Maintaining your weight through the holidays

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The average person gains 1 to 2 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and those who are overweight often gain more, including children. Research shows that holiday weight gain is a major contributor to total yearly weight gain, so why not resolve to maintain your weight this holiday season?

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5.1 million pounds of beef added to salmonella recall

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One of the nation's largest beef producers, JBS Tolleson, is recalling an additional 5 million pounds of beef products over possible salmonella contamination, the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Tuesday.

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Check Your Medical Records For Dangerous Errors

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When Liz Tidyman’s elderly parents moved across the country to be closer to their children and grandchildren years ago, they carried their medical records with them in a couple of brown cardboard folders tied with string.

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Red Cross faces blood shortage

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The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage and urgently needs blood and platelet donors to give now to avoid delays in lifesaving medical care for patients.

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Manage diabetes to give your body fuel

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Diabetes is a chronic health condition that can make it difficult for your body to turn food into energy. Like a car, your body need fuel to work. Food is fuel, but having diabetes can change how much and which types of food will work well in your body.

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Sydnee McElroy: Anti-vaccine billboard could harm community

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When people ask me why my husband and I chose to stay and raise our family here in Huntington, I always tell them the same thing. The people of West Virginia believe in community and kindness and pulling together to take care of their neighbors. I'm proud to count myself and my children among them.

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Flu vaccinations available at health department

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The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and Putnam County Health Department, which give approximately 9,500 vaccinations during each flu season, are now offering flu vaccinations from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Marshall University PhD student receives national research grant

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Sarah Binion Brunty, M.S., a biomedical research doctoral student at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, recently received a pre-doctoral fellowship grant in pharmacology and toxicology from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Inc. (PhRMA).

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Marshall Health adds two surgeons to its team

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Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall Health and Cabell Huntington Hospital medical and dental staff welcome Farzad Amiri, M.D., and Shawna Grimm, D.O., to their surgery teams of providers.

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Senior diabetes program offered

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Are you living with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, caring for someone living with diabetes, or are you someone who just wants to learn more about healthy living?

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DMC earns distinction

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Davis Medical Center recently announced the renewal of a continued three-year accreditation in mammography by the American College of Radiology.

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Steps to protect you, community during flu season

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While autumn brings with it a variety of pleasant changes – including cooler weather, colorful fall foliage and more – it also marks the beginning of flu season, which typically peaks between December and February but can last as late as May.

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Area organizations elect officers

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The West Virginia Hospital Association, representing 63 acute care and specialty hospitals and health systems in West Virginia, recently elected new officers and appointed trustees for 2018-2019.

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Hospitals are big business in West Virginia

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Time was, if you lived in West Virginia and had a major health problem, you had little choice but to go to Cleveland, Pittsburgh or elsewhere to seek the kind of medical treatment you needed. That’s no longer the case.

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NIH awards WVU $11.2 million for interdisciplinary cancer research

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West Virginia University’s School of Pharmacy will soon become one of the few pharmacy schools in the nation that leads a center of biomedical research excellence. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, these centers support interdisciplinary, thematically related research into preventing, diagnosing and treating health problems.

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Free depression screenings in Harris Hall

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Marshall University’s Psychology Clinic will participate in National Depression Screening Day by offering free depression screenings to Marshall students and the Huntington community.

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Daily Baby Aspirin May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

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Taking low-dose aspirin is a daily routine for many people because it may lower the risk for heart attacks and strokes, and some research has tied it to a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Now a new study in JAMA Oncology suggests it may lower the risk for ovarian cancer as well.

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Congress angles for air ambulance cost transparency

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Last November, a fully insured North Dakotan was dispatched on an 84-mile medical air transport from Langdon, N.D., to Grand Forks. When the charges came in at more than $66,000, out-of-network insurance covered just $16,000.

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Stollings discusses ATV safety at WSO symposium

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The World Safety Organization's 31st annual International Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health Professional Development Symposium was held in Charleston last week and District 7 Senator Dr. Ron Stollings addressed attendees regarding ATV safety on the Hatfield/McCoy Trail System.

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute partners with group for free exams

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The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s CHOICE program, in partnership with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Education and Research Foundation and more than 20 medical organizations from across the United States, will host a first-of-its-kind, one-day free cardiovascular screening and diagnostic examination event at four WVU Medicine locations in North Central West Virginia on Oct. 20.

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Cabell County past peak in Hep A outbreak

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Cabell County's hepatitis A outbreak appears to be two months past its peak as the frequency of local cases continues to decline gradually, according to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department.

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Area experts encourage early flu vaccinations

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While data for the 2018-19 flu season has not yet been collected in West Virginia, health care providers warn that the season has begun, and it's not too early for individuals to get vaccinated against the virus.

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2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

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A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.

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MU scientist awarded grants for obesity, diabetes research

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Jung Han Kim, Ph.D., a professor in the departments of biomedical research and clinical and translational science at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, recently received two national grant awards for her genetics and molecular-based diabetes and obesity research.

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Knowing About Prostate Cancer Could Save Your Life

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, aside from skin cancer. Approximately 164,690 men will be diagnosed with the disease in 2018 and about 29,430 are expected to die from prostate cancer this year. In West Virginia alone, about 820 will be diagnosed and 180 will die from the disease.

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Editorial: Purdue Pharma research offer could do some good

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Purdue Pharma, known for manufacturing OxyContin and, more recently, for being the subject of lawsuits filed by at least half a dozen states and hundreds of municipalities, now hopes to be known for something else - contributing research toward a lower-cost, life-saving antidote for opioid overdoses.

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Senate to clear opioids package this week, next steps unclear

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The Senate will likely vote Thursday on its package of 70 bills aimed at reining in the opioids epidemic. But it remains unclear how the Senate and House of Representatives can hammer out the significant differences between their bills as November's midterm elections loom near.

