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Manchin, Capito Announce $2.1 Million to Support Black Lung Clinics in West Virginia

Washington, DC – Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) announced their support of $2,196,969 for the Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program in West Virginia.  The funding will be available through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will support health services and treatment programs for those programs […]

NIOSH Announces Free, Confidential Black Lung Screenings for Coal Miners

SOURCE: CDC DATE: 7/12/2022 WASHINGTON, DC — The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will offer free, confidential black lung screenings to coal miners in August 2022. The screenings provide early detection of black lung disease, a serious but preventable disease in coal miners caused by breathing coal mine dust. Screenings are provided […]

HAVE YOU BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH BLACK LUNG WITH PROGRESSIVE MASSIVE FIBROSIS (PMF) OR WITH WORSENING OF YOUR DISEASE?

A Double Blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial Evaluating the Efficacy And Safety of Nintedanib Over 52Weeks in Patients With Progressive Fibrosing Coal Mine Dust-Induced Interstitial Lung Disease(PF-CMD-ILD) You may be eligible to participate in a research study to help understand the safety and effectiveness of an FDA approved medication, Nintedanib, in preventing progression of Black Lung. […]

Trumka among 17 to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Source: Associated Press Date: July 1, 2022 By: Darlene Superville WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S. Senate. Biden will also recognize Sandra Lindsay, the […]

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