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Category: Health

Manchin and Capito announce more than $19 million for WV health care centers

WASHINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) announced $19,212,223 in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and...

As coal dwindles, mining states trim safety inspections

LOUISVILLE, KY. (AP) – Kathy Bartlett watched helplessly this spring as Kentucky lawmakers cut back on mine safety inspections and replaced them with coaching...

People with range of backgrounds make up Medical Cannabis Advisory Board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – An advisory board that will help develop a medical marijuana program in West Virginia has been announced, with state Bureau for Public...

Science Asks: Are hot dogs healthier without added nitrites?

NEW YORK (AP) — Backyard cooks looking to grill this summer have another option: hot dogs without “added nitrites.” Are they any healthier? Oscar Mayer is touting...

West Virginia hospital to charge for non-emergency ER visits

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health system has planned to begin charging patients up-front co-pays for non-emergency visits to a West Virginia hospital’s...

Republican Senator Capito announces she's against GOP health care draft

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she can’t support the Senate GOP leadership’s proposed...

After mix-up, group flies correct name over West Virginia

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – A women’s political advocacy group has taken two tries to fly the correct U.S. senator’s name over West Virginia after a...

Lacking votes, Senate GOP delay health care vote

WASHINGTON (AP) – Sources tell the Associated Press that Senate Republican leaders have abruptly delayed the vote on their health care bill until after the July...

West Virginians 45 or older report signs of confusion, memory loss

CHARLESTON, WV (NEWS RELEASE) – New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found 10.0 percent of those aged 45 and older in West...

Teenagers are as sedentary as 60-year-olds by age 19

BALTIMORE (WQAD) — The average American 19-year-old is as inactive and sedentary as the average American 60-year-old, according to a study released this month that was...

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