Healthy Berkeley Challenge announced

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Healthy Berkeley: It’s Up to Us, a community collaborative that was formed to improve the health and well-being of the citizens of Berkeley County, is sponsoring a challenge for all ages and abilities.

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COVID-19 testing event to target teens, young adults

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Marion County residents, especially younger members of the African-American community, a group that is being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 crisis, are encouraged to participate in free, quick, drive-thru coronavirus testing this weekend.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's expands across state

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Neighborhoods, trails and parks will be the site of this year’s 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s as the new Walk experience allows participants to walk everywhere to show support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Six WVU Medicine hospitals recognized by U.S. News & World Report

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Six WVU Medicine hospitals – four member hospitals and two managed hospitals – have been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2020-21. This year’s rankings also include the WVU Medicine Urology Program’s fourth consecutive national ranking, and WVU Medicine J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital’s designation as the number one hospital in the state.

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Safety in the sun

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According to United Hospital Center’s Vice President of Oncology and Post-acute Care Linda Carte, RN, MSN, AOCN, “Before you go outdoors you should remember to apply sunscreen.

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COVID Testing at Coliseum

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West Virginia University on Monday began testing 7,200 employees for COVID-19 who are expected to be on the Morgantown campus when fall semester begins in less than a month.

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Course prepares more than 150 volunteers to assist in contact tracing

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More than 150 volunteers from throughout West Virginia have now completed Contact Tracing and Pandemic Response, a training developed by the West Virginia University School of Public Health and the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. Senators Manchin, Capito announce nearly $2 million for maternal, child health services in West Virginia

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U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $1,910,421 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for maternal and child health services in West Virginia through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and for research for mothers and children at West Virginia University (WVU).

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Marion Delegates tour Fairmont Medical Center

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Marion County’s three representatives in the West Virginia House of Delegates toured the newly reopened WVU Medicine-owned Fairmont Medical Center Tuesday afternoon, thankful to have a hospital back in the area after three months.

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United Way, AEP Foundation distribute masks in central WV

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After distributing about 1,000 cloth face masks sewn by volunteers during the early weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, the United Way of Central West Virginia on Monday handed out hundreds of free paper masks at a drive-thru dispensary set up in the Charleston-based nonprofit’s parking lot.

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Hampshire County Health Department drive-thru testing

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The Hampshire County Health Department will have a drive-thru testing site open Tuesday, July 14th from 9am-11am for Hampshire County residents who have returned from traveling out of state, particularly popular vacation destinations.

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COVID-19 triage center comes at right time

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It would seem the coronavirus crisis is going to be with us for a while, so it is welcome and timely news that WVU’s Fairmont Medical Center has received $10 million in CARES Act funding to start up a COVID-19 triage center.

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WVU Medicine continues testing

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WVU Medicine continues to offer COVID-19 testing at its outpatient center at University Town Centre. The testing at this location is not free; a provider’s order is required to be tested.

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EMT Training

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Access to trained emergency response personnel, particularly in West Virginia where rural areas are abundant, can be a matter of life and death.

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Mon Health gets shot at trial

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Boston Scientific, developer of the innovative WATCHMAN device that reduces the risk of stroke for atrial fibrillation (AFib) patients, has nominated Mon Health Medical Center to participate in another national clinical trial.

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W.Va. governor makes facial coverings mandatory

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In a move to slow down the growing number of positive Covid-19 cases in the state, Gov. Jim Justice has ordered the mandatory wearing of facial coverings in public indoor spaces where social distancing cannot be achieved.

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Fairmont Medical sees patients

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West Virginia University Health System opened Fairmont Medical Center Tuesday morning in what was the former Fairmont Regional Medical Center and hinted it may expand its presence inside the building.

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DHHR completes investigation into COVID-19 case discrepancy

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An investigation, ordered by Gov. Jim Justice last week after the number of active COVID-19 cases in Randolph County were found to be much lower than shown on the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ (DHHR) COVID-19 dashboard, has found that the DHHR electronic case surveillance system was not updated with recovered case data from the local health departments and DHHR did not follow up with local health departments to routinely verify recovered cases of COVID-19.

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WVU to study the impact of opioid prescription duration limits

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse is allocating $221,692 for West Virginia University to support a study entitled “Assessing the Impact of Opioid Prescription Duration Limits,” and will help further WVU’s understanding on factors contributing to the opioid crisis.