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WVU doc develops new app to help detect skin cancer

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Swipe left or swipe right? As it turns out, the same features of popular matchmaking apps have plenty of medical and educational uses thanks to the work of staff and students at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Campus.

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Hospital welcomes new oncologist

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Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Vaibhav Verma, M.D., to the Chemotherapy/Infusion Department at the Weston hospital. Dr. Verma specializes in oncology and hematology.

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VA hosting renaming ceremony Sunday

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The Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center will be officially renamed during a ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the center's campus at 1540 Spring Valley Drive in Huntington.

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Ex-DEA to address opioid crisis

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Former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent Dr. Barry Ball will present a program later this month at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs about the opioid crisis.

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Insulin’s High Cost Leads To Deadly Rationing

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Diabetic ketoacidosis is a terrible way to die. It’s what happens when you don’t have enough insulin. Your blood sugar gets so high that your blood becomes highly acidic, your cells dehydrate, and your body stops functioning.

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CDC: CT, Blood Tests Not Needed for Concussions

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New children’s concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids’ symptoms clear up within one to three months.

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PROACT facility to open Oct. 1

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The dream of creating a single point for triaging and treating substance use disorder is less than 30 days from fruition as the new PROACT facility continues to take shape at the corner of 8th Avenue and 20th Street in Huntington.

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Senate Opioid Package Hits Snag As Democrats Pump The Brakes Over Provision Benefiting PhRMA-Backed Group

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The provision would authorize the government to give grants to groups that focus on addiction and substance-abuse disorders, but the only organization that fits the criteria is the Addiction Policy Forum, an advocacy group funded by PhRMA. In other news on the crisis: opioid taxes, skyrocketing fentanyl deaths, treatment alternatives, insurance coverage and more.

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Researcher studies new blood clot test

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Getting tested for deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, can disrupt a patient's whole day. Typically, one of the first methods a clinician uses to diagnose the condition is an ultrasound in order to see the blood vessels in a patient's legs and assess blood flow. From check-in to check-out, the procedure can take several hours. For rural patients, who often drive long distances to reach medical practices where the necessary equipment and personnel are available, the process is even more onerous.

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WVU researcher studies quick blood test to help diagnose blood clots

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Getting tested for deep vein thrombosis, or DVT, can disrupt a patient's whole day. Typically, one of the first methods a clinician uses to diagnose the condition is an ultrasound in order to see the blood vessels in a patient's legs and assess blood flow. From check in to check out, the procedure can take several hours. For rural patients, who often drive long distances to reach medical practices where the necessary equipment and personnel are available, the process is even more onerous.

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Alumna recounts graduating in first WVSOM class during White Coat Ceremony speech

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She recounted stories about the school in its early years – how the majority of the “non-traditional” students searched for places to live in Lewisburg, how Gwen Clingman cooked large pots of food to feed students for $1.05, and how custodians would place black plastic over the windows to darken a histology classroom in order for students to be able to see slides through their microscopes.

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Ongoing Fight

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The devastation caused by abuse of prescription drugs has been known for years in West Virginia. Doctors who write phony prescriptions and pharmacies filling them with no questions asked have helped our state become the worst-hit in the nation by the substance abuse epidemic.

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CDC chief applauds local addiction fight

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Speaking with a physician's plain, calm precision as both the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the father of an adult son recovering from addiction, Dr. Robert Redfield offered encouragement and praise for the multi-disciplinary directness the Tri-State has built in addressing its own portion of the nation's opioid epidemic.

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Resident affected by medicine recall

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An Elkins resident was stunned to discover that a medication she was prescribed to treat high blood pressure is currently on a nationwide voluntary recall list, and she is hoping to warn other patients.

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Medical marijuana workshop planned

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The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, with co-sponsorship by Eastern Gateway Community College, will host a workshop on the impending legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio.

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Shut Down ‘Pill Mills’ in W.Va.

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The devastation caused by abuse of prescription drugs has been known for years in West Virginia. Doctors who write phony prescriptions and pharmacies filling them with no questions asked have helped our state become the worst-hit in the nation by the substance abuse epidemic.

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Davis Medical recognized for excellence

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Officials, physicians and staff at Davis Medical Center are pleased to announce they are a recipient of the 2018 Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The award, which recognizes exceptional hospitals across the U.S. demonstrating superior outcomes in women’s healthcare services, was announced July 31 and was awarded specifically in the category of hysterectomies.

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Cutting the Ribbon

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning to celebrate the opening of a newly renovated local medical facility.

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Priddy named Instructor of the Year by state EMS

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Cabell County EMS' Connie Priddy has been named Instructor of the Year by the West Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services for her role in establishing and overseeing the state's first Quick Response Team, which has served as a model for other counties to emulate in treating widespread addiction.

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DRS offers free services for vision impaired

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Helping those with vision impairments is one of the most important works of Lions Club International. Last Tuesday, the Durbin Lions Club learned about services provided through the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services.

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Drugs, addiction issues raised at Paw Paw community forum

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A community forum at the Paw Paw Public Library last Thursday focused on the dangers of prescription drugs, heroin and methamphetamine Roughly 20 attended the event. Some spoke of family members who struggled with addiction or who were lost in drug overdoses. Others expressed concerns about drug activity in the town.

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Drug OD deaths continue to decline

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Drug overdose deaths in Berkeley County continue to decline with the county reporting a 51.4 percent drop in deaths for the first seven months of 2018 compared to the same period last year, according to county figures released Thursday.

