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Vapes Spiked with Illegal Drugs Show Dark Side of CBD Craze

By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. “It’ll relax you,” the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn’t relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That’s because what he was vaping didn’t have any CBD, the suddenly popular compound extracted […]

By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated Press Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD. "It'll relax you," the friend assured. The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma. That's because what he was vaping didn't have any CBD,...

Briarfield Hosts ‘Dementia Live’ Event

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The public will have an opportunity to experience first-hand the cognitive impairment and sensory change that come with living with dementia. Dementia Live offers a 30-minute, high-impact simulation to immerse participants into living with dementia. Briarfield is partnering with Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Association to host Dementia […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The public will have an opportunity to experience first-hand the cognitive impairment and sensory change that come with living with dementia. Dementia Live offers a 30-minute, high-impact simulation to immerse participants into living with dementia. Briarfield is partnering with Ohio Living Home Health & Hospice and the...

Settlement Money Won’t Restore an Akron Upended by Opioids

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic. But for public officials in Akron, no amount of money […]

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The tentative settlement involving the opioid crisis and the maker of OxyContin could mean that thousands of local governments will one day be paid back for some of the costs of responding to the epidemic. But for public officials in...

What’s Ahead After Purdue Pharma Tentative Settlement

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Wednesday’s tentative $12 billion settlement by some state, local and tribal governments with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and the company’s owners could shape efforts to reach a global settlement with other manufacturers, drug distributors and retailers in lawsuits consolidated before a federal judge in Cleveland. […]

By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Wednesday's tentative $12 billion settlement by some state, local and tribal governments with Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, and the company's owners could shape efforts to reach a global settlement with other manufacturers, drug distributors and retailers in lawsuits consolidated before...

Scientists Rethink Alzheimer’s, Diversifying Drug Search

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer’s trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage. If they do, “we call it a unicorn,” said Donna Wilcock, an […]

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — When researchers at the University of Kentucky compare brains donated from people who died with dementia, very rarely do they find one that bears only Alzheimer's trademark plaques and tangles — no other damage. If they do, "we call it a...

Edgewood Surgical Focuses on Patient Comfort

TRANSFER, Pa. – Patients undergoing an MRI at Edgewood Surgical Hospital will encounter something they may not be used to. Instead of the more common, enclosed tube-like machine, the open MRI machine Edgewood uses has no sides, so it doesn’t completely surround a patient’s body. For a little extra comfort, a seascape-themed mural is featured […]

TRANSFER, Pa. – Patients undergoing an MRI at Edgewood Surgical Hospital will encounter something they may not be used to. Instead of the more common, enclosed tube-like machine, the open MRI machine Edgewood uses has no sides, so it doesn’t completely surround a patient’s body. For a little extra comfort,...

Hospital Closings Hit Hard in Wheeling, Martins Ferry

By JOHN RABY Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Carrie Jones is looking for work for the first time in two decades. She’s even more worried about what will happen to her psychiatric patients. “Where are they going to go?” Jones said. “We’re honestly like their family.” Jones is among nearly 1,100 employees being laid […]

By JOHN RABY Associated Press WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Carrie Jones is looking for work for the first time in two decades. She's even more worried about what will happen to her psychiatric patients. "Where are they going to go?" Jones said. "We're honestly like their family." Jones is among...

Briarfield Assisted Livings Earn State Recognition

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Two Briarfield assisted living communities were named among the top 20 assisted livings in the state by the Ohio Department of Aging’s Family Satisfaction Survey. The Inn at Ironwood at 6699 Ironwood Blvd. in Canfield placed 11th with an overall score of 94.5, and The Inn at Poland Way at 6501 Poland […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Two Briarfield assisted living communities were named among the top 20 assisted livings in the state by the Ohio Department of Aging’s Family Satisfaction Survey. The Inn at Ironwood at 6699 Ironwood Blvd. in Canfield placed 11th with an overall score of 94.5, and The Inn at...

Cleveland Clinic: Men Would Rather Do Housework than Go to Doctor

CLEVELAND — A new national survey by Cleveland Clinic reveals why a lot of men avoid going to the doctor and why some men hold back on certain issues once they’re at the doctor’s office. In an online survey among approximately 1,174 U.S. males 18 years or older, Cleveland Clinic found that 72% of men […]

CLEVELAND -- A new national survey by Cleveland Clinic reveals why a lot of men avoid going to the doctor and why some men hold back on certain issues once they’re at the doctor’s office. In an online survey among approximately 1,174 U.S. males 18 years or older, Cleveland Clinic...

Opioid Settlement Would Divide Money Based on Local Impact

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The multibillion-dollar settlement that the maker of OxyContin is negotiating to settle a crush of lawsuits over the nation’s opioid crisis contains formulas for dividing up the money among state and local governments across the country, The Associated Press has learned. The formulas […]

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The multibillion-dollar settlement that the maker of OxyContin is negotiating to settle a crush of lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis contains formulas for dividing up the money among state and local governments across the country, The Associated...