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Sheridan Sentenced to 7 1/2 Years, Must Repay $24.5M

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Ryan Sheridan, former owner of Braking Point Recovery Centers in Austintown and Whitehall, will serve up to 90 months in prison.  Judge Benita Y. Pearson, who handed down Sheridan’s sentence Wednesday afternoon, also required him to repay nearly $24.5 million to the Ohio Department of Medicaid. Sheridan, along with five associates, was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Ryan Sheridan, former owner of Braking Point Recovery Centers in Austintown and Whitehall, will serve up to 90 months in prison.  Judge Benita Y. Pearson, who handed down Sheridan’s sentence Wednesday afternoon, also required him to repay nearly $24.5 million to the Ohio Department of Medicaid. Sheridan,...

Supreme Court Rejects Fast-Track Review of Obamacare Suit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, making it highly unlikely that the justices would decide the case before the 2020 election. The court denied a request by 20 mainly Democratic states and the Democratic-led House of Representatives to […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to consider a fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Obama-era health care law, making it highly unlikely that the justices would decide the case before the 2020 election. The court denied a request by 20 mainly Democratic states and the...

Sight for All United Dispensing 600+ Pairs of Glasses to Kids

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The nonprofit Sight for All United is partnering with Eye Care Associates and Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. to dispense 614 pairs of glasses to children in need at Youngstown and Liberty schools this week. While schools are required to annually screen and identify kids for vision difficulties, more than half of those […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The nonprofit Sight for All United is partnering with Eye Care Associates and Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. to dispense 614 pairs of glasses to children in need at Youngstown and Liberty schools this week. While schools are required to annually screen and identify kids for vision difficulties,...

Report Documents Errors with Ohio’s Medicaid Payment System

ASSOCIATED PRESSCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A plan to address multiple problems that a federal audit identified with Ohio’s Medicaid system has been released and is showing signs of progress, said Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran. Corcoran told federal regulators the number of Medicaid applications pending for more than 45 days should be down to 8,000 by […]

ASSOCIATED PRESSCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A plan to address multiple problems that a federal audit identified with Ohio's Medicaid system has been released and is showing signs of progress, said Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran. Corcoran told federal regulators the number of Medicaid applications pending for more than 45 days should...

12 Rounds Class Keeps Everyone Fighting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Before anyone puts on boxing gloves for a couple of minutes at the punching bags, before any tires are flipped and before any kettlebells are pressed, Clemate Franklin encourages everyone in his 12 Rounds class to share why they’re there that day. For some, it’s health and...

Phoenix Rehab Acquires TuDor Physical Therapy

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Pittsburgh-based Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services has acquired TuDor Physical Therapy as it makes its first foray into Ohio.  The acquisition of TuDor brings to 117 the total number of clinicsoperated by Phoenix Rehab. “With Phoenix’s partnership, we are now part of a national practice and will be equipped to provide enhanced […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Pittsburgh-based Phoenix Rehabilitation and Health Services has acquired TuDor Physical Therapy as it makes its first foray into Ohio.  The acquisition of TuDor brings to 117 the total number of clinicsoperated by Phoenix Rehab. “With Phoenix’s partnership, we are now part of a national practice and will...

US Drinking More Now than Just Before Prohibition

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What’s more, it’s been rising for two decades, and it’s not clear when it will fall again. That’s the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in per-person consumption and increases in emergency […]

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Americans are drinking more now than when Prohibition was enacted. What's more, it's been rising for two decades, and it's not clear when it will fall again. That's the picture painted by federal health statistics, which show a rise in per-person...

Physical, Mental Fitness Takes Many Forms

By Marah MorrisonYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- It doesn’t matter if it’s Dec. 31 or Jan. 1, there is no perfect time for someone to begin to improve his health, says Creekside Fitness and Health Center instructor Tiffany Shirilla. What’s important, she says, is taking the first step.  Shirilla advocates practicing a...

Women Physicians Gather Jan. 15 for EmpowHERment

CANFIELD, Ohio — EmpowHERment, a support group for women in medicine, is holding its second event Wednesday evening at The Lake Club in Poland to focus on the challenges all women professionals face at work and at home. The group, formed by Dr. Meredythe McNally-Ryznar and Dr. Shannon McNally-Velasquez, held its inaugural event in September during […]

CANFIELD, Ohio -- EmpowHERment, a support group for women in medicine, is holding its second event Wednesday evening at The Lake Club in Poland to focus on the challenges all women professionals face at work and at home. The group, formed by Dr. Meredythe McNally-Ryznar and Dr. Shannon McNally-Velasquez, held its...

Cancer Group Finds Biggest One-Year Drop in US Death Rate

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterNEW YORK (AP) —  Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments.  The overall cancer death rate has been falling about 1.5% a year since 1991. It fell 2.2% from 2016 to 2017, according to […]

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical WriterNEW YORK (AP) —  Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to advances in lung-tumor treatments.  The overall cancer death rate has been falling about 1.5% a year since 1991. It fell 2.2% from...