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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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Certified Athletic Trainers' Month

Posted: 03/03/2008 - Governor Tim Kane has formally designated March as “Certified Athletic Trainers’ Month,” recognizing Certified Athletic Trainers as valued health care professionals.

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Foundation Doctors Still Face Malpractice

Posted: 03/02/2008 - The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that doctors working for a foundation affiliated with a state university are not protected from malpractice lawsuits.

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Fear of Snakes Hardwired?

Posted: 02/29/2008 - Two University of Virginia researchers believe that humans are genetically predisposed to be deathly afraid of snakes.

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More Oversight of Free Health Clinics?

Posted: 02/28/2008 - Free clinics could be in jeopardy of losing millions of dollars a year in donated prescription drugs if a bill providing state oversight of the clinics doesn't pass.

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DuPont Challenges Monitoring Program

Posted: 02/27/2008 - DuPont wants the state Supreme Court to overturn a judge's order that it fund a $130-million medical monitoring program for people in the town of Spelter.

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Inhalant Abuse Numbers

Posted: 02/27/2008 - Waynesboro and Staunton school officials are waiting for the results of a survey that will show how many of their students abuse inhalants.

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High Court Sides with Smokers

Posted: 02/25/2008 - The Supreme Court is rejecting a tobacco industry request to intervene in a lawsuit by over a thousand West Virginia smokers.

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Laughter Yoga!

Posted: 02/25/2008 - It fills your lungs and body with oxygen, clears your breathing passages, exercises your lungs, and relieves stress. We're talking about laughter yoga.

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Revamping Flu Protection

Updated: 02/22/2008 - Next year's flu vaccine is on track for a complete overhaul to provide protection against three new and different virus strains, hopefully better protection than this year's version.

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HPV Vaccine Delay Rejected

Updated: 02/22/2008 - A Senate committee has rejected legislation to postpone mandatory vaccinations of sixth-grade girls against a virus that can cause cervical cancer.

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