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Volunteers aware of risks, take precautions in Zika-affected areas
Volunteers aware of risks, take precautions in Zika-affected areas

While Zika continues to spread in parts of South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands, that isn’t stopping some West Virginians from traveling there.

Volunteers aware of risks, take precautions in Zika-affected areas
Volunteers aware of risks, take precautions in Zika-affected areas

While Zika continues to spread in parts of South America, Central America and the Caribbean Islands, that isn’t stopping some West Virginians from traveling there.

Marshall to open new department of dentistry
Marshall to open new department of dentistry

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has created a department of dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery that will eventually oversee three dental residents and allow the school to expand its services to the public.

Moms hold ‘nurse-in’ to promote public breastfeeding
Moms hold ‘nurse-in’ to promote public breastfeeding

Sarah Ellison admits she sometimes chickens out when it comes to feeding her daughter in public.

Holistic Health and Wellness Fair: A day of healing in Charleston
Holistic Health and Wellness Fair: A day of healing in Charleston

Dr. Hassan Amjad doesn’t hold back when he speaks of the reigning medical system in the United States.

Advocates make renewed call for $1 tobacco tax increase
Advocates make renewed call for $1 tobacco tax increase

Proponents of a $1 increase in West Virginia’s tobacco tax said Thursday that the struggling proposal is a “no-brainer” for the state with some of the highest rates of smoking among both teens and adults and an existing tax lower...

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day encourages families to be active this summer
YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day encourages families to be active this summer

YMCAs across the country will celebrate Healthy Kids Day this weekend.

Innerviews: Nursing career rooted in divine intervention
Innerviews: Nursing career rooted in divine intervention

She didn’t choose nursing. Nursing, she said, chose her. She calls it divine intervention.

Marshall announces new dentistry department

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced Thursday that it has created a department of dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery.

CAMC Cancer Center strong on support, needs more physicians, board told
CAMC Cancer Center strong on support, needs more physicians, board told

Nearly one year after its opening, Charleston Area Medical Center’s Cancer Center is working to expand its support services for cancer patients, but the hospital will need to work in the coming months to replace four of its outgoing oncologists,...

Family Dinner Project encourages creativity in mealtime togetherness
Family Dinner Project encourages creativity in mealtime togetherness

Time spent around the dinner table doesn’t have to be perfect — it doesn’t even have to be spent at a table or during dinnertime, and one national initiative is out to help West Virginians find the recipe for their perfect family...

Federal judge gives Beckley doctor 8 years for prescribing habits
Federal judge gives Beckley doctor 8 years for prescribing habits

A federal judge on Wednesday went well beyond what advisory sentencing guidelines called for and handed down an eight-year prison sentence to a Beckley-based nephrologist, who admitted he improperly distributed addictive prescription drugs to patients....

‘Jessie’s Law,’ named for local woman killed by opioids, introduced in Senate
‘Jessie’s Law,’ named for local woman killed by opioids, introduced in Senate

West Virginia’s two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that would try to prevent the misunderstanding that led to a Charleston woman’s overdose on opioid pain pills earlier this year.

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