Category: Health

Food Bank For Local Veterans Becomes A Monthly Event in Beckley

Created to provide food for more than 300 low-income veterans and their families, the Mobile Food Pantry returned to Beckley on Thursday. The VA Medical Center teamed up...

WV gets nearly $6M grant to fight opioid crisis

WASHINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that West Virginia will be receiving a nearly $6 million grant from the...

Medical marijuana legalization process could take two years

CHARLESTON, WV (BY: SHAUNA JOHNSON, WV METRONEWS)— West Virginians seeking pain relief via medical marijuana could have to wait until July 2019 for the option, as the...

VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans’ wait times

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to...

Pros, cons of seat belt use on school buses demonstrated

CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS) – School bus safety has been a topic on many people’s minds especially after recent crashes. Whether school buses should be equipped with...

West Virginia lawmakers throw $24 million at helping 30,000 addicts

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – With more than 30,000 West Virginians already in drug treatment, lawmakers have voted to spend $24 million from recent court settlements...

Prostate cancer tests are now OK with US panel, with caveats

CHICAGO (AP) – An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force...

Governor Signs Bill To Support Hospital Jobs

Governor Justice announced that he will sign house bill 2459, which is legislation that exempts financially distressed hospitals in acquisition proceedings from going...

ALDI Recalls Peas Due to Listeria

ALDI has voluntarily recalled Season’s Choice Frozen Sweet Peas due to possible Listeria contamination. The potentially contaminated peas were packaged in 16 oz. bags...

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability...