State Health Officer Dr. Matthew Christiansen

Lawmakers Grow Impatient With Lack Of Health Action

Lawmakers questioned West Virginia’s State Health Officer Matthew Christiansen during a meeting of the Joint Committee on Health about the agency’s lack of action.

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W.Va. First Foundation Elects Board Members

The foundation will handle 72.5 percent of the state’s settlement funds, while 24.5 percent will go to local governments. The remaining three percent will be held by the state in escrow to cover any outstanding attorney’s fees.

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DHHR Names New Medical Director For OEMS

State Health Officer and Commissioner of the West Virginia DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health, Dr. Matt Christiansen, announced Martin will replace interim director, Dr. Beth Toppins who served since April 2023.

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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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