Can Purdue Pharma’s opioid settlement win judge’s approval?

BOSTON (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has set in motion a multibillion-dollar plan to settle thousands of lawsuits over the deadly opioid ...

September 16th, 2019 |  


Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near

TORONTO (AP) — The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health official...

September 13th, 2019 |  


Breastfeeding shower held at health department

Breastfeeding shower held at health department

To celebrate breastfeeding month, the WIC office in Fayette County recently held a baby shower for their pregnant moms. It was held at the health depa...

September 13th, 2019 |  



Fall vegetable options plentiful

Fall vegetable options plentiful

I love to eat seasonal produce such as strawberries in the spring and sweet corn in the summer, but besides apples, I’m not sure what’s in...

September 13th, 2019 |  


FCMH looks to secure financing

FCMH looks to secure financing

The Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Board of Trustees passed a resolution this week to ask the Fayette County Commissioners to support financi...

September 12th, 2019 |  


Generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt settles 2 opioid lawsuits

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the largest makers of generic opioids has settled a lawsuit with two Ohio counties in a move that means the company will...

September 6th, 2019 |  


US health officials report 3rd vaping death, repeat warning

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathi...

September 6th, 2019 |  


September is National Childhood Obesity Month

Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when a person carries excess weight or body fat that might affect their health. About 1 in 5 (19%) children...

September 6th, 2019 |  


Ohio investigates new reports of possible vaping illness

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials say they’re investigating 11 additional reports of Ohioans who vape who experienced severe breathin...

September 5th, 2019 |  


FCMH program raises suicide awareness

FCMH program raises suicide awareness

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Fayette County Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to ...

September 5th, 2019 |