Series Examines Health Effects of Granparents Raising Grandchildren

Sep 26, 2017

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we have the first of a series of stories about grandparents who take on the role of primary caregiver for their grandchildren. To begin the series, health reporter Kara Lofton talks with professor Megan Dolbin-MacNab -- a researcher studying grandparent-headed households.

We also hear form the George family, who like many across the state, know the effects of addiction and are working hard to protect the next generation. Kara Lofton visited the family in Jackson County.