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W.V. Medicaid Not Compliant?

Updated: 03/17/2008 - The West Virginia state Medicaid agency files its rules in such a confusing way that some people can't even tell if they're eligible for the benefit.

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Possible Mumps Cases at UVA

Posted: 03/14/2008 - Officials at the University of Virginia suspect two students have contracted the mumps.

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Sick Easter Bunnies Seized

Posted: 03/13/2008 - Dozens of sick rabbits have been seized from a farm near Fincastle.

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Slight Tightening of Smog Rules

Posted: 03/13/2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency is tightening the air quality health standard for smog, but not by as much as many medical experts believe is needed.

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Blood Substitute Grant

Posted: 03/13/2008 - Virginia Commonwealth University is getting $3.5 million in federal grants for research related to the blood substitute Oxycyte.

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Study into Cases of STDs

Updated: 03/13/2008 - A new study from the Centers for Disease Control finds one in four American teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease.

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Problems for Veteran Nursing Home

Posted: 03/12/2008 - State Veteran's Affairs Director Larry Linch says 75 percent of the problems noted in a surprise inspection of West Virginia's new veterans home have been corrected.

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Inhalant Abuse Program

Updated: 03/12/2008 - Inhalant abuse is an ever-increasing problem in Virginia, and the public was invited to Wilson Memorial High School Tuesday night to learn more.

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Changed Mind on Smoking Ban

Posted: 03/11/2008 - Members of West Virginia University's Faculty Senate have changed their minds about whether to support an indoor smoking ban.

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Pharmaceutical Drugs in Water

Updated: 03/10/2008 - An Associated Press investigation finds a variety of pharmaceutical drugs, such as antidepressants, birth control and antibiotics, in the source water supplies of many metropolitan areas including some in Virginia.

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National Rabies Awareness Week

Updated: 03/11/2008 - It's National Rabies Awareness Week and the Virginia Department of Health is urging people to get their pets vaccinated.

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Drugs in Water Hurt Animals More

Posted: 03/10/2008 - The more than 40 million Americans whose drinking water supplies contain traces of pharmaceuticals represent just the human victims.

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Record Rabies Cases in 2007

Posted: 03/10/2008 - Virginia health officials say reported cases of animal rabies last year shot up to their highest number since 1982.

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Testing W.V. Water

Posted: 03/10/2008 - Despite the fact that a vast array of pharmaceuticals have been found in the drinking water supplies of at least 41 million Americans, West Virginia utilities don't test for such substances.

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Drugs Found in VA Water

Updated: 03/10/2008 - They include antibiotics, anti-convulsants, mood stabilizers and sex hormones, as well as over-the-counter pain medicines.

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Family Claims Vaccines Caused Autism

Updated: 03/10/2008 - A family in Georgia says their daughter developed autism after getting a set of vaccines when she was a toddler.

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Rabies Cases in the Valley

Updated: 03/10/2008 - We are just three months into the year and there are already ten reported rabies cases in the Valley.

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Hazardous Material Scare

Updated: 03/07/2008 - State police and local hazardous materials teams are investigating residue that sent a man to a hospital Friday morning.

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What's Going Around 3-5

Updated: 03/06/2008 - Influenza continues to plague the Valley, but something new is surfacing.

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New Building Coming for Generations Crossing

Posted: 03/06/2008 - A one-of-a-kind care facility in the Valley is getting a new building in order to help care for both children and senior citizens at the same time.

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Mental Healthcare Changes

Updated: 03/06/2008 - Almost a year after the incident at Virginia Tech, changes may be coming to the Virginia mental health system.

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Mental Health Legislation Update

Posted: 03/04/2008 - Legislation tightening Virginia's safety net for the mentally ill offered in response to the Virginia Tech massacre has substantially won passage.

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