Thursday, October 26, 2017
Today, President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency. This declaration will help expand access to treatment for patients in rural communities and give states flexibility in using federal grant funds to target those...
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
In the beginning of September, I launched a journey to interview an underdog elected official in each of the 50 states. Concurrently, the country has been filled with divisiveness about President Trump, about kneeling during the national anthem, and...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
West Virginians believe the opioid epidemic is the most important health issue in the state, followed by obesity and cancer, according to a state-based public opinion survey conducted by Zogby Analytics and commissioned by ReasearchAmerica...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
MARTINSBURG — It was a tale of two senators at Shepherd University’s research forum held Monday, with Sen. Joe Manchin D-WVa. addressing the country’s opioid crisis, while Shelly Moore Capito R-W.Va, stressed the importance for West Virginia to tap...
Monday, October 16, 2017
The opioid epidemic is the most important health issue in West Virginia, above obesity, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and dental disease, according to a state-based public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America. A...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Opioid addiction now ranks as the number number one health issue in West Virginia –above obesity, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and dental disease — according to a survey of state residents released Monday. Commissioned by Research...
Monday, October 16, 2017
Shepherd University hosted an event Monday exploring the possibility of more efficient ways for universities, industry, government, and scientific researchers to work together to combat the opioid epidemic. And a recent public opinion survey...
Monday, October 16, 2017
SHEPHERDSTOWN, W. Va. — Every day in America, 142 people die from drug overdoses. Or as one of the five participants in a panel discussion Monday at Shepherd University said, more people die in one year from overdoses than all those killed in the...
Monday, October 16, 2017
SHEPHERDS TOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University hosted a panel discussion Monday entitled “West Virginia Research and Innovation: A Catalyst for Better Health and Economic Growth”. The presentation was a look at how university-based research is...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Migraine symptoms are severe -- pain, headache, dizziness, light sensitivity, nausea, affected vision, general irritability. Even one of those on their own would be enough to stop your productivity in its tracks, but when you get a combination of...

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