Improving Health In West Virginia


West Virginians have plenty of anecdotal evidence that we are perhaps not the healthiest of populations, but an effort by the four state Department of Health and Human Resources bureaus and the West Virginia University Office of Health Affairs aims to get some hard data to help policy makers ...

Ohio Is Ranked Among Safest States in Nation


While increased access to both news and social media may mean we hear of an increased number of crimes these days, either locally or throughout the state, it is good to see a recent report that indicates it might not be as bad as we’ve feared. Consumer Affairs recently ranked the ...

Show Your Lungs Some Love

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Think you don’t have to worry about lung cancer because you’re not a smoker? Think again. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths among both men and women in the U.S. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a chance to take time to appreciate your lungs as you ...

Giving Thanks Today For All That We Have


As we sit down today with family and friends, let us remember some of the reasons we should always be thankful to be Americans. No other people are as prosperous as we are. No other nation, through a combination of organized charity, individual generosity and government programs, does as much ...

Tobacco Remains An Issue in W.Va.


West Virginians are familiar with the ravages of the substance abuse epidemic in our state, but too many think of the substances in question as only opioids and methamphetamines. Meanwhile another substance has been killing Mountain State residents for generations, and still takes an ...