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Appalachia Health News tells the story of our health challenges and how we overcome them throughout the region. 

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren - An Interview

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As the opioid crisis continues to impact Appalachia, children are being left behind. This morning we have the first of a series of stories about grandparents who take on the role of primary caregiver for their grandchildren. To begin the series, health reporter Kara Lofton talks with professor Megan Dolbin-MacNab - a researcher at Virginia Tech who is studying grandparent headed families - about the health impacts of this arrangement. 

This is the first installment in a series that will continue over the next month or so, exploring the health impacts of grandparents raising grandchildren in West Virginia.

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Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and WVU Medicine.


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