06/10/2013 - The Charleston Gazette
CHARLESTON - Gov. Tomblin's recent decision to accept federal funding to provide health coverage to thousands of working West Virginians through Medicaid will not only improve the health of those who gain insurance, it could also save the state money and help with some other pressing problems, including unemployment, substance abuse and overcrowded prisons.
06/10/2013 - The Charleston Daily Mail
CHARLESTON - We all know that Stein's Law will someday apply to health care spending, which has risen from 5 percent of the economy (gross domestic product) in 1960 to almost 18 percent now.
06/10/2013 - The Herald-Dispatch. By Bryan Chambers.
HUNTINGTON - A program at St. Mary's Medical Center that empowers women to make good health care decisions celebrated its one-year anniversary Sunday.
06/10/2013 - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON - Until recently, this state's efforts to deal with a growing drug addiction problem centered on mostly young adults. But then came one weekend when eight of 12 babies born at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston were found to be already addicted to drugs. And some doctors insist this part of West Virginia's growing drug addiction problem seems to be getting worse.
06/07/2013 - The Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BLUEFIELD - We welcome the recent award of a $150,000 grant by the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission for the development of the new Bluefield College School of Dental Medicine. It is another key piece of the funding puzzle for this regional higher-education-based economic development initiative.
06/07/2013 - The Exponent Telegram
BRIDGEPORT - Cancer patients and their families and friends will soon be able to have a place to go outside and spend time together.
06/07/2013 - The Associated Press
California - President Barack Obama is making a personal plea to Californians, Latinos and young people to sign up for coverage under the new health care law.