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Babies Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

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Dr. Jodi Jackson has worked for years to address infant mortality in Kansas. Often, that means she treats newborns in a high-tech neonatal intensive care unit with sophisticated equipment whirring and beeping. And that is exactly the wrong place for an infant like Lili.

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Defendant in HOPE Clinic case to plead guilty

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One of the defendants in a case of an alleged pill mill operation in southern West Virginia has agreed to plead guilty to aiding and abetting in the operation as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors.

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Trump Wants To Take Opioid Manufacturers To Court

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During a White House cabinet meeting on Thursday, President Donald Trump signaled his desire to join the litigation scrum by asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a federal lawsuit against certain pharmaceutical companies involved in the supply and manufacture of opioids. Trump said he preferred pursuing a federal lawsuit rather than joining existing actions filed by states.

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The Worst Year For Drug-Overdose Deaths — 2017

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Vox reports that, according to preliminary data, more than 72,000 people died from drug overdoses, and The Washington Post details how the synthetic opioid fentanyl contributes to the United States' vulnerability. Also in the news, reports about how Purdue Pharma downplayed addiction risks of opioid painkillers and new Food and Drug Administration warnings about how some pet owners use their pets to gain access to these powerful drugs. On the treatment front, strategies for addicted inmates and dependent babies.

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Legislators calling for tougher drug laws

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Area legislators are working on drafting bills to present in January when the new session starts that would create a "punishment that fits the crime" following the alleged overdose crash that occurred in Ritter Park in Huntington two weeks ago.

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WVSU board moves to create nursing program

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West Virginia State University’s Board of Governors voted Tuesday to ask the state Higher Education Policy Commission to let the school offer nursing bachelor’s degrees, which the school’s president said would be WVSU’s first nursing degrees in a decade.

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National Night Out deemed success

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Local law enforcement, first responders, and members of the community came together at the Lewis County Park on Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, for Weston’s third National Night Out celebration.

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New health major offered at PSC this fall

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If you’re searching for a unique career that blends three areas of interest — healthcare, technology and business management — then earning a degree in health informatics and information management may be for you.

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ODs in Cabell remain steady

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Cabell County's overdose totals remained steady through July at 106 reported overdoses in the past month, according to records logged by Cabell County EMS.

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Suboxone may be safer for women in pregnancy

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In a recent study examining the safety of addiction treatment medications, West Virginia University faculty found that Suboxone may be safer for pregnant women and their babies than methadone or Subutex.

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Agritherapy for veterans coming to Huntington

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The Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center will devise and pilot a new program to provide military veterans with agricultural training, aided by a $400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs' Office of Rural Health.

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Beckley VA to host Mental Health Summit

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The Beckley VA Medical Center will host a Mental Health Summit highlighting recent advances in improving veterans' care. The summit will take place at the National Mine Health & Safety Academy from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9.

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute garnering national attention for work in artificial intelligence in diagnostic cardiology

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Recent editorials written by Partho Sengupta, M.D., chief of Cardiology and chair of the Center of Innovation, and Sirish Shrestha, M.Sc., biostatistician and machine learning research scientist, at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute provide framework regarding the use of artificial intelligence for precise and early detection of cardiac disease.

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Botox for Migraines - WVU Medicine Health Report

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More than 36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. They can be debilitating, costing about $20 billion a year in medical expenses and lost productivity. In this WVU Medicine Health Report, Dr. John Phillips explains why Botox is becoming a more common treatment for chronic migraine and how Dr. Umer Najib at the WVU Headache Center helped a patient live a pain free life after treatment.

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Leftover Opioids? Most Older Adults Hang On to Them

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Nearly a third of older Americans filled a prescription for an opioid during the past 2 years, and many of them did not receive sufficient counseling on the risks of taking opioids, how to reduce their use, when to switch to a nonopioid pain reliever, or what to do with leftover pills, according to a new poll.

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Nightingale Awards recognizing area nurses

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The Future of Nursing West Virginia (FONWV) Action Coalition announces the inaugural 40 over 40 Nightingale Awards, recognizing 40 nurses who dedicated over 40 years of exemplary nursing service in practice, education, leadership and mentoring, according to a press release from United Hospital Center.

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How opioids reshape your brain

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None of us has the brain we were born with. Brains grow and adapt. This process, called neuroplasticity, doesn’t end when you step out of the classroom. Even habits — reaching for cookies when stressed out, keeping your head down during staff meetings — cut “trails” in the brain throughout life that can be hard to overcome.

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West Virginia University selected as first site to launch an innovative clinical trial for Alzheimer’s

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West Virginia University (WVU) has been selected as the first site for an innovative clinical trial to treat Alzheimer’s disease. Ali Rezai, M.D., director of the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, will lead the initiative in collaboration with INSIGHTEC, an Israel-based medical technology company who received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin the clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat Alzheimer’s.

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U.S. "most dangerous" place to give birth in developed world, USA Today investigation finds

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A USA Today investigation finds the United States is the "most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world." Every year in the U.S., more than 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth and 700 die. USA Today's investigation, "Deadly Deliveries," claims women are dying and suffering life-altering injuries during childbirth because hospitals are not following long-known safety measures.

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St. Mary's honored for stroke care procedures

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For the eighth year in a row, the Regional Stroke Center at St. Mary's Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.

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Walk-in vaccination clinics offered for back-to-school kids

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Students entering school for the 2018-19 school year are required to have up-to-date vaccinations in most cases before they will be allowed to attend classes. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Putnam County Health Department are offering walk-in vaccination clinics at the health departments.

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MU gets federal funds for suicide education

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West Virginia's congressional delegation announced Monday that Marshall University received a grant of $102,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services so that it can offer improved mental health services for its students and help to promote the importance of mental health and wellness.

