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    VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

    HERALD, W.Va. (AP) — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test...

    Projections for WV deaths due to drugs, alcohol, suicide called “staggering, tragic, preventable”

    CHARLESTON, WV (BY: SHAUNA JOHNSON, WV METRONEWS) — Without “bigger and bolder” steps to reverse the trend, a new report shows many more West Virginians will die...

    West Virginia Health Alert: Dramatic Increase in Lyme Disease Cases

    WEST VIRGINIA (NEWS RELEASE)- West Virginia will report the highest number of Lyme disease cases on record in 2017. As of November 8, 2017, 571 confirmed and probable...

    Area road races to offer chance to burn calories Thanksgiving Day

    CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS/WVAH) — With all of the food that will be consumed Thanksgiving Day, burning some calories might be a good idea. TriStateRacer.com lists...

    Red Cross Offers Top 10 Driving and Other Travel Tips For The Holidays

    CHARLESTON, WV,— Millions of people are expected to travel over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, and the American Red Cross is offering tips travelers can follow as...

    Minden Resident Asking Governor Justice To Help Relocate Town

    Another day and another fight against PCB in the town of Minden. One local resident is pushing even more now for help to get out of the contaminated area. “We are...

    NPR: FDA Warns About Dangers Of ‘Natural’ Opioid Kratom

    WASHINGTON (BY: ROB STEIN, NPR) – Federal health officials Tuesday issued a warning about kratom, a herbal product being promoted as a safe alternative to opioids...

    FDA approves first digital ingestion tracking system med

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug in the United States with a digital ingestion tracking system, in an unprecedented move...

    Yesterday you didn’t have high blood pressure. Today you may. Here’s why…

    NEWS RELEASE FROM THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION: General Questions: What is the new definition of high blood pressure? The guideline changes the definition of high...

    Good news guys; Sex rarely causes hearts to stop, research says

    (BY: SUSAN SCUTTI, CNN) – It’s a familiar scene in TV melodramas: Mid-intercourse, an older man collapses, clutching his heart. Yet sex and sudden cardiac...