09/05/2013 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC - John Thomas Doody was in a coma and on a ventilator, but his mom refused to follow a doctor's advice and put the Iraq war veteran in a nursing home.
09/05/2013 - The Pocahontas Times
MARLINTON - The Pocahontas Memorial Hospital board of directors gained insight Thursday night into improvements in the facility’s business procedures, and the financial ramifications of fraudulent information provided by some users and the failure to pay for services by others.
09/05/2013 - The Logan Banner. By Debbie Rolen.
LOGAN - The Everyone With Diabetes (EDC) program is providing free diabetes education classes for people with Medicare. The free classes are part of a program led by the West Virginia Medical Institute (WVMI) are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their families and caregivers.
09/05/2013 - The Journal
MARTINSBURG - When Barb Mason was asked if she was interested in making a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit West Virginia's congressional delegation on Hospice Advocacy Day, she was only the slightest bit hesitant - after all, providing excellent nursing care is her forte, not speaking to congresswomen and senators.
09/05/2013 - The New York Times
NEW YORK, New York - A new Census Bureau report documents the alarming percentages of people in Texas and Florida without health insurance. Leaders of both states should hang their heads in shame because they have been among the most resistant in the nation to providing coverage for the uninsured under the Affordable Care Act, the law that Republicans deride as “Obamacare.”
09/04/2013 - The State Journal
KINGWOOD - A few weeks before they break ground on a new building, officials of Preston Memorial Hospital announced Sept. 3 they had signed a letter of intent to become a member of the Mon Health System.
09/04/2013 - The Charleston Gazette. By Eric Eyre.
CHARLESTON - Most members of a Kanawha County drug abuse task force support requiring a prescription to purchase a cold medication that's also used to make illegal methamphetamine in clandestine labs.