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More Likely to Die from Opioids than Car Crash

ITASCA, Ill. – For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to a National Safety Council analysis. The odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose have risen to one in 96, exceeding the odds of dying […]

ITASCA, Ill. – For the first time in U.S. history, a person is more likely to die from an accidental opioid overdose than from a motor vehicle crash, according to a National Safety Council analysis. The odds of dying accidentally from an opioid overdose have risen to one in 96,...

NEOMED Seeks Patients to Assist in Student Training

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – The Wasson Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University is seeking standardized patients to assist in training and educating health care providers. Standardized patients are individuals trained to portray patients with a certain medical condition, such as a chronic headache or stomach pain. Students interview the patients to practice their communication and physical […]

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – The Wasson Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University is seeking standardized patients to assist in training and educating health care providers. Standardized patients are individuals trained to portray patients with a certain medical condition, such as a chronic headache or stomach pain. Students interview the patients to...

Johnson Pushes for Medicare Funding at Windsor House Tour

CANFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Amid the shutdown of the federal government, there’s another concern over funding that U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson has his eye on: Medicare. “If we don’t reform that program, there’s not going to be a Medicare. We need to protect Medicare, as well as Social Security, for seniors and those that are […]

CANFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Amid the shutdown of the federal government, there’s another concern over funding that U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson has his eye on: Medicare. “If we don’t reform that program, there’s not going to be a Medicare. We need to protect Medicare, as well as Social Security, for...

Workplace Wellness Programs Require Team Effort

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The importance of a healthy workforce is hard to overstate. Workers in good health are more productive during business hours and turn out higher quality work. There’s less absenteeism and morale tends to be higher. Then, there are the economic reasons. Chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and arthritis account […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The importance of a healthy workforce is hard to overstate. Workers in good health are more productive during business hours and turn out higher quality work. There’s less absenteeism and morale tends to be higher. Then, there are the economic reasons. Chronic diseases such as heart disease,...

Hospitals Now Must Post Prices – All of Them

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the clock struck midnight and a new year began, a new mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took effect requiring all hospitals in the country to post online a list of standard charges for items and services. Locally, the move has been hailed as a step toward full […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the clock struck midnight and a new year began, a new mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took effect requiring all hospitals in the country to post online a list of standard charges for items and services. Locally, the move has been hailed...

2019 Health Expo Seeks Vendors, Sponsors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vendors and sponsorships are being sought for the second annual Valley Health & Wellness Expo, to be held March 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. The expo provides residents an opportunity to explore health and wellness services and products, talk to experts one-on-one and learn more about […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Vendors and sponsorships are being sought for the second annual Valley Health & Wellness Expo, to be held March 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. The expo provides residents an opportunity to explore health and wellness services and products, talk to experts...

Valor Recovery to Add Inpatient Services

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Valor Recovery Center, which began operating in July, will offer residential treatment services for addiction starting Wednesday. Since last summer, Valor has offered partial hospitalization programming, outpatient programming and intensive outpatient programming, said Misty Long, executive director. Once the 33-bed residential unit is up and running, the rehabilitative behavioral health center will […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Valor Recovery Center, which began operating in July, will offer residential treatment services for addiction starting Wednesday. Since last summer, Valor has offered partial hospitalization programming, outpatient programming and intensive outpatient programming, said Misty Long, executive director. Once the 33-bed residential unit is up and running, the...

BWC Awards $945,000 in Safey Grants

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has awarded $945,000 in grants to 38 Ohio employers in 31 counties to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “With equipment purchases, these employers can prevent injuries to their workers and reduce workers’ compensation costs,” said Dr. Abe Al-Tarawneh,  superintendent […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has awarded $945,000 in grants to 38 Ohio employers in 31 counties to purchase equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. “With equipment purchases, these employers can prevent injuries to their workers and reduce workers’ compensation costs,”...

Abdu Center Receives Guardian of Excellence Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the sixth consecutive year, the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center has been presented with the Guardian of Excellence Award for patient satisfaction from Press Ganey Associates. The award is given to health-care centers in the top 5% for patient satisfaction, based on evaluations between May 2017 and April 2018, among […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the sixth consecutive year, the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center has been presented with the Guardian of Excellence Award for patient satisfaction from Press Ganey Associates. The award is given to health-care centers in the top 5% for patient satisfaction, based on evaluations between May...

Nearly 2,000 Ohioans Register for Medical Marijuana

COLUMBUS – Nearly 2,000 patients are registered in Ohio’s medical marijuana program, the state announced Monday. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy reports that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program received 1,948 recommendations in its patient and caregiver registry. Of those recommendations, 1,062 have activated their registry card. To date, Ohio has certified 11 Level 1 […]

COLUMBUS – Nearly 2,000 patients are registered in Ohio’s medical marijuana program, the state announced Monday. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy reports that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program received 1,948 recommendations in its patient and caregiver registry. Of those recommendations, 1,062 have activated their registry card. To date, Ohio...