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It’s nurses week: Helping, healing is a calling
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It’s nurses week: Helping, healing is a calling

By WENDY HOLDREN The Register-Herald BECKLEY, W.Va. — Just after graduating with her associate’s degree from Lewis and Clark Community College, Debbie Vaughn landed her first nursing job at St. Mary’s Hospital in East St. Louis, Ill.  It was late summer, a Friday at 6 p.m., when an alarming call came in.  “The call came in as […]

Improved editorial practices may reduce positive spin, increase objectivity in peer-reviewed medical journals
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Improved editorial practices may reduce positive spin, increase objectivity in peer-reviewed medical journals

From WVU Today: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU Today is sharing an “Expert Pitch” today on editorial practices in medical journals and the impact on articles. This information is to assist journalists interested in generating articles. What’s the News? West Virginia University researcher Dr. Safi U. Khan, an assistant professor in the School of Medicine, who is part of a […]

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West Virginia Department of Education releases final report from education forums

By JORDAN NELSON The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In its final report from public forums on education, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) found increasing teachers’ compensation, more wraparound services, incentives and addressing the math teacher shortage were among the top priorities.  The results came from numerous public forums conducted across the state over the […]

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10 things to know: Wednesday, May 8

The regional bureau of The Associated Press, shares 10 things you need to know Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items and much more in West Virginia newspapers. 1. IRAN INCHES AWAY FROM NUCLEAR DEAL Tehran threatens to resume higher enrichment of uranium in 60 days if world powers fail […]

Parkersburg Area Community Foundation receives national award
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Parkersburg Area Community Foundation receives national award

Release from the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The Parkersburg Area Community Foundation (PACF) is among ten nationwide winners of an award recognizing innovative partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in transforming communities and improving the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents across the country. The U.S. Department of […]

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WV education dept. releases report on special session forums, surveys

By RYAN QUINN Charleston Gazette-Mail CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Department of Education released Tuesday its report on the eight forums it held across the state and the surveys it collected regarding the upcoming special legislative session on education. The report, which strongly recommends not creating non-public school vouchers, can be found at wvde.us/edvoices. “It […]

Mixed-media artist Sara Golden exhibit to benefit library
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Mixed-media artist Sara Golden exhibit to benefit library

The Inter-Mountain BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — Acclaimed local artist Sara Golden will display “The Stream of Collective Consciousness Series”, an exhibit of original art based upon a word-a-day in the form of greeting cards and prints, at the Upshur Country Public Library today, starting at 10 a.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Several of […]

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West Virginia and 42 other states to FCC: Regulate robocalls

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state of West Virginia has joined 42 other states in urging the Federal Communications Commission to take further action to stop the proliferation of illegal robocalls and spoofing. The coalition of attorneys general recently delivered formal comments urging the FCC to adopt its proposed rules on […]

WVU researcher: HIV epidemic partially fueled by national opioid crisis
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WVU researcher: HIV epidemic partially fueled by national opioid crisis

WVU Today MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Infectious diseases expert Sally Hodder, director of the West Virginia Clinical and Translational Science Institute and associate vice president for clinical and translational science at West Virginia University, was part of a national team that published “AIDS in America – Back in the Headlines at Long Last,” a perspective that provides detailed information […]

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West Virginia Delegates urge AG Morrisey to direct opioid settlement funds toward treatment

By ERIN BECK The Register-Herald CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — While part of West Virginia’s $37 million settlement with McKesson Corp. over excessive pain pill distribution in the state will go to addiction-related purposes, several lawmakers are opposing West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s plan to put part of the settlement toward his own office’s expenses. Last week, Morrisey […]