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DHHR releases new WIC food list

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health today announced new foods available for purchase with...

West Virginia University plans to offer heart transplants

MORGANTOWN, WV (AP)- West Virginia University’s Heart and Vascular Institute plans to start offering the first heart transplant program in the state. WVU Medicine...

West Virginia health officer taking March of Dimes job

CHARLESTON, WV (AP)-  West Virginia’s state health officer is leaving to take a job with the March of Dimes. The Department of Health and Human Resources announced...

Manchin and Capito announce more than $1.5 million to expand naloxone access

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY)  – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Appropriations Committee, today announced the U.S....

Sewing needles in strawberries; consumers now advised to cut fruit before eating

(ABC NEWS)- Australian authorities have ordered a review into the handling of strawberries after they say fruit containing sewing needles turned up in supermarkets...

West Virginia University awarded $130K substance abuse grant

CHARLESTON, WV (AP) — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has awarded $130,000 to West Virginia University to support...

Needle exchange in West Virginia has no plans to restart

CHARLESTON, WV (AP)-  A West Virginia needle exchange program has no plans to restart. Kanawha-Charleston Health Department board President Brenda Isaac told The...

Suffer from allergies? Check out how to get relief

On this week’s MedicalWatch brought to you by Plateau Medical Center, we learn about how to manage your allergies.

Hepatitis A Confirmed In Nicholas County From A Food Worker At Taco Bell

SUMMERSVILLE, WV (WOAY) – According to the Nicholas County Health Department, the first case of Hepatitis A from a food worker has been confirmed. The confirmed...

Heat-related illness sends band students to hospitals

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — Dozens of West Virginia band students became sick from a heat-related illness. Marshall County Schools tell news outlets around 35 students...

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