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Pence breaks tie, Senate takes up health bill

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The Senate has voted to move ahead on health care legislation aimed at dismantling the Obama health law.

Capito says she'll vote for Senate to debate health overhaul

West Virginia's Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito says she'll vote for the Senate to go forward and debate legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Moms React to Possible ACA Repeal Video included

Plan to repeal Obamacare collapses in Senate Plan to repeal Obamacare collapses in Senate
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Priscilla Spence tells 13 News she's become a vocal opponent since Republican Senators renewed their efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare a few months ago. For Spence, it's something personal- her own declining health and the health of her disabled daughter- rely on provisions in the Affordable Care Act. 

Experts warn about dangers of wearing flip-flops

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Experts are warning flip-flop wearers of the permanent damage the shoes can cause.

Ohio hospital launches volunteer cuddling program to soothe opioid addicted babies

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While the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one hospital is making sure the youngest victims are in good hands. 

Family Focused Therapy, Sleep Affects Kidneys, ER Vacation Trip

Family Focused Therapy, Sleep Affects Kidneys, ER Vacation Trip

Mood and blood pressure

Mood and blood pressure

WV has the most smokers in the United States

West Virginia has the most smokers in the United States, Utah has the least according to the latest data from the CDC. Nearly a third of adults in West Virginia currently smoke cigarettes or use smokeless tobacco. In Utah, it's just over 11 percent.

Flu Vaccines for Kids

Flu Vaccines for Kids

WVU Medicine Health Report: National Immunization Awareness Month

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. And whether you’re young or old, getting your recommended vaccines helps keep you and everybody around you healthy. 

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