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Moms hold ‘nurse-in’ to promote public breastfeeding
TOM HINDMAN | Gazette-Mail
Moms hold ‘nurse-in’ to promote public breastfeeding

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

DHHR says 1,566 will lose food stamp benefits next month
DHHR says 1,566 will lose food stamp benefits next month

Under new requirements to either work or be in training, 1,566 West Virginians will lose their food stamp benefits beginning next month, according to the state Department of Health and Human Resources. Meanwhile the state is reviewing a request from...

‘Girls on the Run’ find cheerleaders in Malden
‘Girls on the Run’ find cheerleaders in Malden

The girls stood in a loose circle outside Malden Elementary School, near the “starting line,” as their coach gave them a pre-race pep talk.

WV State Police use opioid-reversal drug for 1st time

Thursday night, the West Virginia State Police used naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, to save a life for the first time.

Judge to rule on request to unseal allegations against drug-shipping firms

MADISON — A Boone County judge plans to decide next week whether to unseal court records that include details about prescription pain pill shipments to West Virginia.

Experts’ new prescription for health: Walk the malls
Experts’ new prescription for health: Walk the malls

Flora Yang is small, spry and not afraid to tell you her age: “90-something.” She walks twice a week at the Mazza Gallerie mall in Northwest Washington and says mall walking keeps her young and fit.

Charleston neurologist pleads guilty to federal record-keeping violation
Charleston neurologist pleads guilty to federal record-keeping violation

A Charleston neurologist pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal record-keeping violation, admitting he dispensed a dose of a powerful painkiller to a patient and never reported it.

National exercise plan adds churches, sports to targets

The National Physical Activity Plan, the blueprint West Virginia used to develop its own statewide physical activity plan four years ago, unveiled a new plan Wednesday focused on undoing decades of changes that have led to a decline in...

Drug firms seek to keep seal on pain pill suit
Drug firms seek to keep seal on pain pill suit

Some of the nation’s largest drug wholesalers are asking a judge to reject the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s request to unseal court records that include details about the companies’ prescription pain-pill shipments to West Virginia....

Foundation created to serve health care needs

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. (AP) – A religious organization has created a foundation to serve health care needs throughout West Virginia.

Be sure benefits of aspirin therapy outweigh risks, warns physician
Be sure benefits of aspirin therapy outweigh risks, warns physician

Taking an aspirin every day may ward off cardiovascular disease and colon cancer for some people, but patients should be careful to weigh the benefits and risks, a Charleston physician said.

WV health officials encourage preventing mosquito breeding, bites
WV health officials encourage preventing mosquito breeding, bites

As concern rises that Zika virus could eventually reach U.S. mosquitoes, public health officials are urging people to take steps to prevent mosquito bites and avoid the mosquito-borne illnesses already common in West Virginia.

Putnam prosecutor takes over investigation of doctor accused of assault
Putnam prosecutor takes over investigation of doctor accused of assault

Putnam County Prosecuting Attorney Mark Sorsaia has taken over the investigation into allegations against a Charleston gastroenterologist ...

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