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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...

Public health impact task force to meet Wednesday

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — State officials are meeting again in a push to redefine the mission of public health in West Virginia.

The Bureau for Public Health will hold another meeting of the public health impact task force Wednesday...

Health departments offer back-to-school vaccinations

Students entering school for the 2015-16 year are, in most cases, required to have up-to-date vaccinations before they will be allowed to attend classes.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Putnam County Health Department will be...

Charleston neurologist under fire changes prescribing habits
Charleston neurologist under fire changes prescribing habits

Derakhshan faces

hearing for painkillers, is switching drugs he recommends to patients

Camden Clark Medical Center to start $20M expansion project

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Camden Clark Medical Center says it will start a $20 million expansion project next week.

Media outlets report a new emergency department and medical and surgical unit will be added to the south tower of the...

Huntington mayor responds to derogatory comments by television producer

Huntington leader calls reality show premise ‘obnoxious, condescending’

Students taking proactive approach to fall prevention in seniors
Students taking proactive approach to fall prevention in seniors

Program works with older adults in rural communities on fall prevention

Cabell needle exchange program could guide other communities
Cabell needle exchange program could guide other communities

HUNTINGTON — State and local officials announced a year-long pilot syringe exchange program in Cabell County Thursday that could, if found successful, become a precursor program for counties throughout the state.

“It’s...

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...

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