Category: Health

Flu season is just around the corner, learn about influenza

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – One this week’s medical watch we learn about influenza, as flu season is just getting started.

Beckley VA Holding 3rd Annual Veterans’ Hospice & Palliative Care Conference

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- The Beckley VA Medical Center is holding its 3rd Annual Veterans’ Hospice and Palliative Care Conference on November 16, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4...

Learn The Risk Of Diabetes

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – One this week’s medical watch we learn the risk of diabetes.

Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

(ABC NEWS)- A Florida child who hadn’t received a flu vaccination died from the virus in late September or early October, according to the state’s...

West Virginia residents can receive free joint replacement

MORGANTOWN, WV (AP) — A medical service organization will provide free joint replacements at West Virginia University Medicine later this year.   Participating...

Time to vaccinate! Beckley VAMC begins flu clinic for Veterans

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)- The Beckley VA Medical Center is on a mission to keep local Veterans and its staff save this flu season.   Starting Tuesday, October 9, the...

Learn About Breast Cancer Screening

On this week’s MedicalWatch brought to you by Plateau Medical Center, we learn about Breast Cancer Screening.

Six children hospitalized in Minnesota after coming down with rare, polio-like disease

(ABC NEWS)- An outbreak of a mysterious disease in Minnesota that doctors say resembles polio has left children partially paralyzed and health experts baffled. Quinton...

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

(AP)- U.S. regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck’s cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. The vaccine was previously only for preteens and young...

Color Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY)- Bluefield Regional Medical Center’s Healthy Woman will be hosting a community event to raise awareness for breast cancer.   A Color Run/Walk...