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Category: Health

FDA plans crackdown on homeopathic drugs

(BY: JOSH HAFNER, USA TODAY) – A booming homeopathic industry prompted the Food and Drug Administration to announce a crackdown on potentially risky alternative...

West Virginia Adult Smoking Prevalence Significantly Declines from 2011 to 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – According to data from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health a significant decline has been...

Spanking can lead to relationship violence, study says

(CNN)- Parents who believe in “spare the rod, spoil the child” might be setting their children up to become violent toward future partners, according to a...

FIRST ON WOAY UPDATE: Subcontractor pulls out of Minden sewer project due to PCB's

FAYETTE CO., WV (WOAY) – A subcontractor hired by the City of Oak Hill to construct new sewer lines that would run through the town of Minden has pulled out....

Get help signing up for health insurance Saturday in Beckley; Deadline Dec. 15

WV NaviCare Coming to Beckley-ARH to Help Consumers Enroll in Health Insurance Before December 15th Deadline Despite Uncertainty Around Affordable Care Act’s Future....

Viagra going generic; pills will be half-price

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The little blue pill that’s helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic...

More Accessible Healthcare for Some Raleigh County Students

Access Health is providing school-based services to several Raleigh County Schools. This program allows parents to address their child’s healthcare needs without...

EPA drops rule requiring mining companies to have money to clean up pollution

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s administration announced Friday that it won’t require mining companies to prove they have the financial...

ONLY ON WOAY: Oak Hill sewer project may be down the drain with current construction company

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – The construction company that agreed to build Oak Hill Sanitary’s $23 million sewer project has pulled their equipment from the site...

FIRST ON WOAY: Beckley substance abuse program gets $3M to help fight epidemic

CHARLESTON, WV (NEWS RELEASE) – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced more than $20.8 million in funding has been awarded...