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08/01/2017 - WV Metro News By: Alex Thomas
WASHINGTON, DC. - The Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is urging President Donald Trump to “declare a national emergency” regarding overdoses from drug addiction.

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08/01/2017 - The State Journal By: Linda Harris
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. - Chapmanville Mayor Ramie Barker wants the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy and two drug distributors to fix a problem he said they created.

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08/01/2017 - The Charleston Gazette-Mail By: Lori Kersey
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - In five hours one day in Cabell County last August, 26 drug overdoses were reported after a batch of heroin laced with fentanyl and an elephant sedative was sold in the region.

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08/01/2017 - The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, DC. - The House overwhelmingly approved a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to address a budget shortfall at the Department of Veterans Affairs that threatens medical care for thousands of veterans.

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08/01/2017 - The State Journal By: James E. Casto
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - A Marshall University research team has published findings that show patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia live, on average, 10 years less when measured against life expectancy tables for the state of West Virginia.

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08/01/2017 - The Dominion Post
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in more than 170 countries every year from Aug. 1-7, to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

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08/01/2017 - The Inter-Mountain
ELKINS, W.Va. - Two local teens recently received scholarships awarded by the Davis Health System Foundation. Pocahontas County High School student Ryan Irvine was awarded the DHS Foundation Scholarship, and Tygart Valley High School’s Hannah Haddix received the 2017 Linda Davis Memorial Scholarship.

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