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05/22/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Steven Ross Johnson
WASHINGTON, DC - Expanded access to Medicaid was associated with 1.6 fewer maternal deaths per 100,000 women compared to non-expansion states, according to a new study.

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05/22/2019 - Charleston Gazette-Mail by: Bishop Nash
CHARLESTON ,WV - Dissolved under pressure rooted in stigma rather than science, the suspension of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department’s syringe exchange program “fundamentally changed the health landscape” for intravenous drug users in multiple negative ways, according to a study published Monday night by Johns Hopkins University.

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05/22/2019 - The Register-Herald by: Erin Beck
CHARLESTON ,WV - During special session Monday, West Virginia lawmakers fixed and passed a bill to help mental health workers pay back their student loans.

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05/22/2019 - WV Public Broadcasting by: Corey Knollinger
CHARLESTON ,WV - A study conducted by the Charleston Area Medical Center Health Education and Research Institute and West Virginia University found a relationship between income and the risk of dying from a stroke.

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05/22/2019 - WVU Medicine
MORGANTOWN, WV - Governor Jim Justice has proclaimed May 23 as National Stop the Bleed Day in the Mountain State. The WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center (JMMTC) and the American College of Surgeons want people to learn how to Stop the Bleed® in order to prevent death from hemorrhage.

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05/22/2019 - The Dominion Post by: David Beard
MORGANTOWN, WV - Just two days after WVU medicine announced plans to integrate with Wheeling-based managed care organization The Health Plan, The Health Plan terminated its contract with MedExpress, a competitor with WVU urgent Care.

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05/21/2019 - Kaiser Health News by: Christina Jewett
WASHINGTON, DC - Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm.

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