Women helping women.
That’s the goal Community Health Advisors (CHA), a new program sponsored by the American Cancer Society that aims to train women to share the news about cancer screenings with women in their community.
The program is offered in 10 locations across the U.S., all in southern states, and in two areas in West Virginia: northern (Marion, Harrison and Lewis counties) and the south (Boone, Logan and Mingo counties).
“This peer education program finds women in the community to train about cancer and resources, while reaching out to women they know to talk about breast, cervical and colorectal cancer,” said Kathy Molnar, CHA manager with West Virginia ACS.
Community Health Advisors initiative aims to share the news about screenings with women
Women helping women.
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School calendar draws ‘pointed questions’
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A tractor-trailer truck caught fire on Interstate 79 late Sunday and delayed traffic for nearly three hours.
County couple facing drug charges following traffic stop
A Marion County couple was arrested in Monongah after a deputy pulled the driver over for not having a valid drivers license.
Occasion for Melanie and Brandon Gooch ‘so memorable’ in wake of 2012 derecho
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Volunteers lend talents to upcoming Empty Bowls Luncheon
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Sarah Sphon remains focused on community and helping others
Sarah Sphon’s two favorite things are community and helping others.
So when she and her family moved to Monongah in September 2012, she made sure to keep active in both.
5-year-old Christian Miller attempting to build normal life after multiple heart surgeries
Christian Miller was born with a broken heart.
He came into the world prematurely, when his mother, Jill, was just 30 weeks pregnant. Her water broke randomly in the middle of the night, most likely from an infection, the doctors told her.
Legislators busy until closing bell ends session
In Charleston, the final day of the legislative session came to a close at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, with the closing bell.
Legislators had until that bell to pass legislation, so that it can be put it before the governor for his signature.
Pothole repair expected to begin soon
Anyone who drives knows the poor condition most of the area’s roads are in.
But the pothole-ridden roadways aren’t just a problem in Marion County. And now the West Virginia Division of Highways is planning a multimillion-dollar effort to fix pothole damage across the state.
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