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Category: Health

March 27 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day

Charleston, WV (WOAY) – March 27 is American Diabetes Association (ADA) Alert Day and Quality Insights Quality Innovation Network’s Everyone with Diabetes Counts...

Alzheimer’s Association to offer ‘Understanding & Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior’ workshop in Beckley, March 21

BECKLEY, W.V. (WOAY)  – The Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter is offering a free community workshop, Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related...

Some Schools Fighting the Flu With New Instrument

Maxwell Hill Elementary has a new weapon in the fight against contagious illness like the flu. “It’s a smart thermometer. It is made by the Kinsa Corporation...

West Virginia Legislature OKs outside DNA testing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Legislature has unanimously approved legislation intended to speed processing of DNA lab testing by authorizing the...

West Virginia lawmakers advance opioid, overdose measures

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers are advancing measures aimed at curbing the state’s drug crisis largely following a blueprint drawn by health...

West Virginia House opposes constitutional abortion rights

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s House has voted to end abortion rights under the state constitution. The resolution approved 73-25, which the Senate...

Marshall University researcher wins award to study obesity

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $10.7 million grant to a Marshall University researcher to study obesity and obesity-related...

Red Cross blood donation opportunities March 16-31 in our area

BECKLEY (WOAY) — In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for...

Attorney General Sessions Announces New Task Force to Fight Drug Epidemic

WASHINGTON–  Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced the creation of a new effort, the Department of Justice Prescription Interdiction & Litigation...

Greenbrier County To Receive Three New Monitoring Systems

Greenbrier County., WV (WOAY) – Several new monitoring systems will be provided to the Greenbrier County area for those with disabilities. The Greenbrier County...