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WVU Medicine relaxes visitation rules

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WVU Medicine has begun relaxing the visitation restrictions that were put into place at its hospitals and clinics as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release.

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Free testing for COVID-19 next week

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With support from local health departments and community partners, free COVID-19 testing will be at the following times and locations on June 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 29:

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First eye surgery completed at Mon Health SJMH

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West Virginia’s Premier Eye Care Providers – Regional Eye Associates (REA) – is pleased to announce the completion of the company’s first eye surgery performed in the Weston area at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH).

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CDC posts long-awaited tips for minimizing everyday risk

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Take the stairs, not the elevator, down from your hotel room. Encourage people to bring their own food and drinks to your cookout. Use hand sanitizer after banking at an ATM. Call ahead to restaurants and nail salons to make sure staff are wearing face coverings. And no high-fives — or even elbow bumps — at the gym.

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Free COVID testing in Hancock Friday

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The Washington County Health Department and the Town of Hancock are working together to hold a free, walk-up COVID-19 testing clinic for area residents this Friday, June 12, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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Mon Health only hospital in state to earn HeartCARE honor

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The American College of Cardiology designated Mon Health Medical Center as a HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence in May based upon meeting accreditation criteria, through ongoing performance registry reporting, and by providing comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care.

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COVID-19 testing to be offered in Lewisburg

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As part of the state’s initiative to increase testing of minorities and other vulnerable populations in counties with high minority populations and evidence of COVID-19 transmission, the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs, with support from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and the West Virginia National Guard (WVNG), will be conducting testing at Dorie Miller Park, 2300 Rosewood Avenue, Co Route 32/1, in Lewisburg on Friday and Saturday, June 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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Understanding Community Spread of COVID

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As additional cases of the coronavirus are identified in Randolph County, Davis Medical Center is receiving questions about virus spread in the community. Davis Health System Chief Medical Officer Catherine Chua, DO, FAAFP, FMNM, CPE, explains community spread and steps residents can take to help minimize it.

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Marsh: Masks are Mountain State’s secret weapon

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State Coronavirus Czar Doctor Clay Marsh predicts the second round of battling COVID-19 in West Virginia will be much more difficult than the first round because many are tired and fatigued and want to start doing things they are used to doing.

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Rebuilding America: PVH taking steps toward the future

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The threat of COVID-19 has proven to be one of the most challenging threats to all of us, affecting each of us in different ways. Since March 2020, the way we approach healthcare all over the United States has changed, demanding hospitals to adapt in unexpected ways, all while striving to keep their communities healthy.

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Swabs for COVID-19 testing

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Swabs — which resemble flexible Q-tips — are inserted into the nose and through to the back of the throat where a specimen is collected onto the swab. The swab is removed, placed in a vial with sterile fluid and sent to a laboratory for testing.

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CAMC, Mon Health partner for clinical affiliation

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The Charleston Area Medical Center and Mon Health System have signed a clinical affiliation agreement that promotes collaboration to address West Virginia’s high rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and opioid abuse.

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Raleigh General eases visitor restrictions

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Raleigh General Hospital has announced that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities.

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Encompass Health hosts family and friends drive-through parade

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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital, at 1160 Van Voorhis Road, hosts family and friends drive-through parades throughout the day Friday. Attendants directed traffic. Participants were encouraged to make signs for loved ones. Parade members hold signs out of their car windows to show support.

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W.Va. Guard continues assistance with COVID-19 testing lanes

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Today, members of the West Virginia National Guard are continuing to provide support in Cabell, Kanawha, Marion and Monongalia Counties for high-density population COVID-19 testing, in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs and the local health departments.

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Free COVID-19 TESTING

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Hawse Health Center with facilities in Baker, Mathias, Moorefield and Petersburg would like to announce that they will be performing FREE COVID-19 testing at each of our clinic sites as well as an additional site in Romney, WV on SATURDAY, JUNE 13th FROM 10am - 4pm. The testing sites are open to the general public.

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Move-in approved for WVU Hospitals project in Fairmont

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WVU Hospitals said Wednesday it received a Certificate of Need from the West Virginia Health Care Authority to move into a portion of the vacated Fairmont Regional Medical Center and to construct a 25-bed hospital next to its Urgent Care facility at the Gateway Connector.

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CDC releases detailed reopening guidance

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has quietly released detailed reopening guidance for schools, child-care facilities, restaurants and mass transit systems as states have already started reopening businesses over the past few weeks.

