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02/18/2019 - WVNews by: Conor Griffith
MORGANTOWN, WV - While WVU Medicine has made significant contributions in medical research, other hospitals and medical centers across West Virginia have continued to make strides of their own to meet patient needs during the past few months.

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02/18/2019 - MetroNews by: Jake Flately
CHARLESTON ,WV - Thomas Health and Saint Francis Hospital are continuing to grow according to Joe Deegan, and now the expansion will be coming along even more rapidly.

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02/15/2019 - Modern Healthcare by: Robert King
WASHINGTON, DC - HHS will test allowing ambulance suppliers and providers to transport Medicare and Medicaid patients to areas besides the emergency room, such as a doctor's office or urgent care facility, or use telemedicine, in a bid to reduce unnecessary trips to the hospital.

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02/15/2019 - The Associated Press by: Paul Wiseman
WASHINGTON, DC - The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week but remains at levels low enough to show that most workers enjoy job security.

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02/15/2019 - The Hill by: Nathaniel Weixel
WASHINGTON, DC - This year’s flu shot has prevented about half the people vaccinated from getting sick enough to need to go to the doctor, according to new federal data.

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02/15/2019 - Kaiser Health News by: Rachel Bluth
WASHINGTON, DC - The last time heroin landed Marissa Angerer in a Midland, Texas, emergency room — naked and unconscious — was May 2016.

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02/15/2019 - NPR by: Patti Neighmond
WASHINGTON, DC - For decades, the rate of cancer incidence and deaths from the disease among African-Americans in the United States far outpaced that of whites. But the most recent analysis of national data by the American Cancer Society suggests that "cancer gap" is shrinking: In recent years, death rates from four major cancers have declined more among blacks than among whites.

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