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Health officials investigate whooping cough case in Weirton

WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) – Hancock County health officials are investigating a whooping cough case involving a student at Weirton Elementary School.

County health department nursing supervisor Michelle Trunax told

Free drug testing kits being made available in W.Va. county

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials have unveiled a drug prevention initiative in Ohio County.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II said Tuesday that drug testing kits will be made available for free to Ohio County...

Schoolchildren to learn about the brain at Marshall expo

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Marshall University is giving elementary school students an opportunity to learn about the brain and nervous system.

Marshall will host a Brain Expo on Friday. More than 400 students are expected to attend the...

Mental health advocate with bipolar disorder shares his story
Mental health advocate with bipolar disorder shares his story

In January of his senior year of high school, Ross Szabo woke up to find the shoelaces removed from his shoes, no drawstrings in his sweatshirt, no sheets on his bed, and someone assigned to keep an eye on him 24 / 7.

After being diagnosed with...

Drug firms want W.Va. Supreme Court to halt ‘pill mill’ suit

MADISON — Eleven out-of-state drug companies plan to ask the state Supreme Court to put the brakes on a lawsuit that alleges the firms shipped an excessive number of pain pills to West Virginia and contributed to...

Photos: Bonnie’s Bus stops in Charleston
Photos: Bonnie’s Bus stops in Charleston

Dozens of Kanawha County women were given the chance to receive free mammograms and breast cancer screenings through Bonnie’s Bus, a mobile mammogram unit that serves thousands of rural West Virginians each year. On its stop in Charleston on...

Highland Hospital’s fence request tabled

Highland Hospital’s plans to install a privacy fence along the perimeter of its Kanawha City facility were put on hold when the Charleston’s Board of Zoning Appeals asked for a landscaping plan to be included.

The hospital...

Viral pink eye clusters identified in Kanawha, Putnam counties

Clusters of viral pink eye cases have been reported in Kanawha and Putnam counties since late July, prompting public health officials to investigate the cause and spread of the disease.

Janet Briscoe, the director of epidemiology for the Kanawha-...

West Nile virus shows up in Cabell County, Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Health officials say the West Nile virus has shown up in mosquito pools in Cabell County and Huntington.

The Cabell-Huntington Health Department says sporadic cases of West Nile virus occur each year in West...

Loss of 2 EMS operations raises concerns in Greenbrier

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Greenbrier County officials are concerned about emergency medical service response times following the closures of two operations this year.

The closures of Northern Greenbrier EMS and the Williamsburg EMS leave...

Health officials seek woman after kitten dies from rabies

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Health officials in Ohio County are looking for a woman who brought a stray rabid kitten to an animal hospital.

Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department administrator Howard Gamble tells multiple media outlets that...

US Attorney Booth Goodwin joins officials to tout drug abuse efforts
US Attorney Booth Goodwin joins officials to tout drug abuse efforts

Surrounded by law enforcement and health officials on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin held a naloxone nasal spray bottle up to his face.

“Basically what you do is you put half of this vial up one nostril, the other up the other...

Charleston Council makes way for needle exchange
Charleston Council makes way for needle exchange

Charleston City Council voted unanimously to decriminalize possession of hypodermic syringes and needles, making way for a needle exchange program.

About 45 minutes before the Council meeting began, the Ordinance and Rules committee made a hasty ...

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