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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

  • Posted at 7:52 AM
    Having the ability to provide law enforcement with detailed information is key to keeping crime out of Cabell County communities. The new Cabell County Crime Tips App does just that by allowing individuals who witness suspicious activity to quickly report it to the Cabell County Sheriff’s ... read more

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

  • Posted at 11:07 AM
    DC Corp has partnered with Wired Real Estate Group Inc. ("WiredRE") for strategy, development, and awareness within the cloud, colocation, and data center market. Just 60 miles west of Ashburn's "Data Center Alley", the West Virginia data center market has seen abundant activity, becoming home to data centers for Salesforce.com, NOAA Supercomputer, IRS, and U.S. Coast Guard. The region overall is host to 8 of the 10 largest colocation providers, including AT&T, CoreSite, Digital Realty Trust, DuPont Fabros Technology, ... read more

Monday, September 15, 2014

  • Posted at 7:00 AM
    MedExpress Urgent Care, a national leader in delivering high-quality and convenient walk-in medical care, is now offering flu shots for ages four and up at each of its 135 centers across the country and advising patients to get their flu shot early. According to the CDC, all 2013-2014 flu vaccines expired at the end of June, making late summer and early fall an ideal time to get vaccinated for the upcoming flu season. MedExpress Vice President of Provider and Clinical ... read more

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

  • Posted at 3:42 PM
    Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) announced today that West Virginia locals have ratified the labor agreement the two parties reached on Aug. 3. The new contract will expire in August 2017. “With the CWA ... read more

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

  • Posted at 1:34 PM
    Essay Thinker, a company dedicated to offering custom writing services to students all around the world, recently announced the launch of its website. To celebrate its launch, the site has added several interesting new features to the site, such as easy ordering and extra security features. According to a representative of Essay Thinker, getting help with a research paper or other writing project has never been easier. The website's easy order form allows customers to place orders in just 30 seconds--users ... read more

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • Hospitals Fined $529 Million --- SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 6, 2014
    Posted at 7:10 AM
    Medicare will fine hospitals $529 million for serving Medicare patients twice in 30 days. The fines reduce hospital care for seniors, thus saving Medicare money. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133779 The largest fines are $4 million each for Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia; Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago; and Florida Hospital in Orlando. Total fines by state range from $51 million in New York, $40 million in Illinois, $38 million in Florida, and $33 million in California, ... read more

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

  • Medicare Plans to Penalize Hospital Use --- SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., July 15, 2014
    Posted at 7:48 AM
    Medicare plans to penalize hospital use for 4.9 million seniors who get health care from Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of doctors and hospitals which sign up to receive rewards from Medicare if they cut Medicare spending on their patients. They also receive protection from antitrust and kickback rules. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140714/126889 The rewards which ACOs receive are changing. Out are rewards for cholesterol management and anti-clotting treatment. In are rewards for keeping patients out of hospitals. Three quarters of ... read more

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

  • Hospitals Punished for Followup Care --- SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., May 30, 2014
    Posted at 4:02 AM
    Medicare has announced plans to penalize 2,633 hospitals for giving followup care to seniors, even if the care was appropriate. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140529/92441) Northwestern Memorial in Chicago is the largest hospital in Illinois. It did 1,651 elective hip and knee replacements for Medicare in 2009-2012, and will pay 46% of the revenue from those operations as a penalty. Froedtert Memorial Lutheran in Milwaukee did 245 replacements and will pay a 96% penalty. Nationwide, 223 hospitals face penalties which are over a fifth of ... read more

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

  • Posted at 11:15 AM
    WHO: Verizon Wireless, operator of the nation's largest 4G LTE network. WHAT: Verizon Wireless has enhanced (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) network coverage in Medina, W.Va. 4G LTE empowers Verizon Wireless customers with compatible devices to browse the Web, post status updates and photos, and download files wirelessly at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. WHERE: Verizon Wireless debuted its 4G LTE network in West Virginia in December 2010. Today, more customers along Interstate 77 in Jackson ... read more
  • Posted at 7:45 AM
    The Eye Foundation of America announced today that it is working with the Gourami Eye Institute, a fully-equipped eye hospital in Rajahmundry, India (300 miles east of Hyderabad) to provide international learning opportunities for ophthalmology students who have an interest in diabetic retinopathy. The program will provide students hands-on experience performing in-the-field diabetic retinopathy preventative screenings as well as hospital-based experience at the Goutami Eye Institute, which is also a teaching hospital. Dr. V. K. Raju, founder and medical director ... read more

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • Posted at 9:01 PM
    AT&T* today announced beginning Friday, May 23 it will expand Digital Life to cover Wheeling, Steubenville, and Weirton. AT&T Digital Life ® makes customers' lives easier by simplifying the management of their home. Digital Life offers security, convenience and peace of mind, in a customizable and easy-to-use experience from smartphones, tablets or computer. Starting Friday, May 23, customers can receive a live demo and purchase Digital Life in company owned retail stores or purchase online at att.com/digitallife. With these new additions, ... read more

Thursday, May 15, 2014

  • Posted at 8:10 AM
    ListHub, the leading distributor of U.S. property listings to US publisher websites and provider of real estate performance metrics, today announces a deal with Systems Engineering, Inc. (SEI) to make ListHub available to SEI's 130 Navica MLS System customers nationwide. ListHub, also a premier distributor of US property listings to international publisher websites, is operated by Move, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOVE). The agreement with SEI positions ListHub to potentially add up to 130 new MLSs to ListHub's current network of ... read more

Friday, April 25, 2014

  • Posted at 6:51 AM
    Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR) and the local West Virginia Communications Workers of America (CWA) have extended their existing contract until 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014. “We continue to make progress during our discussions with the CWA, and we’re hopeful ... read more

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

  • AT&T 4G LTE Available In Bluefield --- BLUEFIELD, W.Va., April 9, 2014
    Posted at 6:34 AM
    AT&T* has turned on the nation's most reliable 4G LTE network** in Bluefield, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Watch here to see several of the benefits AT&T 4G LTE provides, including: -- Faster speeds. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile Internet speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G***. Customers can stream, download, upload and game faster ... read more

Monday, March 24, 2014

  • MedExpress Offers Tobacco Cessation Program --- MORGANTOWN, W.Va., March 24, 2014
    Posted at 11:31 AM
    MedExpress Urgent Care, a national leader in delivering high-quality, convenient and affordable walk-in care, is now offering a tobacco cessation program in all of its West Virginia locations. Individuals interested in quitting tobacco can visit MedExpress to receive counseling, quitting resources, support and medical advice from health care professionals. As part of the Affordable Care Act's emphasis on wellness and prevention, MedExpress' Tobacco Cessation Program is available, in most cases, with no out-of-pocket charges to patients from either MedExpress or ... read more

Friday, March 14, 2014

  • Posted at 10:15 AM
    The following is being released by the Claims Administrator for the DRAM Settlement Fund by order of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Settlements totaling $310 million have been reached with 12 manufacturers of Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) over accusations of price fixing. Class counsel and state Attorneys General alleged that the price fixing caused millions of consumers and businesses in West Virginia and around the country to pay too much for DRAM and products ... read more

Monday, March 10, 2014

  • Posted at 5:30 AM
    AT&T* has invested more than $250 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in West Virginia from 2011 through 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance for residents and business customers. Advancing its Project Velocity IP (VIP), a three-year investment plan to expand and enhance its wireless and wired IP broadband networks, AT&T in 2013 made 504 network upgrades in West Virginia, including new cell sites and addition of wireless capacity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120612/DA23287LOGO "West Virginia ... read more