A Daily Summary of Healthcare and Business News
10/03/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail. By Zack Harold.
CHARLESTON - West Virginia's representatives on Capitol Hill want to assure constituents they never meant for the current government shutdown to occur.
10/03/2013 - WV Metro News
CHARLESTON - 159 years ago this month, Lord Cardigan lead 600 British cavalrymen into a valley near Sevastopol, Russia. The Russians thought the charge of the Light Brigade was so foolish that they concluded the English must be drunk. (They weren’t; it was mistaken orders.)
10/03/2013 - Davis Health System
DAVIS - On Saturday, October 12, Davis Memorial Hospital (DMH) will host a Well Woman Screening providing a number of free and discounted preventative health tests geared just to women. In addition, another unique event for women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant is scheduled for the same day at Women’s HealthCare. This event, called Baby Day, will be held from 1 until 3 pm.
10/03/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Lori Kersey.
CHARLESTON - As of Wednesday afternoon, Dan Cook had tried 15 times to buy his wife health insurance on West Virginia's Health Insurance Marketplace but, as many others experienced Tuesday, too many people on the website at one time caused long wait times -- and even shut down the site for a time Tuesday, the first day of open enrollment.
10/03/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Paul J. Nyden.
CHARLESTON - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., offered an apology to West Virginians on Wednesday, saying "this place is dysfunctional" as a government shutdown continued into a second day because Congress cannot agree on a funding bill.
10/02/2013 - The Exponent Telegram. By Erin Beck.
CLARKSBURG - Several options are out there for uninsured West Virginia residents who need help navigating health insurance enrollment as Obamacare rolls out.
10/02/2013 - The Exponent Telegram
CHARLESTON - This October, the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) supports National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to promote regular mammograms to increase early detection of breast cancer. It is also a time to educate people about how to reduce their risk, empower communities to join the fight and a time to celebrate breast cancer survivors.