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Category: Health

Drug epidemic puts Mercer, McDowell and Wyoming Counties at risk for HIV

BLUEFIELD, WV (AP) — Three counties in West Virginia have been noted as being susceptible for spreading HIV amid the state’s drug epidemic. Bluefield Daily...

President Trump and first lady meet with Harvey evacuees and volunteers in Houston

(ABC NEWS) – As the Texas Gulf Coast reels from the damage and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, President Donald Trump returned the the state on Saturday to meet...

Petition calls on FDA to pull powerful opioids from market

WASHINGTON (FIERCEPHARMA.com) – As lawsuits mount against opioid drugmakers around the country, one group is hoping to cut supply of certain painkillers at the...

West Virginia #1 at being overweight; And we’re getting larger

(STATEOFOBESITY.org) –  According to the most recent data, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in five states, 30 percent in 25 states, and 25 percent in...

Recent Death Of Coal Miner Calls For Increased Mine Safety Actions

With the death of another West Virginia coal miner this week, there are now calls for more restrictions and safety guidelines in the mines. According to the Charleston...

Abstinence education is ineffective and unethical, report argues

(JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH) –  Adolescence is marked by the emergence of human sexuality, sexual identity, and the initiation of intimate relations; within...

West Virginia’s First Medical Cannabis Store Provides Pain Relief Without THC

The first store in the entire state of West Virginia to sell medical cannabis is now open in Cross Lanes. “I really battled for a long time to get the laws...

Second annual Day of Miracles to benefit WVU Medicine Children’s Thursday

MORGANTOWN, WV (NEWS RELEASE) – Miracles happen every day within the walls of WVU Medicine Children’s – babies are born, kids recover from life-threatening...

Test Your Limits By Joining Spartan Race This Weekend

Get your beast mode ready, it’s time to be a Spartan! The ‘World’s Largest Obstacle Race’ is coming to Southern West Virginia this weekend....

How much sugar in that cola? Panera to list it on its cups

NEW YORK (AP) – Panera Bread will start listing the amount of added sugar and calories on the cups for seven drinks, including cola and iced teas. The move is the...