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SEP 12, 2014 - Washington Times

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Health-care quality project launches in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Organizations in West Virginia have launched an initiative to improve health care quality throughout the state. West Virginians for Affordable Health Care on Thursday launched the initiative called Choosing Wisely in West Virginia. The program is patterned after a national initiative of the ...

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SEP 11, 2014 - Washington Times

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W.Va. needs $25M to build new vets nursing home

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance secretary says the state needs to chip in about $25 million to build a 120-bed veterans nursing home in Raleigh County. A law passed last legislative session authorized the new facility in Beckley. Secretary Rick Thompson told ...

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SEP 08, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The 50 States Of Superfoods

From every state's unofficial dessert to the fattiest foods in the U.S., state-by-state food rankings often leave much to be desired among those of us on nutrition-minded end of the eating spectrum. It's about time we had state foods we could really be proud of. That's why we've combed through lists of seasonal produce, official state vegetables and official state ...

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SEP 06, 2014 - Washington Times

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WV to study bat population, disease

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources has received a federal grant to monitor its bat population and study a disease affecting cave-dwelling bats. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Research efforts will focus on White-Noise Syndrome. ...

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SEP 05, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Jury hits Ethicon with $3.25 million verdict in mesh case

A federal jury in West Virginia on Friday awarded a woman $3.27 million in one of 33,000 lawsuits that accuse Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc unit of selling defective transvaginal mesh devices. Following a nearly two-week trial, jurors found Ethicon liable for selling faulty devices and failing to warn patients and their doctors that users were at risk from side ...

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