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Thu, 24 May 2018 19:33:28 GMT
Seventeen health science graduate students from across West Virginia are getting money to help pay for their education. Why? Because the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has awarded some health sciences grad students a chunk of cash to help pay for their college education – so long as they commit to practicing medicine in a rural or underserved community in West Virginia following graduation.
Thu, 24 May 2018 19:14:14 GMT
Health officials in West Virginia are reporting the first death in Kanawha County suspected to be related to an outbreak of hepatitis A. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says in a news release that department officials spoke with a relative who confirmed Wednesday's death. The statement did not disclose the cause of death.
Thu, 24 May 2018 18:26:07 GMT
Meredith Jensen is doing some gardening on a sunny day in a secluded part of Athens, Ohio. “I’m working on our pollinator garden beds,” she said. “Which are a bunch of fun flowers that’ll help attract butterflies, bumble bees, you name it.”
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:22:56 GMT
A lawyer for West Virginia residents affected by a 2014 chemical spill says they will not receive settlements until a judge's final approval, and administrators finish processing the over 95,000 claims.
Thu, 24 May 2018 17:20:16 GMT
West Virginia men’s basketball team forward Sagaba Konate has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to school for the 2018-19 season. West Virginia announced Konate’s intentions Thursday, May 24.
Thu, 24 May 2018 16:31:36 GMT
A new study from the National Institues of Health has found that gestational diabetes may put women at a higher risk of developing early-stage kidney disease. Up to ten percent of American women experience gestational diabetes – a condition in which women who did not have diabetes prior to pregnancy get it during pregnancy. It’s unknown how many West Virginia women experience the condition, but gestational diabetes significantly increases women’s risk of developing type two diabetes after giving birth . And West Virginia has the highest rate of type two diabetes in the country. Diabetes is known to increase the risk for chronic kidney disease. Researchers were trying to determine if gestational diabetes also had an affect on kidney function. Using a blood test, researchers found evidence that gestational diabetes may predispose women to early-state kidney disease – the precursor to chronic kidney disease. The treatment and prevention for gestational diabetes is similar to that of type
Thu, 24 May 2018 15:56:01 GMT
Gov. Jim Justice called legislators back into session this week to fix laws passed during the regular legislative session. But addressing flaws in the state’s medical cannabis program wasn’t on the special session call. Democrats are working outside the regular lawmaking process to fix banking issues within the cannabis industry, but the viewpoint of a federal prosecutor seems to be having some influence on the progress.
Thu, 24 May 2018 13:04:38 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, Gov. Jim Justice called legislators back into session this week to fix laws passed during the regular legislative session. But addressing flaws in the state’s medical cannabis program wasn’t on the special session call. As Dave Mistich reports, Democrats are working outside the regular lawmaking process to fix the law anyway.
Thu, 24 May 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes from enchanting jazz and pop vocalist Kat Edmonson, who makes her third appearance on the show with songs from her new album called " Old Fashioned Gal ."
Wed, 23 May 2018 19:34:39 GMT
Health officials in West Virginia are urging restaurant and food service employees to get hepatitis A vaccinations if they work in Kanawha and Putnam counties. Eight food establishments in Kanawha, Putnam and Cabell counties have been identified as having a worker confirmed with hepatitis A.
Wed, 23 May 2018 17:42:49 GMT
America and Iran used to be close allies, but since the Iranian Revolution began in 1979, the relationship has been akin to a bad divorce. After President Trump’s announcement to pull the U.S. out of the Iran Nuclear Deal, cable news has been abuzz with political pundits and foreign policy scholars reacting to the latest chapter of the tortured relationship. But there are Iranian and American love stories that have worked out.
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:55:53 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, researchers at Murray State University in Kentucky released a pair of studies that found illicit substances in some water sources in the region. One study profiled contamination in wastewater and river waters. The other estimated consumption rates during special events. Cory Sharber of WKMS reports.
Tue, 22 May 2018 21:39:46 GMT
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said today the agency is prepared to take action to limit exposure of widely-used toxic chemicals used to make non-stick items. PFAS is a category of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, C8, GenX, and many other chemicals with stain resistant, non-stick and waterproof properties. Several communities across the Ohio Valley have detected PFAS chemicals in drinking water and a few have significant contamination.
Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, lawmakers wrapped up work on a special legislative session Monday afternoon. As Dave Mistich reports, the House and Senate completed eight bills, including technical clean-ups to legislation passed during the regular session, as well as supplemental appropriations.
Tue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT
The Beckley VA Medical Center is opening a new Whole Health Wellness Center Wednesday as part of its 12th annual Health Fair. The new facility is centered on a more holistic approach to health care representing a “fundamental re-envisioning and redesign in the philosophy and practice of healthcare delivery for our Veterans,” according to a press release. The Wellness Center will offer health-focused classes and alternative approaches to healthy living including space for yoga, tai-chi, meditation, several other innovative therapies. The Health Fair will have more than 35 vendors, including Acupressure, YMCA, Body Works, Blind Rehab, Fresenius, Hospice of Southern West Virginia, and Hospices Compasses. Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with support from the Marshall Health, Charleston Area Medical Center and WVU Medicine.
Mon, 21 May 2018 20:20:28 GMT
Protesters in Jefferson National Forest erected a new protest site today aimed at blocking construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Fern MacDougal is the latest in a string of protesters to take to the trees in protest of the 303-mile pipeline.
Mon, 21 May 2018 20:03:46 GMT
The City of Martinsburg has sued the federal government over alleged chemical contamination of a drinking water plant. Martinsburg attorney Kin Sayre filed the claim this month, requesting the Air National Guard pay for damages caused by high levels of two chemicals that the city said seeped into the water supply at the Big Springs water filtration plant in Martinsburg in 2016 .
Mon, 21 May 2018 19:55:47 GMT
West Virginia lawmakers wrapped up work on a special legislative session Monday afternoon. The House and Senate completed eight bills, including technical clean-ups to legislation passed during the regular session, as well as supplemental appropriations. Although lawmakers fast-tracked the measures on Gov. Jim Justice’s special session call, Delegates debated House Bill 101 for nearly an hour. The bill creates the Department of Arts, Culture and History.
Mon, 21 May 2018 17:45:34 GMT
Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third-place, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship announced Monday that he will continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate, though it's unclear if the move violates West Virginia's "sore loser" law.
Mon, 21 May 2018 16:22:06 GMT
Following heavy rains, construction at a Mountain Valley Pipeline site in Virginia has been suspended until erosion control measures are established.




 
 
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