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St. Mary’s Medical Center to acquire HIMG

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St. Mary’s Medical Center has reached an agreement to purchase the assets of Huntington Internal Medicine Group, the area’s largest physician group practice, the two entities announced Tuesday.

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WVU Medicine hosts Park and Pray event

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People in the vehicles in front of J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital were doing more than driving Wednesday evening as they participated in a Park and Pray event to honor front-line workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mon Health SJMH opens Heart and Vascular Office

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Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital has opened the Stonewall Heart and Vascular Office at Physician Office Building #2. Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Mohit Srivastava, and Cardiologist, Dr. Paul Alappat, will practice at this location.

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Montgomery drive-through COVID-19 testing

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With assistance from affiliated emergency response agencies, the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department conducted drive-through COVID-19 testing on Monday, May 11, near Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montgomery.

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St. Joseph’s Hospital provides safe care right at home

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St. Joseph’s Hospital has implemented enhanced safety procedures throughout its physician clinics, outpatient services and surgery suites to help protect and reassure patients whose healthcare may have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rural hospitals in state to get help

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West Virginia hospitals, especially those in rural areas, will receive $159.6 million in emergency funds, part of the distribution of $100 billion provider relief fund included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.

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Raleigh General resumes surgeries

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Raleigh General Hospital has started to phase in elective surgeries, in a gradual path that will preserve personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical equipment, in case of a COVID-19 outbreak, Raleigh General CEO Matt Roberts said Monday.

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WVU Medicine looks ahead in dealing with COVID-19

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WVU Medicine’s role as the largest health-care system in the state of West Virginia has taken on new meanings during the COVID-19, or coronavirus, pandemic as leaders work to provide care and protection to the public as the crisis progresses.

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Hero meals offered at McDonald’s through May 5

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In appreciation for the health care workers, police officers, firefighters and paramedics who are committed to health and safety, McDonald’s is offering free “Thank You Meals” now through May 5. All first responders and health care workers can get a free meal as a token of appreciation for their service.

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Davis Health System to expand COVID-19 testing

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Davis Health System is expanding its capability to provide COVID-19 testing for up 64 people each day, a striking increase over the state-allotted number of tests they have had available since their onsite screenings began on March 21.

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Med school gets facelift

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As the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg continues a months-long refurbishing of its front lawn area, city officials are doing their part to spruce up adjacent Lee Street with a repaving project.

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WVSOM cancels graduation ceremony

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The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Class of 2020 won’t get the opportunity to walk across the stage to accept their diplomas or toss their caps in the air to commemorate their four-year milestone of completing medical school.

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New River CTC donates PPE to local medical facilities

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When New River Community and Technical College moved spring classes online in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and staff began looking at the personal protective equipment (PPE) the college had on-hand, which led to the school’s decision to donate it to those working in the medical field to tackle the virus.

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Sheetz to donate nearly five tons of food to hospitals

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Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain Sheetz announced on Wednesday several donations and community support initiatives to help health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and communities struggling with hunger, according to a news release.

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WVU Medicine receives Approval for immunotherapy

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WVU Medicine pediatric and adult allergist and immunologist Brian Peppers received Investigational New Drug approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the experimental treatment of COVID-19 using convalescent donor plasma.

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Kanawha opens up drive-thru COVID-19 testing

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Drive-thru COVID-19 testing that took place Tuesday in Charleston will let 26 Kanawha County residents know in two or three days if the flu-like symptoms they are experiencing are, in fact, infection from the coronavirus or some lesser malady.

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Survey ranks state #1 for COVID-19 response

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It may not have been part of his original plan for the state, but Gov. Jim Justice has fulfilled his campaign promise of taking West Virginia to the #1 spot in surveys, according to a new study on states' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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WVU Foundation, hospital to receive UBS settlement funds

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The West Virginia University Foundation and a hospital will receive more than $600,000 as part of a multistate settlement involving an investigation into the role of Swiss bank UBS in manipulating an interest rate used to price everything from credit cards to mortgages.

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Nursing scholarship application opens for 2020-21 academic year

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The West Virginia Nursing Scholarship Program, which provides awards to Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Registered Nursing (RN), graduate and LPN teaching certificate students in exchange for service in West Virginia, is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 academic year.

