Appalachian Health News

First Lady Melania Trump is coming to West Virginia to visit a drug treatment facility for infants born to addicted mothers.

Courtesy Vivian Stockman and Southwings.

The Trump administration’s Department of the Interior has asked the National Academy of Sciences to suspend research into the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining.

A team from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine was established last year for a two-year study. The committee has been conducting hearings and investigating accumulating science on the health impacts of surface mining, especially the practice known as mountaintop removal.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign stop Thursday, May 5, at the Morgantown Event Center.
Jesse Wright / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is traveling to Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia this weekend to urge fellow senators to oppose Senate health care legislation and retain the Affordable Care Act.

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Gov. Jim Justice says he'll veto legislation to sell Jackie Withrow Hospital in Beckley, saying the sale of state medical facilities must be part of a comprehensive plan.

Officials Defend Regional Education Service Agencies

Jan 10, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, some lawmakers are not convinced that the state’s eight Regional Education Service Agencies are needed and Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton has a look at what will happen to health care if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without a backup plan.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Image: Hu et al, Environmental Science & Technology Letters

A study released this week highlights how 6 million Americans are living with drinking water that’s laced with toxic chemicals. Coupled with that report - another study that shows how those chemicals suppress the immune system - especially among children.


How Well Are We Prepared for the Next Flood?

Jul 26, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, a review of disaster plans in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky shows that the states are little prepared for the next big flood and ten health centers in West Virginia have joined together to form a first of its kind partnership in the state. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning, a special report from Appalachia Health News contributor Jessie Wright-Mendoza about HIV and AIDS care in southern West Virginia.

That's on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Telling West Virginia's story.


W. Va. Not Considered a Bike Friendly State

Apr 18, 2016

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports on Saturday's Democratic Gubernatorial Forum and Appalachian Health News reporter Kara Lofton reports from the West Virginia Bike Summit.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - Telling West Virginia's story.

Autism: A West Virginia Story

Apr 12, 2016

On West Virginia Morning, a special report – “Autism: A West Virginia Story.”  Health reporter Kara Lofton talks with families about the challenges of getting needed therapies for their children.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.