Category: Health

Distribution of 8,000 Kits to Battle Opioid Overdoses

RECALL: Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Ruth’s Salads has announced a recall of its Original Pimento Spread in 7-ounce plastic containers after determining it could be...

Medical Marijuana to Reduce Opioid Use in WV

Cold & Flu Season in Southern West Virginia

Nancy Edwards is an infection preventionist at Raleigh General Hospital who wants to make sure you and your family stay cold and flu-free. She says taking preventative...

Giving peanut-based foods to babies early prevents allergies

WASHINGTON (AP) – New guidelines say most babies should start eating peanut-containing foods well before their first birthday, to lower their chances of developing...

Mylan launches cheaper version of EpiPen allergy treatment

UNDATED (AP) – West Virginia-based drugmaker Mylan (MY’-luhn) has started selling a generic version of its emergency allergy treatment EpiPen at half the...

Rates of smoking during pregnancy show strong signs of decline

CHARLESTON, WV (NEWS RELEASE) –¬†According to recently released data from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public...

No headway on obesity, other threats, despite federal push

NEW YORK (AP) – U.S. health officials say the progress in battles against some major health threats like obesity, food poisoning, and infections spread in...