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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...

6.5 million pounds of beef recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

(WOAY)- An Arizona-based plant is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef products due to possible salmonella contamination, according to a U.S. Department...

Do you know the signs of hearing loss?

On this week’s MedicalWatch brought to you by Plateau Medical Center, we learn the sign of hearing loss.

County’s hepatitis A outbreak appears to be past its peak

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health department says a West Virginia county’s hepatitis A outbreak appears to be past its peak.   Dr. Michael Kilkenny with the...

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