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Category: Health

Trump defends health workers’ right to object to abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advancing his anti-abortion agenda, President Donald Trump moved Thursday to protect health care workers who object to procedures like abortion on...

West Virginia Selected for National Pilot to Create a Rating System for Addiction Treatment Programs

CHARLESTON, WV – West Virginia has been chosen as one of five states to partner with Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the...

Beckley ARH Moves To Add Needed Cardiology Services

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Beckley ARH (BARH) Hospital has applied for a certificate of need from the West Virginia Health Care Authority for critically-needed cardiology...

Sarcoidosis: What You Need To Know

UNITED STATES (WOAY) – It’s National Sarcoidosis Day, but many people may have never heard of the uncommon disease. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease...

West Virginia hospitals join to sue opioid companies

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Hospitals in West Virginia have banded together to sue some of the country’s largest opioid companies, saying they flooded...

TIP: Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Happy National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day! If you are going through your medicine cabinets today, you have a few options when it...

Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

NEW YORK (AP) — Three months ago, this flu season was shaping up to be short and mild in the U.S. But a surprising second viral wave has made it the longest in 10...

Beckley Police Department To Participate In Drug Take Back Day

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley Police Department and DEA will take part in Drug Take Back Day. On Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Beckley Police...

Oral Surgeons Give Students Free Wisdom Teeth Extractions to Help Support Steep College Costs

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – West Virginia has the highest rate of student loan defaults, according to data released by the Department of Education. Economists in West...

Fentanyl Deaths Up 122% In W.Va

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University researchers say fentanyl deaths are up 122% in the state. The college released the results of a study into the...

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