Thu, 19 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT
Renowned singer and guitarist John Pizzarelli brings his trio to Mountain Stage this week.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:10:05 GMT
West Virginia employees of coal operator Blackjewel LLC have received their final paychecks more than two months after the company declared bankruptcy on July 1.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:42:40 GMT
If you ask state departments, “Are there standards of care that all facilities treating opioid-dependent pregnant women have to follow?” The short answer is, “No, there are not exact protocols on how to do that,” said Dr. Connie White, deputy commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Public Health. “Like anyone that you treat with a substance use disorder, it’s very individualized.” Part of the challenge with having exact protocols for pregnant and parenting women is that women in this stage of life have unique needs that are often complex. “The challenges have more to do with barriers to care, such as access to those services – including where treatment facilities are located or are not located – as well as other factors related to the population, such as childcare and transportation,” said Janine Breyel, director of the substance use and pregnancy initiatives through the West Virginia Perinatal Partnership. “In terms of the care itself, it’s fairly straightforward to get a woman on
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 20:04:10 GMT
Tickets are still available for this Sunday’s star-studded Mountain Stage line-up, scheduled for 7p.m. at the Culture Center Theater on the state capitol grounds.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:55:26 GMT
West Virginia on Wednesday, Sept. 18, sued Johnson & Johnson over its marketing of a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic conditions in women after regulators halted sales of the device in the U.S.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:27:10 GMT
An informational network that is designed to help crime and rape survivors in West Virginia check an offender’s custody status has expanded to include all regional jails in the state.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:42:00 GMT
More than 180 solar panels are now on the roof of Shepherd University’s Scarborough Library . It’s one of the largest solar panel installations in West Virginia.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, Shepherd University’s campus library is home to the largest solar panel installation on a nonprofit in West Virginia. As Liz McCormick reports, the staff who pushed for the installation are hopeful the achievement will inspire more organizations and homeowners in the state to turn to solar power.
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:07:00 GMT
In the first three months after getting his Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, Ric Peralta managed to reduce his average blood sugar level by three percentage points. "It took me from not-very-well-managed blood sugar to something that was incredibly well managed," says Peralta, a 46-year-old optician in Whittier, Calif., who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2008. Peralta was so enthused that he became a "Dexcom Warrior," a sort of grassroots spokesman for the product. It became hard to imagine life without his new monitor, a device that lets him keep track the trends in his blood sugar 24 hours a day on his smart phone. And yet, he's spent weeks at a time without the device over the past year because of problems with insurance restrictions. Physician groups and patients consider those rules overly burdensome, but insurance groups defend them as necessary. Diabetes activists and legislators have started to focus attention on the surging price of insulin , leading to legislative
Wed, 18 Sep 2019 09:00:00 GMT
An outbreak of severe lung disease among users of electronic cigarettes continues to spread to new patients and states, and public health officials say it's too soon to point to a cause. According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 380 confirmed and probable cases have been identified in 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The CDC has confirmed six deaths, and a seventh death has been reported by public health officials in Tulare County, Calif. Public health officials are taking steps to identify what's causing previously healthy vape users to develop pneumonia-like symptoms. But the results are still inconclusive. Here's what we know so far about the outbreak. What seems to be causing the illness? The CDC suspects "chemical exposure," but experts have not yet identified a specific agent as the culprit. There is no definitive link to any brand of device, ingredient, flavor or substance. The outbreak has affected users of both THC-
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:51:59 GMT
Gov. Jim Justice announced today [Tuesday] that he has appointed Trenton C. Barnhart to the House of Delegates to represent the 7th District. Barnhart fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Del. Jason Harshbarger, who resigned from the seat last month.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 19:00:00 GMT
Astronomers using the Green Bank Telescope in Pocahontas County have discovered a massive neutron star. Scientists believe this is the largest neutron star ever discovered.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:25:04 GMT
When Vincent Pallotti was ordained a priest in 1818, he wrote, “I ask God to make me an untiring worker.” He set about to offer “food for the hungry…medicine and health for the sick.” Pallotti, who lived simply, in Rome, his entire life, worked in fellowship. He established schools and shelters for women, orphanages, night schools for laborers. “Remember that the Christian life is one of action; not of speech and daydreams,” he wrote. “Let there be few words and many deeds, and let them be done well.”
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 16:07:14 GMT
An electrician was killed at a mine in Kanawha County early Tuesday morning. The incident marks the second electrician killed this summer at a mine operated by Blackhawk mining.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, Appalachia’s coal country is struggling to diversify its local economies amid the sharp declines in employment at mines and power plants. An eastern Kentucky organization called SOAR, or “Shaping Our Appalachian Region,” is trying to help. The group is betting big on high-speed internet and industrial development. But as the Ohio Valley ReSource’s Sydney Boles reports, those are proving tough items to deliver in the rural, coal mining region.
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:24:56 GMT
The U.S. Census Bureau released data last week that showed the percentage of Americans living below the poverty line went down for the first time since the Great Recession of 2008. Overall, the number of people living in poverty, nationwide, decreased by half a percentage point from 2017 to 2018 covering nearly 1.5 million people.
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:32:59 GMT
A private West Virginia university will reinstate several academic and athletic programs that were dropped amid a financial crisis. Wheeling University says in a statement that starting in January, it will resume offering majors in biology, engineering science and English. It also will offer new online programs in criminal justice and psychology.
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:42:20 GMT
The West Virginia Land Trust has purchased a site in Tucker County that includes the Moon Rocks hiking and mountain biking area.
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:38:52 GMT
Officials say $1.2 million from the sale of the diocesan home of former West Virginia Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield will go to assist victims of sexual abuse in West Virginia. The Intelligencer reports Bishop Mark E. Brennan released the information in a letter Friday to Catholics in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 17:39:39 GMT
A southern district that includes a controversial House delegate will have another GOP candidate in next year’s primary election. The 27th House District currently includes Del. Eric Porterfield, who made anti-gay comments during the 2019 legislative session.