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    Category: Health

    West Virginia enacts abortion notification change

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice has signed a law ending a doctor’s ability to waive the legal requirement to notify parents of an underage...

    West Virginia to establish drug control policy office

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia is establishing a new Office of Drug Control Policy to coordinate statewide funding, reporting and data about drug use,...

    New River Community & Technical College Held A Health Professions Event

    Those who are interested in a career in the health care field got a chance to talk with some professionals in the field Tuesday afternoon. New River Community and...

    Dr. Kostenko has change of heart, enters guilty plea

    BECKLEY, WV (BY: KATE WHITE, CHARLESTON GAZETTE MAIL) — After watching jurors listen to the testimony of a former patient Tuesday, a Raleigh County doctor pleaded...

    Simulating mom’s womb in research to help earliest preemies

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies – and animal testing suggests the...

    Food Bank For Local Veterans Becomes A Monthly Event in Beckley

    Created to provide food for more than 300 low-income veterans and their families, the Mobile Food Pantry returned to Beckley on Thursday. The VA Medical Center teamed up...

    WV gets nearly $6M grant to fight opioid crisis

    WASHINGTON (NEWS RELEASE) – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) announced today that West Virginia will be receiving a nearly $6 million grant from the...

    Medical marijuana legalization process could take two years

    CHARLESTON, WV (BY: SHAUNA JOHNSON, WV METRONEWS)— West Virginians seeking pain relief via medical marijuana could have to wait until July 2019 for the option, as the...

    VA tests partnership with CVS to reduce veterans’ wait times

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Department of Veterans Affairs is hoping a partnership with the CVS Pharmacy chain will reduce some of its strain in providing urgent care to...

    Pros, cons of seat belt use on school buses demonstrated

    CHARLESTON, WV (WCHS) – School bus safety has been a topic on many people’s minds especially after recent crashes. Whether school buses should be equipped with...