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COVID-19 Didn’t Cause Appalachia’s Housing Crisis, But Advocates Say It Exacerbated It

Candice Kraus’s 10-year-old, Timothy, lives with sensory processing disorder. Camping was a terrifying experience.  Kraus and her family – Timothy, 9-year-old Gracie and Kraus’s husband, who’s no longer living with them – weren’t camping for pleasure. In late May, they were evicted from the trailer in which they’d lived for […]

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Parker McKenzie, 10, right, receives a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from nurse practitioner Amy Wahl with distraction help from certified child life specialist Haylee Rogers during the first COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Franklin County for children age 5-11 at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. Photo: Paul Vernon/AP Photo

Q&A: Appalachian Pediatrician Talks COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 1.5 million children aged 5-11 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The lower-dose was approved for children by the head of the CDC earlier this month. Lisa Costello is a pediatric hospitalist at WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital, president […]

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Matt Carroll has been in recovery for 10 years and advocates for medication in treating the disease of addiction. Federal and medical research supports his position. Photo: Todd Brase/100 Days in Appalachia

Medication and Recovery: Doctors Say Access to Critical Addiction Care is Difficult in Appalachia

Recovery from addiction is possible. For help, please call the free and confidential treatment referral hotline (1-800-662-HELP) or visit Matt Carroll has stories to tell – stories he’s not proud of but shares for a purpose. After years of living with substance use disorder and through multiple incarcerations associated […]

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Brandon Wallace is a cottage food producer based in Wheeling, West Virginia, who specializes in hand crafted foods that he sells locally. Photo: Christina White/ Provided

As COVID-19 Challenged Almost Every Industry, Appalachian Cottage Producers Found Ways to Thrive

When Charles and Vicky Grubb purchased their historic Point Pleasant, West Virginia, home in 2004, they never could’ve predicted it’d become the center of their business nearly a decade later. In 2012, the husband and wife team discovered their passion for creating decadent chocolates and have turned that passion into […]

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