The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

January 9, 2013

Oak Hill couple advising others on black lung disease

Diagnoses double in past decade

(Continued)

Need information?

Local resources for black lung

prevention and care:

-- National Black Lung Association

Provides free benefits counseling and general support for miners and their families. They maintain local chapters throughout the state.

Call Joe and Nancy Massie at

304-469-3235.

-- New River Breathing Center,

Scarbro

Provides medical care, benefits counseling services, and general support.

Call 304-469-3261 or visit http://blacklungwv.org.

A breathing test at New River Breathing Center is $65, a chest X-ray is $84, and a doctor’s visit is $74. The clinic doesn’t charge for talking to people or helping them file a claim.

Their hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. They can also refer people to other clinics around the state.

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