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WVU-engineered intubation boxes to help reduce COVID-19 risk to clinicians

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A global pandemic, a worried wife and a campus that, like its home state, is full of connections, were the impetus for protective devices that were created at West Virginia University and are now being used by a variety of health care professionals at WVU Medicine J. W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, according to a release from WVU.

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AB alum uses 3D printer to make protective equipment

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, there are concerns over limited protective gear for Alderson Broaddus University Class of 2007 graduate Doug Jones and his wife Kelly Marie have taken matters into their own hands and are using technology to help.

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https://apnews.com/a08896fa5d530df773a5be061e66873d

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Before stay-at-home orders are lifted, the nation’s public health agencies want to be ready to douse any new sparks of coronavirus infection — a task they say could require tens of thousands more investigators to call people who test positive, track down their contacts and get them into quarantine.

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WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute makes impact on Alzheimer's treatment

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The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute today announced a new study published in partnership with Weill Cornell Medical Center that demonstrates the successful opening of the blood-brain barrier in the hippocampus and entorhinal cortex using focused ultrasound to treat six patients with early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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Doctor asks public to make 3D masks

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A Beckley physician is making face masks for local health care workers on his personal 3-D printer, and he is asking local residents who own one of the high-tech printers to help.

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Jackson County HD answers COVID-19 questions

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In an effort to address common questions regarding COVID-19, the Jackson County Health Department took to social media over the weekend to provide answers while still maintaining the privacy of patients.

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Health providers trim staff, salaries

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Raleigh General Hospital has placed 11 percent of hospital employees on temporary leave, Raleigh General Hospital administrators announced this week, following a trend that is happening in southern West Virginia and around the country, as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the economy.

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WVU partnerships help WVU Medicine community during PPE shortage

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Engineers in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University are using their expertise and equipment in a campus-wide effort to create personal protective equipment to keep up with the needs of health care providers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release.

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CDC provides cloth face mask guidance

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The Centers for Disease Control has now said individual use of cloth face masks, even those made at home, can be helpful in slowing the spread of the highly-contagious coronavirus, which causes the respiratory disease known as COVID-19.

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New River CTC closure extended

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In keeping with the new federal recommendations, New River Community and Technical College President Dr. Bonny Copenhaver announced on Monday that the college has extended the precautionary campus closure through April 30.

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How to make your own face mask

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There's one thing you should know before diving into the conversation around masks: The public should not purchase surgical masks or N95 respirators. Health care workers are facing shortages and need those masks to treat coronavirus patients.

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GVMC opens COVID-19 care unit

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Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea opened a COVID-19 care unit this week, according to the Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force.

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COVID-19 Consumer tips for protecting yourself and Medicare

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Scams related to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, are rapidly increasing as the public health emergency develops. Scammers are targeting older adults and those with serious long-term health conditions who appear to have a higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.

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Local hospitals offer remote appointments

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With the coronavirus pandemic continuing, WVU Medicine outpatient clinics and Marietta Memorial Hospital are offering alternatives to in-person appointments so patients can continue receiving care without risking exposure to the virus.

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Retired WVU doctor honored for work in treating gastrointestinal cancers

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OncLive®, the nation’s leading multimedia resource focused on providing oncology professionals with current and insightful information on patient care, in conjunction with The Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancers, recently honored five individuals with a 2020 Luminary Award in GI Cancers for their commitment to the GI cancer community.

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Sen. Manchin encourages West Virginians to use 2-1-1

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U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) is encouraging West Virginians to utilize the 2-1-1 program operated by United Way of West Virginia. 2-1-1 connects callers with health and human services resources through trained certified specialists.

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Heroes on the frontline

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No matter how bad the COVID-19 pandemic gets, fires will break out, people will commit crimes and others will need immediate medical attention.

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WVU Medicine official offers insight on pregnancy, COVID-19

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions have swirled around how the virus could impact pregnant women and their babies, and doctors at WVU Medicine are aiming to keep women and children as safe as possible while continuing to learn about the new virus.

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Hospitals ban visitors

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Area hospitals are taking measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 respiratory disease, caused by a coronavirus that is highly contagious.

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CDC encourages donating blood if you are well

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In healthcare settings all across the United States, donated blood is a lifesaving, essential part of caring for patients. The need for donated blood is constant, and blood centers are open and in urgent need of donations.

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Wife of first W.Va. COVID-19 case speaks

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When Carolyn Vigil speaks, it’s soft – not just like someone who has a cold, or someone who has the flu, but someone wary of the world around her. Someone looking for answers. Someone eager to educate.

