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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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Helping Hands

Updated: 11/12/2007 - Cold weather usually means the cold season is coming. And the recent problems with MRSA have parents looking for ways to keep their kids from getting sick.

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What's Going Around?

Updated: 11/09/2007 - Dr. Doug Larsen is happy to report, so far so good when it comes to influenza.

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Toy Recall

Posted: 11/08/2007 - Yet another recall of Chinese-made toys, but this time not because of lead.

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60th Anniversary of Woodrow Wilson Rehab

Updated: 11/09/2007 - A special celebration took place in Fishersville Thursday as the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center celebrated its 60th anniversary.

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Vaccinate and Vote

Updated: 01/07/2008 - People in Augusta County had a chance to vote and get a flu shot as part of the Vaccinate and Vote Program.

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State of W.V. Health

Posted: 11/05/2007 - Propelled by improvements in health care and exercise, West Virginia is making progress toward getting in better shape.

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Heart Medicine Stopped

Posted: 11/05/2007 - The FDA says drug maker Bayer has agreed to stop selling its anti-bleeding drug Trasylol.

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WVSU MRSA Update

Posted: 11/05/2007 - An outbreak of a drug-resistant staph infection on the West Virginia State University football team has turned out to be less severe than originally thought.

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Update on Tracey Turner

Updated: 11/02/2007 - As most of you know, Tracy Turner let us know last week that she has breast cancer and will be gone while she is seeking treatment.

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Frozen Pizza Recall

Updated: 11/02/2007 - General Mills has recalled about five million frozen pizzas sold in Virginia and several other states under the Totino's and Jeno's labels.

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Congress to Vote on S-CHIP

Posted: 11/02/2007 - The Senate has cleared the way for final congressional passage of legislation to expand children's health insurance.

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Dentist Donates Kidney To Co-worker

Updated: 11/02/2007 - A local dentist has decided to offer a second chance at life to one of his employees by donating one of his kidneys.

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Salmon Dip Recall

Posted: 10/31/2007 - About 529 pounds of Kroger-brand smoked salmon dip is being recalled because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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Elkton Health Fair

Updated: 10/29/2007 - People in the town of Elkton celebrated the importance of health Saturday during their first Community Health Fair.

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