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Mobile lung cancer screening program to assist in early detection

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The WVU Cancer Institute is applying for a Certificate of Need with the West Virginia Health Care Authority for a mobile lung cancer screening program, which will be called LUCAS. This program would increase access to screening for patients in rural areas and address the growing demand for cancer services in the state.

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Camp Catch Your Breath kicks off

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Camp Catch Your Breath (CCYB) is a week-long program held at West Virginia University's Jackson Mill where campers ages eight to thirteen participate in your usual summer camp activities like arts and crafts, games, and swimming.

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W.Va. Nurse Fights Opioid Epidemic Through Harm Reduction

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Across West Virginia, people are fighting back against the opioid epidemic and pushing the message of recovery. Some of these people run harm reduction clinics – which sometimes include needle exchanges. We meet a nurse in the Eastern Panhandle who runs one of these programs.

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CHH awarded for heart attack protocol

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Cabell Huntington Hospital has been awarded the Mission: Lifeline NSTEMI Bronze Quality Achievement Award for creating quality improvement measures for treating heart attacks as outlined by the American Heart Association.

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Health Alert: Whole grains

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Welcome back to Health Alert! Tonight, we will discuss healthy eating. The next time your kids want a snack, try looking to whole grains. They are not only nutritious, but delicious!

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Study: 1 in 5 WV young adults not working

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One in five of West Virginia's 18- to 24-year-olds are neither in school, employed nor have a degree beyond high school, according to a new report by WalletHub, a personal finance platform that ranks states on different social matters through number of demographic metrics.

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State grant to fund QRT for overdose victims in Wood County

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Officials in Wood County hope a quarter Million dollar grant from the state Department of Health and Human Resources will help cut into the region’s opioid problems. The one year stream of funding is aimed at putting together a Quick Response Team, similar to those now in place in Huntington and other locations, to follow up with overdose victims.

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Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

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If you're in the hospital or a doctor's office with a painful problem, you'll likely be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 – with 0 meaning no pain at all and 10 indicating the worst pain you can imagine. But many doctors and nurses say this rating system isn't working and they're trying a new approach.

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Experts: Foot care vital for diabetics

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Whether they have been diagnosed or not, diabetes is affecting thousands of people in North Central West Virginia, said Patti Cook, registered nurse and diabetes education coordinator at United Hospital Center.

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Walk with a Doc offers steps toward a healthier lifestyle

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Dana DeJarnett, health promotion coordinator for the Wellness Center at Berkeley Medical Center said this event was created to allow individuals to “make a connection with a doctor and get people out exercising and walking in a more comfortable environment.”

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Public hep A forum set for Thursday

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In response to the ongoing hepatitis outbreak, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 703 7th Ave. in Huntington.

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Opioid forum coming to Marshall next weekend

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The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy will present a public forum for understanding the opioid crisis and policy practices to address its many complications on Saturday, July 28, at Marshall University's Memorial Student Center.

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New Nursing Care Center in Wheeling Named for Bishop Bransfield

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Private rooms for every patient, welcoming gardens and a spectacular mountaintop view are just some of the amenities awaiting residents and visitors at the new Bishop Michael J. Bransfield Continuous Care Center of Wheeling Hospital. The new facility was unveiled Saturday afternoon. The bishop presided at the blessing and dedication ceremony attended by about 100 invited guests.

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Cabell County hepatitis A cases hit triple digits

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Cabell County's number of confirmed hepatitis A cases rose by 21 percent this week to 114 - up from 94 the previous week and nearly tripling from 44 cases four weeks ago, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

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Summer brings risk of mosquito-borne illness

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"West Virginia is a historically low-incident mosquito-borne (illness) busy state," said Miguella Mark-Carew, director of epidemiology and prevention services for the state Department of Health and Human Resources. "We do have endemic diseases like West Nile virus and La Crosse encephalitis that we get a handful of cases every year."

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Ticks that carry Lyme disease are spreading fast

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Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure. Citizen scientists found ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, a new study reports.

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Public Hep A forum planned Thursday

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In response to the ongoing hepatitis outbreak, the Cabell-Huntington Health Department will host a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 703 7th Ave. in Huntington.

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Highmark announces new drug contract

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Highmark has announced a new contract for a drug for patients with diabetes. To address high prescription drug costs, Highmark announced an outcomes-based contract with Boehringer Ingelheim for Jardiance (empagliflozin), an oral medicine to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes and to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in adults with type 2 diabetes who have cardiovascular disease.

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Born at 22 weeks, preemie survivor is heading home

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A five-and-a-half-month miracle in the making saw the sunlight for the first time in his young life Wednesday. Xavier Workman — born more than four months premature — was finally released from Cabell Huntington Hospital on Wednesday, nearly 170 days after birth.

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Editorial: Poverty affects children across the state

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West Virginia is home to an array of demographics, despite what outside perception may suggest. There are areas of booming business and industry, educational hubs and small rural communities. An issue affecting all corners of this diverse state is poverty - specifically children in poverty and how it impacts their well-being.

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American Medical Organizations Denounce US Breastfeeding Stance

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Leading medical organizations have this week criticized the stance taken by the US government at a United Nations (UN) health assembly earlier this year, whereby it tried to defeat a resolution calling on all world governments to "protect, promote, and support breastfeeding" and to limit misleading marketing of formula milk.

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WMC seeing a baby boom

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Weirton Medical Center is seeing a baby boom with a recent surge in deliveries. Obstetricians at WMC are delivering babies in greater numbers at the hospital than they’ve seen in decades. Deliveries in June were twice the average delivered before 2012.

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Challenges and opportunities of the opioid crisis detailed at WVU event

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During a presentation at West Virginia University Wednesday afternoon, researcher and author Henry Brownstein said the nation’s opioid epidemic has dynamics that make it very different from past drug trends. But, he added, new ways of tackling this drug crisis could avoid problems created by responses to previous ones.

