A high-ranking official in the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources who is under indictment by a federal grand jury remained in his position months after receiving a federal target letter, according to documents obtained by the Gazette-Mail.
West Virginia officials have declined to say when a high-ranking official indicted Tuesday for allegedly making false statements to federal investigators and before a grand jury was placed on a leave of absence.
A grand jury has indicted a defendant it found certified invoices charging the state of West Virginia $34.1 million for COVID testing without verifying their accuracy.
Bre Cutright said she joined Raze, West Virginia‚Äôs youth anti-tobacco initiative, because she wanted to help her grandfather quit smoking. His addiction had caused him to distance himself from others and stop attending many family events, she said.
A free medical, dental and vision clinic will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Bible Center School in ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Local health facilities have the newest COVID-19 vaccines available, but they report having a limited supply and differences in who can receive the vaccines.
When Connie Jones was first diagnosed with Parkinson‚Äôs disease in 2010, she didn‚Äôt want anyone to know. For years, she hid her trembling hand in her pocket.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ New population data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show in 2022, 22 states, including West Virginia, had an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35%.
CHARLESTON ‚ÄĒ The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) heard from local and state health officials Wednesday during its full council meeting in ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š.
Local health and community leaders shared their thoughts with the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Wednesday morning during panel discussions at the University of ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š.
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS will meet at the University of ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the ballroom in Clay Tower.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Providing caregivers with a needed break while giving older people a chance to socialize with their peers and alleviate the isolation and loneliness that many experience is the goal of West Virginia‚Äôs first medical adult day care center.
The third annual West Side Community Health Fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Magic Island in ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š.
CHARLESTON ‚ÄĒ The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources‚Äô Bureau for Behavioral Health has launched the BBH Clearinghouse, an online database of evidence-based practices to help individuals, families, providers, schools, communities, and other partners make informed decisions …
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS ‚ÄĒ Creating a healthier workforce was the focus of a discussion Thursday at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs annual business summit at The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS ‚ÄĒ On Thursday, leaders from Marshall Health, Marshall University and Mountain Health Network announced the creation of a new integrated academic health system at the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs annual business summit at The Greenbrier resort.
The Kanawha-¬“¬◊ńŕ…š Health Department‚Äôs chief health officer said Thursday that one ground well in Monday‚Äôs flooded areas had tested positive for e-coli.
HUNTINGTON ‚ÄĒ Local health professionals say even though COVID-19 is no longer considered a public health emergency, people should still be aware of symptoms and isolate if they contract the virus.
A federal district court in West Virginia has given the green light for a class-action lawsuit challenging the shortcomings of the state‚Äôs foster care system.
The Women‚Äôs Health Center of West Virginia is launching a harm reduction program without syringe services after the ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š City Council denied the request for a syringe service program Monday night in a 17-9 vote.
When Jaime Simmons learned that her partner would be transferred to Select Specialty Hospital-¬“¬◊ńŕ…š earlier this summer, she said it felt like coming back to her alma mater.
The newly created Department of Human Services will expand the state‚Äôs prevention programs and attempt to establish closer ties to the communities it serves, the agency‚Äôs incoming secretary told lawmakers Monday.
HURRICANE ‚ÄĒ As ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š Area Medical Center celebrated the opening of its Teays Valley Outpatient Center in Putnam County on Tuesday, it also announced an investment of $70 million over the next five years to redevelop CAMC Teays Valley Hospital.
A series of meetings will take place across the Mountain State to elect members of the West Virginia First Foundation‚Äôs inaugural board of directors.
A bill was recently introduced in Congress that would limit the ability of pharmacy benefit managers to ask for additional prescription fees from pharmacists long after the point-of-sale transaction.
During a visit to West Virginia this week, national drug czar Dr. Rahul Gupta met and exchanged ideas with people on the front lines of the drug overdose epidemic.
When Deb Mattingly first heard Denise Burgess‚Äô idea that she teach a free, outdoor summer yoga course on ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š‚Äôs Magic Island, Mattingly loved the idea. But as the date approached, she was skeptical about the 6 a.m. start time.
West Virginia has formally thrown its support behind a national attempt to rein in one of the many ugly turns taken in the ongoing opioid epidemic.
Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday the Cabinet secretaries to lead the three new agencies created by the separation of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
DANVILLE ‚ÄĒ Boone Memorial Health‚Äôs proposed health and wellness center has received a $14.3 million boost from the U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs Rural Development program.
A collaboration between the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, AETNA Better Health of West Virginia and the Vandalia Health Network will provide emergency opioid response boxes and naloxone throughout the state.
Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday said he hasn‚Äôt done an ‚Äúabout-face‚ÄĚ on the subject of COVID-19 vaccinations, despite a comment he made last week that the unvaccinated may be ‚Äúthe group that is the safest and the healthiest.‚ÄĚ
An estimated 1.5 million Black people began smoking menthol cigarettes and 157,000 Black people died prematurely because of menthol cigarettes between 1980 and 2018, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Vanessa Govender and Dr. Carl Werntz may be an ocean apart, but the physicians care for a common population: miners.
Thomas Hospitals will be a ‚Äúsouthern hub‚ÄĚ for WVU Medicine as it seeks to create a statewide network to care for residents, the head of the health care system said Monday.
The interim secretary of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources discussed the agency‚Äôs ongoing reorganization, and Gov. Jim Justice declared that May is Foster Care Month during an administration briefing Wednesday at the Capitol.
A stroke can happen to anyone, at any age. In fact, globally about one in four adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime.
Hundreds of stick pins dot a map of ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š that hangs in Danni Dineen‚Äôs office. Every pin corresponds to a drug overdose.
The ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š Police Department, the Kanawha County Sheriff‚Äôs Office and the state Attorney General‚Äôs Office will join the federal Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in National Drug Take Back Day Saturday.
The West Virginia Attorney General‚Äôs Office is still working to establish a foundation that will receive the majority of the state‚Äôs opioid litigation funds, an official with the office told lawmakers Tuesday.
West Virginia‚Äôs sole abortion provider has dropped its challenge of the state‚Äôs near-total ban on the procedure, according to a court filing.
The line of vehicles at the mobile food distribution in Belle Thursday morning snaked into the street, so workers started early to alleviate the traffic jam.
Meeting for the first time since new certification of need legislation was signed into law, the West Virginia Health Care Authority on Wednesday approved the withdrawal of a hospital‚Äôs application seeking to add cardiac surgery services at its South ¬“¬◊ńŕ…š facility.
Biotech company BTNX reported shipping out xylazine test strips at the end of March, and Cabell County health officials said while it could take time to get the test strips, they are working on educating those at risk of exposure to the dangers.