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Hearing begins for beleaguered neurologist
F. BRIAN FERGUSON | Gazette-Mail
Hearing begins for beleaguered neurologist

Dozens of people took to the parking lot and hallway outside the West Virginia Board of Medicine’s hearing room waving signs and expressing support for oft embattled neurologist Dr. Iraj Derakhshan, as the state agency began its hearing Monday...

Hearing begins for beleaguered neurologist
Hearing begins for beleaguered neurologist

Dozens of people took to the parking lot and hallway outside the West Virginia Board of Medicine’s hearing room waving signs and expressing support for oft embattled neurologist Dr. Iraj Derakhshan, as the state agency began its hearing Monday...

Marshall researcher awarded grant to study obesity, aging

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – The National Institute on Aging has awarded a grant to a Marshall University researcher to study obesity and aging.

Marshall says school of medicine researcher Nalini Santanam received the $356,946 grant to...

Wheeling Hospital seeks state’s OK to replace care center

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – Wheeling Hospital plans to replace its continuous care center with a new $22 million facility.

The hospital has filed a notice of intent with the Wet Virginia Health Care Authority that it plans to seek a...

W.Va. wellness center to receive $200k in federal funding

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The Williamson Health and Wellness Center will receive $200,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin announced the funding on Tuesday.

The money is designated for...

Putnam health board votes to pay remaining debt

The Putnam County Board of Health has moved to pay the last of its nearly $400,000 in outstanding debts, two years after the financially ailing department first contracted with the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department in a bid to right itself....

Alzheimer’s Association head discusses research, outlook

From smoking to diabetes, West Virginians top the worst health lists in areas that set them up for another big health problem as they age — Alzheimer’s Disease, the 6th leading cause of death in the country and a rapidly growing problem...

Lyme disease declared endemic in Kanawha County

Four West Virginia counties, including Kanawha, have been newly declared endemic for Lyme disease, and in all, 11 counties have deer ticks that carry the illness, according to the state’s Bureau for Public Health.

Lyme disease, an...

Latest MCHM test results raise more questions

Two new findings from the federal government’s examination of the January 2014 chemical leak at Freedom Industries raise new questions about the toxicity of MCHM and other materials involved in the incident....

Community-supported agriculture produces satisfied customers
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 —...

VA director tells lawmakers Greenbrier clinic will reopen

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s congressional delegation says the top Veterans Affairs official has committed to reopen a health clinic in Greenbrier County.

In a news release Friday, Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore...

W.Va. ag officials: discard produce tainted by flood waters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia agricultural officials are advising growers to discard vegetables that have had contact with flood waters.

The advice comes after weeks of rain that promoted Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to declare states...

CAMC Cleft Center treats common birth defect
CAMC Cleft Center treats common birth defect

CAMC has team of specialists for cleft palate, most common birth defect in country

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