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WVU Medicine deferring all its elective surgeries

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At the urging of the U.S. surgeon general and multiple professional medical societies, WVU Medicine will defer all elective, non-emergent surgeries and gastrointestinal (GI) procedures starting Thursday, March 19, until Friday, May 15.

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What you need to know about the coronavirus

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While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within West Virginia, surrounding states have been affected and health officials here say it’s nearly inevitable — we will see the coronavirus within our state.

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Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care: Half of primary care physicians say medical profession not prepared to meet expected increase in demands

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A new survey of primary care physicians appearing in the Alzheimer’s Association 2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report finds 9 in 10 primary care physicians (87%) expect to see an increase in people living with dementia during the next five years, but half (50%) say the medical profession is not prepared to meet this demand.

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DHHR cautions about phone scam

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has been made aware of a telephone scam that may be targeting its customers.

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Telemedicine: Essential to Stop Community Disease Spread

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As COVID-19 coronavirus encroaches into communities across the U.S., cardiology’s use of telemedicine could set a precedent for what specialties can do with the technology to both protect coronavirus-vulnerable patients and manage comorbidity that arises.

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Flu still more of a threat

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Health officials here are urging residents to take the same precautions for coronavirus that they would for this year’s particularly bad flu season.

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Reynolds Rapid Care Center Opens

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WVU Medicine Reynolds Memorial Hospital opened a Reynolds Rapid Care facility in Benwood on Monday, offering a new option in health care for the community.

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What to know about the coronavirus

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Public health officials, experts and members of Congress this week sounded new alarms about the spread of a coronavirus that broke out in China late last year, after hundreds of cases erupted in Italy, Iran and South Korea in recent days.

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WVU is advancing Mountain State to new levels of success

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A lack of quality health care. A lack of education. And basically a lack of hope.

Those three elements have all been discussed by West Virginia University President Dr. E. Gordon Gee and WVU Medicine Vice President and Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Clay March in past interviews with WV News and The State Journal.

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Preston Memorial Hospital achieves five-star rating

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Hospitals making up Mon Health System have been awarded top ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2020, with Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital receiving a five-star rating, one of three in West Virginia.

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WVU Medicine Berkeley and Jefferson pass MQSA with 100%

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According to WVU Medicine, in order to fight breast cancer, one of the most important things in the fight is to detect the cancer early. Fortunately, WVU Medicine is proud to announce multiple facilities passed the Mammography Quality Standard Act.

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Mon Health now offering pediatric sleep center

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Sleep problems and a lack of sleep can have negative effects on children’s lives, but a new service offered at the Mon Health Sleep Center could make a big difference in diagnosing those types of issues, according to a press release.

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PVH named five-star critical care facility

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rated Potomac Valley Hospital (PVH) its highest score recently when it designated the critical access hospital a five star facility in its annual review of hospital quality and performance throughout the United States.

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Healthy classes, events and programs

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The Cabell Huntington Hospital Senior Services Department invites anyone affected by Parkinson’s disease as a patient, caregiver or family member to participate in this free monthly support group focused on managing the disease.

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Rotary event raised $27,550 for charities

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The Shepherdstown Rotary Club's Annual Holiday Charity Ball, which was held Dec. 7, 2019, at the Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department Hall, raised a total of $27,550 for 20 different charitable causes.

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Healthy People Healthy Places awards given

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The Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD) within the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR), Bureau for Public Health has recognized seven communities with the new Healthy People Healthy Places designation at an awards ceremony held as part of the West Virginia Association of Counties Conference in Charleston.

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Flu is widespread across the US

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While much of the world's attention has been focused on the Wuhan coronavirus, there's another virus that has been keeping doctors offices around the country incredibly busy this time of year.

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Mon Health Medical Center first in WV to earn AFib accreditation

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Mon Health Medical Center has been nationally recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as the first hospital in West Virginia to earn an Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) with Electrophysiology (EPS) Accreditation for its expertise and commitment to treating patients with AFib.

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For Your Health for January 27, 2020

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WVU Medicine Jefferson Medical Center is teaming with Jefferson County Council on Aging (JCCOA) to provide health and wellness educational programs for Jefferson County older adults in 2020.

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SWVCTC hosting TEAS exam for prospective nursing students

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Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be hosting the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam on our Logan campus – Building C, room 202 – for two days in January: Friday, Jan. 24 and Friday, Jan. 31. On both days, you can choose between a 9 a.m. time slot, or 2 p.m. slot.