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UHC thanks Kuhn for donation

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People’s Hospice, a department of United Hospital Center, received a check for $276,432.34 from the estate of Gleason T. Kuhn, according to a press release from UHC.

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Why breastfeeding is the "gold standard" for babies' health

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pushing back against a New York Times report that the Trump administration tried to block an effort from the United Nations to promote breastfeeding. The Times reported that the U.S. wanted to remove language in a resolution that called on governments worldwide to protect, promote, and support breastfeeding.

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National Cancer Control Plan in US: 'Blueprint' From ACS

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) has undertaken a major initiative to refocus nationwide efforts for cancer control in the decades ahead, which it describes as "a blueprint toward the control of cancer and a mortality reduction goal for the year 2035."

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WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center earns Gold Seal of Approval

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WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its total hip and knee replacement surgery programs, demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease specific care.

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Hepatitis A cases still rising in Cabell County

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Cabell County's number of confirmed hepatitis A cases rose by 29 percent this week to 94 - up from 73 last week and more than doubling from 44 cases two weeks ago, according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

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Dr. Doug Brooks happy to be back home

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“Why did you move back from Tampa and Charlotte to this place?” This was the question Dr. Doug Brooks was often asked when he first returned to his hometown of Parkersburg in June 2017 to practice family medicine with WVU Medicine-Camden Clark Medical Center.

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St. Mary's offering free grief course

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St. Mary's Department of Spiritual Care and Mission and St.Mary's Mental Health Counseling will present "Navigating Grief," a free course for anyone who has experienced a loss. The four-week course begins on Monday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Regional Heart Institute Room 204.

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Travel tips: How to stay healthy on vacation

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Warmer, longer days are here, and with the approach of summer many of us are looking forward to travel plans. Get the most out of your vacation with these health tips from WVU Medicine primary care provider Mollie Cecil, MD.

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73 hepatitis A cases confirmed in Cabell

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Cabell County's number of confirmed hepatitis A cases rose by 40 percent this week to 73 confirmed cases - up from 44 last week and 36 two weeks ago - according to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

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WVU researcher pursues updated vaccine against whooping cough

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Before the whooping-cough vaccine came into widespread use in the 1940s, about 9,000 American children died from the infection each year. Today, thanks to the vaccine's efficacy, reported cases of whooping cough have dramatically declined and fatalities have dropped to up to 20 children each year.

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Know the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

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This June, during Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month, join the Alzheimer's Association to help raise awareness of this devastating disease. You can start by learning and sharing the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's disease.

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RMHC of Southern WV announces Happy Wheels program

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The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern West Virginia, in partnership with CAMC Women & Children’s Hospital, is launching a new program called the “Happy Wheels Hospitality Cart,” aimed at providing comfort items such as toiletries, drinks, snacks, books and age-appropriate toys to patients, their families and hospital visitors.

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HealthNet unveils new $6 million helicopter

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Economic growth typically generates more people, and with that expanded population comes a greater call for emergency medical services to transport patients in the shortest amount of time possible.

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Self-refer: Lung cancer screening

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Did you know that there are more deaths from lung cancer than breast, prostate, and colon cancers combined? Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the US. Cigarette smoking is the most frequent cause. If you’re a current or former heavy smoker, you may benefit from a yearly low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan.

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Poliovirus is used to help fight deadly brain tumors

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One of the world's most dreaded viruses has been turned into a treatment to fight deadly brain tumors. Survival was better than expected for patients in a small study who were given genetically modified poliovirus, which helped their bodies attack the cancer, doctors report.

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Dr. Short to present hernia seminar Thursday

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If, when you think of a hernia, it brings to mind a condition only your father or grandfather needed to be concerned with, you’re not alone. There are many misconceptions about hernias, and the failure to seek a proper diagnosis can lead to unnecessary suffering and risk of complications.

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Summer skin care tips from a dermatologist

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It’s summer – finally! You’re outside more often, facing the heat, humidity, chlorine at the pool, or salt water at the beach. And you want your skin to look its best. What steps should you take? WVU Medicine dermatologist Erica Ghareeb, MD, tells you how to reduce the toll that summer exposures can have on your skin.

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Questions and answers about hepatitis A

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Since March, about 300 people in West Virginia have been diagnosed with hepatitis A, and one West Virginian has died from it. West Virginia’s cases have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of the illness.

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Kids' exposure to addiction drug rose 215% in three years, study says

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More than 11,200 calls concerning children's exposure to buprenorphine, an opioid medication used to treat opioid use disorder, were made to US poison control centers from 2007 to 2016, a new study found. Eighty-six percent of the exposures were in children below the age of 6; 89% of the exposures were unintentional.

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Join the movement to end Alzheimer's

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June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month and the Alzheimer's Association needs you to get involved and raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer's, a disease that is often misunderstood.

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Obesity rates surging in rural America

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Country folk are being hit harder by the U.S. obesity epidemic than city dwellers, two new government studies show. Nearly 40 percent of rural American men and almost half of rural women are now statistically obese, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported Tuesday.

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Residents respond to new needle exchange program

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More than 60 community members gathered in the public safety complex Tuesday evening for the Upshur-Buckhannon Health Department’s educational presentation concerning a recently implemented harm reduction program.

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Menopause: Cool insight into hot flashes and mood swings

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Menopause is a part of every woman’s life, but treatment methods may vary based on your personal and family history, and desired comfort level. Roberta Renzelli-Cain, DO, is a board-certified WVU Medicine obstetrician and gynecologist and a certified menopause physician. In this article, Dr. Renzelli-Cain discusses menopausal symptoms, and provides tips to cope with hot flashes and mood swings.

