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Community-supported agriculture produces satisfied customers
BOB WOJCIESZAK | Gazette-Mail photos
Community-supported agriculture produces satisfied customers

“You know the worst part about this?” Pam McDevitt joked Tuesday as she picked up her weekly load of produce. “The pressure to use up all this” — she gestured to the corn and cantaloupes and tomatoes —...

Cabell County to have state’s 1st syringe exchange program
Cabell County to have state’s 1st syringe exchange program

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cabell County will be the site of West Virginia’s first syringe exchange program, which officials say will help reduce infectious diseases within the county’s population of intravenous drug-users....

Some state, local officials support needle exchange programs
Some state, local officials support needle exchange programs

Some W.Va. officials optimistic in fight against diseases from drug use

Health officials call for better communication about vaccines

Experts aim to clear misinformation about immunizations

Report: West Virginia has highest drug overdose death rate

State’s overdose death rate more than double the national average

Food pantries encourage donations straight from your garden
Food pantries encourage donations straight from your garden

If a garden produces more vegetables than your family can eat, consider sharing the bounty with the less fortunate.

Summer can be lean regarding donations to local food pantries.

Jean Simpson, executive director for Manna Meal, is...

Area pharmacies refuse to fill embattled neurologist’s prescriptions

A local pharmacy chain has decided to stop filling prescriptions written by Dr. Iraj Derakhshan after it was revealed the neurologist is facing a disciplinary hearing...

Times changing for baby changing tables
Times changing for baby changing tables

It’s inevitable. Any parent who is out with a baby will eventually have to find a place to change a diaper.

For women, it can be as simple as visiting the nearest restroom.

For men, options might not be as reliable.

We...

New guidelines to expand nutrition program’s reach in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State officials say new federal guidelines will allow more West Virginians to enroll in a nutrition program.

The Department of Health and Human Resources’ Office of Nutrition Services says an...

Hepatitis C grips Appalachia
Hepatitis C grips Appalachia

Study says cases in Ky., Tenn., W.Va., Va. more than tripled between 2006 and 2012

Elementary school teachers pedal bicycles to class

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Three Woodsdale Elementary School teachers have started a ritual of riding their bicycles to and from the school each day.

The Intelligencer reports Susan Brossman, Stacy Greer...

Local neurologist refutes accusations
Local neurologist refutes accusations

Local neurologist set to appear before Board of Medicine to face complaints

W.Va. conference offers ideas for healthy community projects

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An upcoming conference at West Virginia Wesleyan College is all about brainstorming for healthy community projects.

Try This West Virginia is hosting the conference Friday and Saturday in Buckhannon.

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