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Exercise made easy

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With so much of the focus on losing weight when it comes to fitness, sometimes the pressure feels almost too high to get up and get moving. Add that to a busy schedule filled with a demanding job, a couple of kids and important family obligations, and being physically active may seem like a daunting and unrealistic task.

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WVU Medicine/JGH receives award

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As part of National Rural Health Day, WVU Medicine/Jackson General Hospital today announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in patient outcomes.

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W.Va. AG Launches Fourth Kids Kick Opioids PSA Contest

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday the launch of Kids Kick Opioids, a public service announcement contest that spurs the creativity of elementary and middle school students while raising awareness of prescription painkiller abuse.

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Duane Sikarskie named VIP at St. Joseph’s Hospital

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St. Joseph’s Hospital recently honored Duane Sikarskie with the Valued Inspired Person Award (VIP) for the hospital. Duane is the Director of Physical Therapy and inspires his patients daily to make progress in their rehabilitation.

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Red Cross plans blood drive at Beckley VAMC

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National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January since 1970 with the goal of increasing blood and platelet donations during winter — one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs.

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Blood drive gives back locally

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Volunteers trekked through the inclement weather on Tuesday to Berkeley Medical Center, knowing that the demand for blood cannot be postponed for slippery roads and snowfall.

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Mon Health Medical Center first in WV to earn AFib accreditation

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Mon Health Medical Center has been nationally recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) as the first hospital in West Virginia to earn an Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) with Electrophysiology (EPS) Accreditation for its expertise and commitment to treating patients with AFib.

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Local doctor finds common ground over coffee

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For decades, one local doctor has helped treat patients who suffer from diabetes, heart disease and other ailments. Now, he and his son have decided to try and heal something quite different – the divisiveness that has spread with the rise of social media.

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Local flu levels low, but peak is coming

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Flu season is officially underway, and while West Virginia’s levels of diagnoses remain fairly low, both local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict a peak later this month and into early January.

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Local flu levels low, but peak is coming

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Flu season is officially underway, and while West Virginia’s levels of diagnoses remain fairly low, both local health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predict a peak later this month and into early January.

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Nurturing students' mental health

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The American Psychological Association reports anxiety is the top presenting concern among college students at 42 percent, followed by depression at 36 percent, and relationship problems following close behind.

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New River CTC improves EMS programs to meet community needs

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From the fall 2018 to fall 2019, New River Community and Technical College saw the number of students in the college’s Paramedic and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) programs double, and while demand is one contributing factor, the restructuring of the college’s programs was the driving force.

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Subtle Warning Signs of Dehydration During Winter Months

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Winter is here and if you can see your breath in the cold, dry air – that’s water leaving your body. Maintaining adequate hydration at this time of year is tricky because the warning signs of dehydration can be subtle, says the International Bottled Water Association.

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WVU expert discusses impact of CHIP expansion

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The recently expanded West Virginia Children’s Health Insurance Program covers maternity care, and a West Virginia University expert says that can make a real impact on mothers and children in the state.

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HealthCare.gov open enrollment extended after glitches

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The CMS is extending the Affordable Care Act open-enrollment period for 2020 exchange coverage after reports that some customers experienced technical difficulties while attempting to sign up for a plan on Sunday, the deadline to enroll.

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WVU Extension helps youth struggling with weight

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Armed with data from a new study raising alarms about the health of children in the Mountain State, a West Virginia University Extension Service program has mobilized to help families who want to make healthy lifestyle changes.

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CDC: E. coli outbreaks reported in bordering states

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The new E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is continuing to grow with cases in four of the states bordering West Virginia, but so far Monongalia and Preston counties, as well as the state for that matter, remain unaffected.

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Calacino's donates to Hospice

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After hosting three days of music and food, Calacino’s Pizzeria owners Jeff and Jamie Weeks visited the Hospice of Southern West Virginia campus to present the organization with the money raised from the Carol S. Weeks Memorial Hospice Benefit.

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Camden Clark Medical Center receives top ratings

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WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has been named among the top 10 percent in the nation for treatment of heart attack, heart failure, stroke, overall medical care, cancer care and orthopedic care, according to two national studies.

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Health insurance enrollment deadline looming

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The Affordable Care Act is still in place and open enrollment is almost over for West Virginians who need to enroll, re-enroll or switch health insurance plans through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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