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Ohio Living Park Vista Receives Five-Star Rating

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio Living Park Vista has achieved a five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Nursing Home Compare Provider Rating Report. CMS is a federal agency that evaluates nursing homes on both the state and national level. Several factors that go into this rating including health inspection, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ohio Living Park Vista has achieved a five-star overall rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the Nursing Home Compare Provider Rating Report. CMS is a federal agency that evaluates nursing homes on both the state and national level. Several factors that go into...

BWC Proposes Reducing Premium Rates 12%

Kasich, BWC Propose $1.5B in Workers' Comp Rebates

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­­– The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is requesting its board of directors to approve a 12% reduction in private employer premium rates. If approved, the reduction would go into effect July 1. “Ohio is in an outstanding position as the cost of workers’ comp coverage continues to fall, thanks to fewer workplace […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio ­­– The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is requesting its board of directors to approve a 12% reduction in private employer premium rates. If approved, the reduction would go into effect July 1. “Ohio is in an outstanding position as the cost of workers’ comp coverage continues to...

Innovations Conference Focuses on Valley’s Health

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the past 40 years, the public perception of tobacco has resembled something of an inverted bell curve. In the late 1960s, it wasn’t uncommon to see celebrities of all sorts hawking their favorite brands. But then, new advertisements started popping up, warning bluntly that smoking kills. Today, advertisements dealing with tobacco […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Over the past 40 years, the public perception of tobacco has resembled something of an inverted bell curve. In the late 1960s, it wasn’t uncommon to see celebrities of all sorts hawking their favorite brands. But then, new advertisements started popping up, warning bluntly that smoking kills....

Poland Pharmacist Files Mandamus against Ohio Board

Ohio Board of Pharmacy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Poland pharmacist has filed a petition in the 7th District Court of Appeals asking the court to order the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to assess whether pharmacists are complying with the state’s drug distribution laws. “I’m a pharmacist and I don’t want to upset the board,” said Raymond Carlson, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A Poland pharmacist has filed a petition in the 7th District Court of Appeals asking the court to order the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to assess whether pharmacists are complying with the state’s drug distribution laws. “I’m a pharmacist and I don’t want to upset...

‘Innovations’ Event Thursday to Convene Health Partners

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the discussions that surround health care, there are topics that invariably arise. The cost of insurance. Access to health care. The quality of that care. Laws and taxes that go with the Affordable Care Act. But there are also topics that aren’t discussed as frequently. Topics such as education, zoning, the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – In the discussions that surround health care, there are topics that invariably arise. The cost of insurance. Access to health care. The quality of that care. Laws and taxes that go with the Affordable Care Act. But there are also topics that aren’t discussed as frequently. Topics...

‘Walk with a Doc’ Begins Jan. 25 at Southern Park

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program launches “Walk with a Doc” at the Southern Park Mall this month to help encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages across the region. The free program, funded by a grant from Area Health Education Center, begins 9 a.m. Jan. 25, at […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Youngstown State University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program launches “Walk with a Doc” at the Southern Park Mall this month to help encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages across the region. The free program, funded by a grant from Area Health Education Center, begins...

Updated: St. E’s Youngstown Lifts ‘Temporary Diversion’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Key laboratory equipment has been repaired and is back online, and Mercy Health – Youngstown’s St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren Hospital continue to provide laboratory services support as St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital restores its lab to full operation. St. Elizabeth announced Sunday morning that it was on “temporary diversion” after […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Key laboratory equipment has been repaired and is back online, and Mercy Health - Youngstown's St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren Hospital continue to provide laboratory services support as St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital restores its lab to full operation. St. Elizabeth announced Sunday morning that it...

Good Health Takes More than New Resolve

health and fitness roundtable

BOARDMAN, Ohio – There’s much more to diet, exercise and a healthful life than kicking off the New Year with a resolution to lose weight through watching your diet and exercising more. Indeed, there are many other factors and strategies people should consider when it comes to pursuing a fit lifestyle that carries on long […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – There’s much more to diet, exercise and a healthful life than kicking off the New Year with a resolution to lose weight through watching your diet and exercising more. Indeed, there are many other factors and strategies people should consider when it comes to pursuing a fit...

Sleep Disorders Are Serious Yet Treatable

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s hard to overstate the importance of sleep on the workplace. Some 40% of Americans don’t get the recommended seven to eight hours nightly, while 30% of employees report sleeping fewer than six hours, according to National Sleep Foundation reports. The cost to employers of sleep deprivation, the foundation calculated last year, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – It’s hard to overstate the importance of sleep on the workplace. Some 40% of Americans don’t get the recommended seven to eight hours nightly, while 30% of employees report sleeping fewer than six hours, according to National Sleep Foundation reports. The cost to employers of sleep deprivation,...

Try to Sleep. You’re Being Tested

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Walk past the lobby and small kitchenette, through the winding halls lined with occasional pieces of medical equipment, and you’ll find a few bedrooms. Each has the usual amenities: a queen-sized bed, a TV, a recliner, even a nightstand. But a few things stand out, most notably the infrared camera and a […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Walk past the lobby and small kitchenette, through the winding halls lined with occasional pieces of medical equipment, and you’ll find a few bedrooms. Each has the usual amenities: a queen-sized bed, a TV, a recliner, even a nightstand. But a few things stand out, most notably...