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Red meat allergy may be linked to heart disease

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High saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease, but a team of researchers are suggesting a red meat allergy may make some people more susceptible to buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart.

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Facility opening pushed back

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The CEO of Highlands at Sugar Grove announced that the former Navy Base, now a residential drug rehab center, will delay opening from July to October until the dormitory can be brought up to regulatory standards.

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US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

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A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory.

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Tri-State restaurants to donate sales to Hoops Children's Hospital

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Restaurants across the Tri-State will donate a portion of their proceeds to the Hoops Family Children's Hospital on Tuesday, June 19, during the "Hungry for Hoops" fundraiser. A minimum of 10 percent sales will be given to the children's hospital, located within Cabell Huntington Hospital.

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Weight-loss surgery: 6 myths debunked

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Have you tried multiple diet and exercise programs without success? Is your weight significantly affecting your health? If you are more than 100 pounds above your ideal weight, bariatric (weight-loss) surgery may be a good option for you. Lawrence Tabone, MD, director of Metabolic and Weight-Loss Surgery at WVU Medicine, gives you the facts about this life-changing procedure.

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National marijuana summit may head to Charleston

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While President Donald Trump and the nation's U.S. attorney give conflicting signals about marijuana use, a federal official in West Virginia hopes to have an "honest conversation" about the controversial drug at a national marijuana summit in Charleston this fall.

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CDC: Suicide rates rising across the US

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On average, one West Virginian dies by suicide every 24 hours — now a top-10 cause of death in the state overall and the second leading cause of death for teens and young adults aged 15 to 35.

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DMC offers no cost visit for uninsured

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Davis Medical Center is offering no-cost physician office visits from 1 to 5 p.m. July 10 at the DMC outpatient family practice clinic. Appointments are necessary and can be scheduled by calling 304-637-3894.

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Surgeons honored by Surgery Review Corp.

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Cabell Huntington Hospital has been recognized by the Surgery Review Corporation as a Center for Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, according to hospital release. Cabell Huntington is the only hospital in West Virginia to earn the recognition, which is established to improve patient experiences and increase the availability to minimally invasive gynecologic procedures.

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Could your child have scoliosis? 5 things parents should keep in mind

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Does your child have a spinal curve in the shape of an S or C or other posture problems? If so, it could be an abnormal curvature of the spine called scoliosis that usually begins around puberty. Make sure your child is seeing a doctor regularly, and scoliosis can be diagnosed and monitored early. WVU Medicine Children’s pediatric orthopaedic surgeon John Lubicky, MD, highlights what you need to know about this spinal condition, treatment, and diagnosis.

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W.Va. Alzheimer’s group shares tips

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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer’s Association together with advocates in the early stages of the disease are encouraging families to talk about memory and cognition concerns sooner. Early diagnosis offers many benefits, including access to more effective medical and lifestyle interventions and the ability for the person with Alzheimer’s to take an active role in planning with family members for the future.

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Managing Cancer Pain in the Era of an Opioid Crisis

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Opioids are commonly used to treat pain in patients with cancer, especially in those with advanced disease. But in the era of the opioid epidemic and crisis, there are growing questions and concerns over how to appropriately manage cancer-related pain and avoid misuse and overuse of these agents.

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Will medical marijuana replace opioids in war on cancer?

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President Trump recently told reporters he will likely support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, which could finally help cut through the red tape blocking scientists from conducting large-scale trials on the benefits of medical marijuana in cancer patients.

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U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

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The number of people dying by suicide in the United States has risen by about 30 percent in the past two decades. And while the majority of suicide-related deaths today are among boys and men, a study published Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics finds that the number of girls and women taking their own lives is rising.

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Butler recognized with award

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Garrett Butler, MD, Davis Medical Center physician, was recently recognized by the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for his outstanding guidance and mentoring of medical students.

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Reed receives Broaddus Hospital Scholarship

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A Philip Barbour High School Senior is receiving some help with pursuing her career goal in radiation oncology. Sarah D. Reed, daughter of Anthony and Stephanie Reed of Moatsville, was awarded the Broaddus Hospital Scholarship for $1,200 through the Barbour County Community Foundation.

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Adopt healthier habits for Men’s Health Month

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The statistics surrounding men’s health can be daunting. On average, men live five years fewer than women. They also have a higher death rate for most of the leading causes of death, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and suicide. One in two men will develop cancer in their lifetimes.

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Area nurses receive awards

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Nurses from Wheeling Hospital and its affiliates — Belmont Community Hospital, Harrison Community Hospital and Bishop Joseph H. Hodges Continuous Care Center — were honored recently with nurse excellence awards.

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WVU Heart and Vascular Institute garnering national attention for work in artificial intelligence in diagnostic cardiology

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Recent editorials written by Partho Sengupta, M.D., chief of Cardiology and chair of the Center of Innovation, and Sirish Shrestha, M.Sc., biostatistician and machine learning research scientist, at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute provide framework regarding the use of artificial intelligence for precise and early detection of cardiac disease.

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Blood test might help predict both preterm and healthy delivery dates

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For most women, one of the most stressful parts of giving birth is not knowing when it’s going to happen. Roughly 15 million pregnant women face life-threatening spontaneous preterm birth every year. And doctors don’t really understand why some pregnancies — nearly 10 percent of all U.S. births — end suddenly, weeks or even months before they should.

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Researchers say they're on the verge of creating a revolutionary, non-addictive painkiller

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Researchers in Massachusetts believe they may be on the brink of creating a revolutionary non-addictive painkiller. Developed by Blue Therapeutics, Blue-181 could be a big step forward in dealing with the growing opioid crisis. The team there said it wanted to make a drug that is a total replacement for the opioids currently on the market – something that people could safely stop using without the possible dangerous side effects.

