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Category: Health

West Virginia grad student working on diabetes research

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia University graduate student is studying an unexplored enzyme that could lead to new diabetes treatments. Stephanie Shumar is a...

CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69-billion deal that helps the drugstore chain expand health services

NEW YORK (AP)- CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69 billion deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a...

WVU Tech hosting pieces of historic memorial quilt to raise awareness about HIV, AIDS

BECKLEY– The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.1 million people in the United States live with HIV and that one in seven of these people...

Daniels girl receives $1,000 towards her project to help Alzheimer's Association

BECKLEY, WV (NEWS RELEASE) — Count on youth for inspiration this holiday season. Sixty-four percent of kids age 8-17 years old believe that kids can make a positive...

Fayette Co. Health Dept, 10 others given $600,000 grant to support harm reduction programs

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced $600,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 11 health care...

2 more West Virginia counties sue drug companies

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Two more West Virginia communities have joined others around the state in suing drug companies over the opioid epidemic. Media report the...

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test...

Projections for WV deaths due to drugs, alcohol, suicide called “staggering, tragic, preventable”

CHARLESTON, WV (BY: SHAUNA JOHNSON, WV METRONEWS) — Without “bigger and bolder” steps to reverse the trend, a new report shows many more West Virginians will die...

West Virginia Health Alert: Dramatic Increase in Lyme Disease Cases

WEST VIRGINIA (NEWS RELEASE)- West Virginia will report the highest number of Lyme disease cases on record in 2017. As of November 8, 2017, 571 confirmed and probable...

Area road races to offer chance to burn calories Thanksgiving Day

CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — With all of the food that will be consumed Thanksgiving Day, burning some calories might be a good idea. TriStateRacer.com lists...