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Report: Prescription Drug Prices Down Slightly Last Year

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Prices for prescription drugs edged down by 1% last year, a rare result driven by declines for generics and slow, low growth in the cost of brand-name medications, the government said Thursday. Though modest, it was the first such price drop in 45 years, according to nonpartisan economic […]

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Prices for prescription drugs edged down by 1% last year, a rare result driven by declines for generics and slow, low growth in the cost of brand-name medications, the government said Thursday. Though modest, it was the first such price drop in 45...

Cleveland Clinic’s Community Benefit Tops $1B in 2018

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Clinic invested more than $1 billion in community benefit in 2018, the most in the health system’s history, the company announced. Community benefit is a measure of a hospital’s investment in its community through outreach programs, medical education, research, financial assistance, coverage of Medicaid shortfalls and subsidized care, according to a […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Clinic invested more than $1 billion in community benefit in 2018, the most in the health system’s history, the company announced. Community benefit is a measure of a hospital’s investment in its community through outreach programs, medical education, research, financial assistance, coverage of Medicaid shortfalls and...

New Akron Children’s Center Provides Middle Ground for Mental Health

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The new Akron Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Center won’t just provide space to handle more patients. It will also provide new methods of treatment and modes of care for kids and teenagers in the Mahoning Valley. In addition to nine exam rooms – triple what the current office has – the new […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The new Akron Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Center won’t just provide space to handle more patients. It will also provide new methods of treatment and modes of care for kids and teenagers in the Mahoning Valley. In addition to nine exam rooms – triple what the current...

Akron Children’s IDs Regional Pediatric Health Priorities

AKRON, Ohio – In its fourth community health needs assessment, Akron Children’s Hospital has identified pediatric health priorities for its service area through 2022. The three focus areas are improving access to mental health services; improving infant mortality rates, especially in communities of color; and identifying children with asthma and ensuring access to education that […]

AKRON, Ohio – In its fourth community health needs assessment, Akron Children’s Hospital has identified pediatric health priorities for its service area through 2022. The three focus areas are improving access to mental health services; improving infant mortality rates, especially in communities of color; and identifying children with asthma and...

Health Program Offers Free HIV Prevention Drug to Uninsured

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government launched a new program on Tuesday to provide an HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it. Taking certain anti-HIV drugs every day dramatically reduces the chances that someone who is still healthy […]

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The government launched a new program on Tuesday to provide an HIV prevention drug for free to people who need the protection but have no insurance to pay for it. Taking certain anti-HIV drugs every day dramatically reduces the chances that...

Mercy Expands Walk-in Care to North Lima Medical Center

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Mercy Health has expanded its walk-in care model to North Lima Medical Center and offering longer hours of operation. The medical center, 9471 Market St. in North Lima, is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. Walk-in care is focused on […]

NORTH LIMA, Ohio – Mercy Health has expanded its walk-in care model to North Lima Medical Center and offering longer hours of operation. The medical center, 9471 Market St. in North Lima, is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends....

Over 500K Pot Vapes Seized in 2 Years as Busts Rise in US

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authorities have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two years, according to an Associated […]

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — As health officials scrutinize marijuana vaping, it’s increasingly on law enforcement’s radar, too. From New York City to Nebraska farm country to California, authorities have seized at least 510,000 marijuana vape cartridges and arrested more than 120 people in the past two...

Podiatry Practice Launches Holiday Shoe, Sock Drive

BOARDMAN, Ohio – NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers has begun its 22nd annual holiday shoe and sock drive with the goal of delivering more than 500 pairs of shoes and hundreds of pairs of socks to local residents through the Salvation Army. The foot and ankle physicians and staff are collecting new or nearly new shoes […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – NOMS Ankle & Foot Care Centers has begun its 22nd annual holiday shoe and sock drive with the goal of delivering more than 500 pairs of shoes and hundreds of pairs of socks to local residents through the Salvation Army. The foot and ankle physicians and staff are collecting...

Donor to Match Pledges to LiveStrong at YMCA Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An anonymous donor has blessed the YMCA of Youngstown — and adult cancer survivors — by promising to match up to $6,000 on GivingTuesday for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program. GivingTuesday, this year celebrated Dec. 3, is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An anonymous donor has blessed the YMCA of Youngstown -- and adult cancer survivors -- by promising to match up to $6,000 on GivingTuesday for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program. GivingTuesday, this year celebrated Dec. 3, is a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of...

Join YMCA Today for No Joining Fee, 3rd Month Free

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The holidays are here and so are all those high-calorie goodies that pack on pounds. That’s why, as part of the YMCA of Youngstown mission to promote accessibility to fitness and good health, the Y is offering a $0 Joining Fee from Black Friday through Jan. 1, 2020. And to help new members keep […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The holidays are here and so are all those high-calorie goodies that pack on pounds. That’s why, as part of the YMCA of Youngstown mission to promote accessibility to fitness and good health, the Y is offering a $0 Joining Fee from Black Friday through Jan. 1, 2020. And...