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Berkeley Medical moves ahead with wellness center

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Berkeley Medical Center is moving forward with plans to build a $12-15 million wellness center to be located on a 76-acre piece of property next to BMC’s main campus on Tavern Road, according to BMC President Anthony Zelenka, who spoke at the Martinsburg Rotary Club meeting Thursday.

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Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression

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Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and depression. It finds that resistance exercise often substantially reduces people’s gloom, no matter how melancholy they feel at first, or how often — or seldom — they actually get to the gym and lift.

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Cabell OD totals increase in May

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Cabell County's overdose totals increased to 112 in May after steadily declining in seven of the prior eight months dating back to September 2017, according to records logged by Cabell County EMS.

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CAMC see positives of utilizing telemedicine

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Health care officials say telemedicine services at Charleston Area Medical Center are increasing and providing people the opportunity to receive medical attention without having to leave their hometowns.

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Drug Prevention Summit set for June 5 at MU

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The 12th annual Drug Prevention Summit will again facilitate public comment about the nation's opioid epidemic as it returns to Marshall University from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, hosted by the Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership.

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Mon County Commission discusses new county-wide EMS protocol

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The initial phase of a new county-wide protocol pertaining to how EMS units are dispatched was laid out Wednesday afternoon as the Monongalia County Commission hosted a press conference with representatives from the four ambulance services operating in the county.

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WVU hosts Opioid Grant Workshop

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Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., brought federal substance abuse agency representatives to Morgantown on Wednesday to offer tips on applying for competitive federal substance abuse grants.

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WVU research shows risk factors for chronic opioid therapy

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New research suggests there are four factors that increase the odds a patient will wind up on chronic opioid therapy — the opioid’s duration of action, types of parent opioid compounds, a patient’s history of drug-use disorder and a patient’s medical conditions associated with pain.

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Researchers find most vitamins and minerals don't lower risk of heart disease

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We certainly like buying them. In the United States in 2012, it was estimated that 52 percent of the population was taking supplements, 31 percent were taking multivitamins, 19 percent were taking vitamin D, 14 percent were taking calcium and 12 percent were taking vitamin C. Clearly, we think they’re good for us. But are they?

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Surgeons honored by Surgery Review Corp.

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Cabell Huntington Hospital has been recognized by the Surgery Review Corporation as a Center for Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, according to hospital release. Cabell Huntington is the only hospital in West Virginia to earn the recognition, which is established to improve patient experiences and increase the availability to minimally invasive gynecologic procedures.

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Effort underway to ban trans fats worldwide

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Trans fats could disappear from a lot of your favorite foods, if the World Health Organization gets its way. The organization launched a new initiative in hopes of helping countries kick the trans fat habit.

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Kanawha County vaccination clinic draws hundreds

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More than 500 people attended a mass hepatitis A vaccination clinic held Friday by the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department - the first of three planned events aimed at restaurant and food service employees in Kanawha and Putnam counties.

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CDC warns of swimming-related illness

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about the dangers of bacteria, parasites and viruses that can be picked up in pools, waterparks and natural bodies of water.

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AAP Favors Flu Shot Over Nasal Spray Vaccine

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The inactivated influenza vaccine provides superior protection against influenza infection compared with the nasal spray vaccine and should be the first choice for immunization during the upcoming 2018-2019 flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said in a statement this week.

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Money helps smokers quit better than e-cigarettes, study finds

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It's a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit.

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AHA Advisory Recommends Fish Twice Weekly for CV Health

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In an updated scientific advisory, the American Heart Association (AHA) reaffirms advice that adults consume fish two times per week to help reduce the risk for congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, sudden cardiac arrest, and ischemic stroke.

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What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)

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You are probably familiar with the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and olive oil. The diet has been associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes, as well as a reduced risk of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

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E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

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It's a big question for smokers and policymakers alike: Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit.

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Lung cancer rates in young women raise concerns

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Lung cancer rates have been historically higher among men than women, but new research reveals that trend has flipped in younger Americans. Over the past two decades, while lung cancer rates have generally gone down, women ages 30 to 54 have seen less of a benefit.

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Routine DNA Screening Moves Into Primary Care

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If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer is yes. But typically such information has not been a part of routine primary care.

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WVU School of Nursing creates new scholarships for nursing students

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As the vice president of health promotion and wellness and dean of the WVU School of Nursing, Tara Hulsey, Ph.D., understands the need for qualified nurses in West Virginia. She is taking her passion for nursing and education one step further by providing $25,000 for WVU nursing scholarships.

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Editorial: The dangers of fentanyl

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Fentanyl is a name you hear constantly in the news these days. It is a very powerful pain reliever used with cancer patients and others suffering from severe pain.

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Breath test can save money and catch cancer early

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The only way to test for symptoms of stomach or esophageal cancer is to undergo an upper endoscopy, a test that can be invasive, cost thousands of dollars and has a small percentage of success in actually finding a tumor.

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Davis Medical to host health event for seniors

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Davis Medical Center will host a Senior Health event June 6 at the Family Practice area of DMC in Elkins. This free event will provide valuable health screenings and a better understanding of key issues specific to senior health.

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‘We come from crafty people’

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“We’re like Sophia and Dorothy from ‘The Golden Girls!’” Suzanne Stewart said, laughing. “Well, just look at us, Mom is short like Sophia, and I’m tall like Dorothy.”

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DHHR to fund alternate opioid treatment program

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources will be funding local groups to help them develop an opioid abuse program that directs victims to community medical and health services, rather than routing them through the courts.

