Appalachia Health News

Appalachia Health News tells the story of our health challenges and how we overcome them throughout the region.


Our reporters cover topics such as women’s health, chronic disease and substance abuse, as well as documenting the health-related innovation, improvement and success within the Appalachian region.


Appalachia Health News is produced with support from CAMC and Marshall Health.

W.Va. Sees First Cases Of Drug-Resistant Fungi

While Candida auris is resistant to antibiotics, physicians have a set of medicines to treat the fungal infection. The difficult part is identifying the infection and prescribing the correct medication.

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Unite Us W.Va. Provides Assistance During Rollback Of Pandemic Benefits

Now that the state public health emergency has ended, monthly SNAP benefits have returned to the pre-COVID-19 public health emergency level based on the household’s income, assets, household size, and other non-financial factors. 

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Officials Remind Recipients Of Public Assistance To Check Their Benefits Status

During a Justice administration briefing, Ret. Maj. Gen. Jim Hoyer, director of the Joint Interagency COVID-19 Task Force, reminded West Virginians who receive state assistance to check the status of their benefits in light of the ending of the National Public Health Emergency.

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Appalachia Receives Annual $10 Million Allocation To Stop Drug Trafficking

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy announced $9.9 million in funding for the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program.

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