone breast implants and higher rates of rare health conditions, found in a recent study....

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