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2 03, 2021

From the Well | March 2, 2021

By |2021-03-03T17:01:46+00:00March 2nd, 2021|Top Stories|

Health   Senate debates drug screening for those seeking assistance   The Senate had on second reading today Com. Sub. for  SB 387, which relates to drug screening applicants for cash assistance. Sen. Ron Stollings, D-Boone, moved to amend the bill by removing marijuana from the substances subject to a drug screen. Health Chairman Mike Maroney, R-Marshall, spoke against the amendment as it was defeated in committee. He noted the state has "laid and egg" with regard to [...]

1 03, 2021

CMS News Alert | March 1, 2021

By |2021-03-01T18:38:54+00:00March 1st, 2021|Top Stories|

What Your Community Needs to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines Lo Que Su Comunidad Necesita Saber Sobre Las Vacunas Contra el COVID-19  Tues., March 2, 2021 Martes, 2 de Marzo de 2021 12:00 pm —1:00 pm ET REGISTER: http://bit.ly/CFBNP-030221 Regístrese Aquí: http://bit.ly/CFBNP-030221     Join the National Latino Evangelical Coalition (NaLEC) for a webinar about what communities need to know about the COVID-19 virus and the vaccines that will help to slow the spread and save lives. The webinar, co-hosted with the Partnership [...]

1 03, 2021

March 1, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-03-02T15:57:24+00:00March 1st, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Pain Catastrophizing, Emotional Disorders Associated with TJA Outcomes A study published online in The Journal of Arthroplasty assessed how pain catastrophizing and emotional disorders impact total joint arthroplasty (TJA) outcomes. A total of 463 patients preoperatively completed the Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS) and Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, which were compared to the visual analog scale (VAS) pain score, Oxford Knee Score, Harris Hip Score, and Knee Society Score after one year. Higher [...]

1 03, 2021

From the Well | March 1, 2021

By |2021-03-02T15:47:17+00:00March 1st, 2021|Top Stories|

Sheetz to build distribution depot   Sheetz selects Kearneysville for one of only two truck transfer stations serving six-state coverage area   Gov. Jim Justice announced today that convenience store chain Sheetz Inc. will build a $2 million distribution truck transfer station at Burr Industrial Park in Kearneysville.When completed, the truck transfer station will employ 34 workers. That number includes the creation of 30 new jobs, primarily for truck drivers and delivery assistants. Interviews will begin in the [...]

28 02, 2021

From the Well | February 28, 2021

By |2021-03-01T18:58:17+00:00February 28th, 2021|Top Stories|

Governor issues State of Preparedness     Fifty counties included in advance of potential flooding   Gov. Jim Justice has declared a State of Preparedness in advance of potential flooding that may affect West Virginia next week.   This State of Preparedness covers the 50 West Virginia counties currently categorized by the National Weather Service as being under a Flood Watch or a Hazardous Weather Outlook. Certain regions within these counties are currently under a Flood Warning, according to the [...]

26 02, 2021

February 26, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-03-01T19:05:52+00:00February 26th, 2021|Top Stories|

Fundraising   Senate Judiciary took up SB263, which amends current law to enable charitable organizations to conduct online raffles to raise funds for their causes. Under current law, a raffle cannot be conducted online in West Virginia. (See H2C Blog Post from Sept. 2020-- Charitable Raffles in West Virginia: Is it Time to Move Online?)   Committee counsel Thomas Smith, Esq. briefly explained the contents of the bill. The bill has been converted into a committee substitute, which a mends definition [...]

25 02, 2021

From the Well | February 25, 2021

By |2021-03-01T18:59:05+00:00February 25th, 2021|Top Stories|

Fundraising   Senate Judiciary took up SB263, which amends current law to enable charitable organizations to conduct online raffles to raise funds for their causes. Under current law, a raffle cannot be conducted online in West Virginia. (See H2C Blog Post from Sept. 2020-- Charitable Raffles in West Virginia: Is it Time to Move Online?)   Committee counsel Thomas Smith, Esq. briefly explained the contents of the bill. The bill has been converted into a committee substitute, which a mends definition [...]

25 02, 2021

Listen Now to the Advocacy Podcast

By |2021-02-25T18:41:35+00:00February 25th, 2021|Top Stories|

      Through conversations with experts on health policy issues affecting musculoskeletal health, episodes feature insights on the changing landscape of orthopaedic surgery plus advocacy efforts to advance quality and access to care.     NEW EPISODE     EPISODE 16 Partisanship and Public Health in the New Administration FEATURING Erin Durkin National Journal Health Care Correspondent    LISTEN NOW       OTHER EPISODES     EPISODE 15 Repeal of Antitrust Exemption for Health Insurers George Slover, [...]

24 02, 2021

February 24, 2021 | Today’s News

By |2021-02-25T18:18:35+00:00February 24th, 2021|Top Stories|

  Today's Top Story Study: Perioperative IV Iron Supplementation Improves Hemoglobin Levels After TJA A systematic review and meta-analysis published online in the Journal of the AAOS ® assessed whether iron supplementation improved postoperative hemoglobin levels after total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Data from seven randomized, controlled trials were included. Intra- and postoperative intravenous (IV) iron supplementation increased postoperative hemoglobin levels and, in two studies, reduced rates of anemia at 30 days after surgery. Postoperative oral iron supplementation did [...]

24 02, 2021

From the Well | February 24, 2021

By |2021-02-25T18:17:52+00:00February 24th, 2021|Top Stories|

Bills Passed by Both Chambers   Two bills have completed the legislative process by both houses and are awaiting the Governor's signature.   HB2358, Updates the meaning of federal adjusted gross income and other terms used in West Virginia Personal Income Tax Act, and HB2359, which updates the meaning of federal taxable income and other terms used in the West Virginia Corporation Net Income Tax Act.   Technology & Infrastructure   House Technology & Infrastructure met this afternoon [...]