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Hospital sale bill amended, calls for study
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Hospital sale bill amended, calls for study

The House Health and Human Resources committee on Tuesday amended a bill that would have allowed the state to sell four of its hospitals, opting instead to reword the bill to allow only a study of the facilities to explore their sale.

Hospital sale bill amended, calls for study
Hospital sale bill amended, calls for study

The House Health and Human Resources committee on Tuesday amended a bill that would have allowed the state to sell four of its hospitals, opting instead to reword the bill to allow only a study of the facilities to explore their sale.

Workers criticize bill to sell state hospitals
Workers criticize bill to sell state hospitals

State workers gathered in the West Virginia House chambers Tuesday to denounce a bill that would let the Department of Health and Human Resources sell four state facilities that together house more than 260 senior citizens.

Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to memory loss in adults over 60

When Dr. Hedda Haning started forgetting things, her daughter was the first to suggest she might have a vitamin deficiency.

Screen time can lead to headaches, inactivity

From cell phones and computers to television and tablets, our days are filled with screens. All those screens we look at — from video games and movies to checking emails — can cause eye strain. But there are ways to reduce the strain our ...

Exercise can benefit older adults

Exercise is important at any stage in life, but it can have important benefits for senior adults. According to the National Institute on Aging, regular exercise can reduce a person’s risk of developing chronic conditions. Studies have shown...

Pediatrician offers cures for ‘cabin fever’

Without a good dose of energetic outdoor play and fresh air, kids can get that restless feeling called “cabin fever.” Try these cabin fever cures from WVU Medicine pediatrician Linda Nield, MD, to help you and your family members get...

Shoveling snow and safety: What you should know
Shoveling snow and safety: What you should know

Winter and snowfall go hand-in-hand in places like West Virginia, but public health experts warn that trying to clear too much snow too quickly the old-fashioned way can have disastrous results for people with underlying heart problems.

Seasonal depression: the signs, symptoms and treatments

A person’s mood can change like the seasons, but for those whose moods seem to change with the seasons, the culprit could be a condition that affects as many as 3 million Americans every year — Seasonal Affective Disorder.

State health officer: To quit smoking takes support, patience
State health officer: To quit smoking takes support, patience

As the new year rolls on, many are struggling with one resolution that can be hard to keep — giving up tobacco.

More efficient vaccine leads to milder flu season
More efficient vaccine leads to milder flu season

Although flu season is well underway, reports of the virus in West Virginia have been low this winter, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only reporting sporadic cases in the state.

Acupuncturist wants to help addicts

Acupuncture has been used in Chinese medicine since ancient times, and one area practitioner hopes to one day use the alternative medicine method to help combat the state’s staggering opioid addiction epidemic.

Travel MD offers in-home care for older patients
Travel MD offers in-home care for older patients

HUNTINGTON — As sunlight streamed into Dorothy McGinnis’ dining room window, Dr. Cindy Pinson slid the base of her stethoscope across McGinnis’ back and listened.

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