11/19/2018
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11/16/2018 - The Hill by: Jessie Hellmann
WASHINGTON, DC - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced restrictions on the sales of most flavored e-cigarettes to crack down on the epidemic of use among minors.

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11/16/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Virgil Dickson
WASHINGTON, DC - Laws around the use of telehealth actually limit it as a healthcare option, the CMS told Congress in a report on Thursday.

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11/16/2018 - The Hill by: Jessie Hellmann
WASHINGTON, DC - The suicide rate among Americans of working age increased 34 percent from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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11/16/2018 - Modern Healthcare by: Alex Kacik
WASHINGTON, DC - Office visits to primary-care physicians have plummeted despite the expectation that frequent checkups with primary-care doctors improve a person's health and lower costs, new research shows.

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11/16/2018 - WVU Today by: Angela Jones-Knopf
MORGANTOWN, WV - As part of an ongoing commitment to battle opioid addiction, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute at West Virginia University today marked a major milestone, enrolling the first patient in a randomized clinical trial that will test the effectiveness of an injectable non-opioid, non-steroid micropellet to treat sciatica.

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11/16/2018 - The Associated Press
MORGANTOWN, WV - A West Virginia University surgeon has performed the state’s first robotic pediatric spinal surgery.

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11/16/2018 - MetroNews by: Brad McElhinny
CHARLESTON ,WV - The PEIA Task Force is weighing the challenge of greater flexibility for insured people who live on border counties versus the cost to the state.

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