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Boost for Rural Health Care

Posted: 11/29/2007 - Rural health care in West Virginia is about to receive an $8.4 million boost.

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VA Depression and Suicide Rates

Updated: 11/29/2007 - A new study by a national group ranks Virginia in the top 20 among the most healthy states when it comes to depression and suicide.

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What's Going Around?

Updated: 11/29/2007 - In this week’s “What’s Going Around?”, some new illnesses are beginning to show up in the Valley.

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W.V. DMV Promoting Organ Donors

Posted: 11/28/2007 - The state Division of Motor Vehicles is involved in several projects meant to promote organ donation.

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Obesity Leveling Off

Updated: 11/29/2007 - Uncle Sam is watching your weight, and finding that adult obesity rates in the U.S. seem to have leveled off at about 72 million people.

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Tobacco-Free Pregnancy Program

Posted: 11/28/2007 - West Virginia health officials have launched a tobacco-free pregnancy initiative meant to stomp out smoking among pregnant women.

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Depression and Suicide Problems

Posted: 11/28/2007 - A new study by a national group ranks West Virginia as one of the least healthy states when it comes to depression and suicide.

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Breast Cancer Risk Update

Posted: 11/28/2007 - A tool used for predicting a woman's risk of breast cancer is getting updated to better reflect black women's risk.

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What's Going Around?

Updated: 11/22/2007 - Doctors seem to be seeing a mixed bag of illnesses this week.

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Charleston Hospital Smoking Ban

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Charleston Area Medical Center Memorial Hospital is joining a growing number of hospitals with a smoke-free campus.

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Update on Tracy Turner

Updated: 11/16/2007 - WHSV Meteorologist Tracy Turner is taking a major step in her fight against breast cancer.

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Fighting Pain Med Addiction

Posted: 11/16/2007 - Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program is getting $20 million as part of the plea deal involving the maker of OxyContin.

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Pharmacy Monitoring

Updated: 11/16/2007 - The Prescription Monitoring Program was set up in response to what's called Doctor Shopping, and measures are already in place around the Commonwealth to prevent people from doing this.

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W.V. Nurse Strike Continues

Posted: 11/14/2007 - West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin is urging striking nurses and Appalachian Regional Healthcare officials to settle their dispute.

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Paying for Substance Abuse

Posted: 11/14/2007 - Experts trying to combat substance abuse in West Virginia learned Wednesday they have an uphill battle.

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What's Going Around?

Updated: 11/15/2007 - Here's a look at what is going around in The Valley.

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Lobbying on Generic Drugs

Updated: 11/14/2007 - Major lobbying in Congress by the drug industry has put the brakes on a bill aimed at making generic drugs available sooner.

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Serving W.V. Veterans

Posted: 11/13/2007 - A joint Senate-House committee is using a statewide survey to get a handle on the needs of West Virginia's estimated 5,500 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans.

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Long-Term Care For Valley Seniors

Updated: 11/14/2007 - Tuesday night, Waynesboro City Council voted to appoint The Valley Program for Aging Services as the lead agency to coordinate the localities long-term care.

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New Therapy for Brain Injuries

Posted: 11/13/2007 - Computer games may be a new way to help people with brain injuries regain memory and motor skills.

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More Sickened by Aqua Dots

Posted: 11/09/2007 - Seven more children have been sickened after ingesting Chinese-made toy beads.

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Meeting VA's Veteran Needs

Posted: 11/09/2007 - A new study says Virginia should build three additional centers to meet the projected long-term health needs of its veterans.

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Mislabelled Salad Dressing Recall

Posted: 11/09/2007 - Kroger is recalling its store brand Light Caesar Salad Dressing because of mislabeling that could be a danger to people with certain allergies.

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CDC: Focus on Reducing Smoking

Posted: 11/09/2007 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says West Virginia should quadruple spending on programs aimed at reducing smoking and smokeless tobacco use.

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Vioxx Settlement

Posted: 11/09/2007 - The maker of the painkiller Vioxx has agreed to pay $4.85 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over the drug.

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