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Nonopioid drug approved by FDA for opioid withdrawal symptons

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Federal regulators on Wednesday approved the first nonopioid treatment to ease withdrawal from quitting addictive opioids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration expedited approval of Lucemyra to help combat the U.S. opioid epidemic. Two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2016 involved opioids, mostly fentanyl, heroin and prescription painkillers.

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WVU launches minor in addiction studies to combat nation's opioid crisis

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In the face of the national opioid epidemic, the West Virginia University College of Education and Human Services will launch its minor in addiction studies beginning in the fall of 2018. The minor, open to undergraduate students in all academic disciplines, will provide students with a broad-based view of addiction theories, assessment and treatment to prepare them for employment in substance use disorder treatment and related settings.

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AP-NORC Poll: Young adults feel stress of long-term care

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Most young adults haven't given much thought to their own needs as they get older, but a significant number are already providing long-term care for older loved ones, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

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HUD chief compliments WV's opioid fight

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After touring three of the region's drug rehabilitation facilities on Monday, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson said West Virginia has "excellent examples" of solutions to the nation's opioid crisis.

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Which states have the biggest drug problems?

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As the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc on communities across the country, new data looks at where drug abuse is most pronounced and which geographic areas in the United States are most at risk.

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Volunteer Hospital Chaplains sought

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Spiritual Care Services at WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center is a ministry of healing that provides emotional and spiritual support to patients, their families, hospital staff and volunteers.

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Most experts agree: Walking is good exercise

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We humans need to exercise in order to stay healthy. Exercise protects against disease and early death, and keeps us mobile and able to perform daily tasks.https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/health/walking-exercise-partner/index.html

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How depressed is your state?

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Major depression is on the rise among Americans and certain groups and parts of the country have been hit harder than others, according to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield of America.

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Maternity care earns recognition

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The birth of a child is one of the happiest times for parents, and during 2017 more than 300 babies were delivered at Davis Medical Center Family Birthing Center.

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Vascular Center Work Continues

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With abundant sunshine Wednesday and warmer weather in the area, work crews continue to construct the Mon Health Heart and Vascular Center, next to Go-Mart along Railroad Avenue in Elkins.

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How Can We Stop New Mothers From Dying?

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In 1982, the rate of maternal mortality in the United States was falling so rapidly (by 8.6% annually since 1935) that it seemed set to reach an irreducible minimum before the end of the century.

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HPV vaccines prevent cervical cancer, global review confirms

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The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the women are vaccinated between the ages of 15 and 26, a new Cochrane Report finds.

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Opioid addiction in U.S.: 7 in 10 say it's a very serious problem

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Seventy-one percent of Americans say the issue of opioid addiction is a very serious problem for the country, and most feel the federal government should be doing more to address it. Majorities across political lines and age and income levels (71 percent) call the issue very serious.

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Leapfrog Group gives Mon Health an ‘A’

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Mon Health Medical Center recently received an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit healthcare ratings organization, for its commitment to meeting the highest patient safety standards in the U.S.

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Health Alert: Using robots to sterilize rooms at UHC

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Operating rooms are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show these rooms remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens that can cause Surgical Site Infections, even after these suites have been cleaned using traditional methods.

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Wheeling Hospital Holds Ethics Discussion

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Fielding questions during a recent showing at Wheeling Hospital of “My Name is Bill W.” are co-moderators Dr. Valerie Satkoske, director of ethics at the hospital, and Dr. E. Phillips Polack, chairman of the hospital’s Committee on Ethics.

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Greenbrier to receive 1,008 Narcan doses

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Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) and the Greenbrier County Health Department will receive 1,008 dosage units of the life-saving drug Narcan® (naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray 4mg, as a donation from Cardinal Health to support the agencies’ efforts to respond to opioid overdoses in Greenbrier County.

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Weston ENT to host open house

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The staff of Weston Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) and Audiology are inviting the public to help them celebrate 10 years in practice with an open house and cookout, from 4-6 p.m., on Wednesday, May 2, at their office located in the Market Place Shopping Center.

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WVU Medicine's Metabolic and Weight-Loss Surgery

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Those looking to drastically lose weight but have already tried other methods without success have another option available to them in the form of WVU Medicine Metabolic and Weight-Loss Surgery at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital.

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Illnesses from ticks, mosquitoes, flea bites have tripled in recent years, CDC says

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The number of illnesses caused by mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled in the United States over the last 13 years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the report, more than 640,000 cases were reported across the country from 2004 through 2016, though officials say the actual number of illnesses is likely much higher.

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Narcan's a lifesaver, but is it being relied upon too much?

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Pat Cornell, a paramedic in Monongalia County, says he responded to about 10 overdose calls in one recent weekend. He was very shaken by one particular episode, the overdose of an 18-year-old student who reminded him of his own daughter. Using naloxone, sold under the brand name Narcan, a drug that can reverse overdoses, Cornell and his crew were able to save her and the other patients' lives.

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Lily's Place receives Pfizer grant

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Lily's Place is the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the Pfizer Foundation to increase rehabilitation services for mothers with substance use disorders and their prenatally exposed infants.

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Our youth, our future: Allison Cree

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It's no secret: going to the hospital is no walk in the park. And kids especially, sitting in a hospital bed can be scary, boring, and usually means lots of time away from friends and family.

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DHHR awards funds for fast response opioid project

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources has provided funding for a new opioid addiction treatment approach that provides immediate hands-on counseling services to addicts seeking emergency room treatment, officials said Wednesday.

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AHA Rescinds Large Sections of New Stroke Guidelines

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In a somewhat bizarre turn of events, the American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) has rescinded its recently released stroke guidelines, publishing a "correction" in which large parts of the document have been deleted.

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