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Category: Health

The Latest: Collins opposes GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the Republican effort to overhaul the Obama health law (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Maine’s Sen. Susan Collins says...

CVS to limit opioid prescriptions to 7 days

(THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE) – In a bid to fight against an increasing number of opioid overdoses, a national drugstore is putting new limits on prescriptions and...

Older men drink more regularly, but younger men drink more

WASHINGTON (GALLUP.com) — Among the 67% of U.S. men who drink alcohol, those aged 50 and older are more likely than those under 50 to say they have imbibed within...

Health providers and local officials come together to fight a common goal: The Opioid Epidemic

Dozens of health providers and officials from Raleigh County are coming together to fight one common goal: the opioid epidemic. “The Appalachian region has been...

Capito, Manchin announce nearly $3.7M for WV health centers, organizations

WASHINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today announced $3,683,255 in federal funding from the Health...

Local WWII Veteran Shares How The Best Medicine Is The Company Of Other Veterans

“It was a wonderful 25 years of serving. I don’t regret anything in my life, but I wouldn’t want to go through it again, but I had a wonderful life....

Heroin(e): How 3 Huntington women are fighting the opioid crisis on Netflix now

HUNTINGTON, WV (BY: DAVE MISTICH, WV PUBLIC BROADCASTING) – As most know, the heroin and opioid crisis has reached stunning and heartbreaking heights across the...

Area poor, left out of health debate, look for free care

WISE, Va. (AP) – The sick and poor in Appalachia are flocking to free health clinics. They’ve been left out of the health care debate in Washington. At a...

Mammogram bus coming to Fayetteville & Lewisburg

CHARLESTON, WV (WVU CANCER INSTITUTE) – Bonnie’s Bus is a mobile mammography unit that travels across West Virginia, offering breast cancer screening in a...

West Virginia First Responders Arrive in Florida, Ready As Help When Hurricane Irma Hits

CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — As Floridians brace for Hurricane Irma, first responders from West Virginia traveled through the night and are on the ground ready to...