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Colleges Struggle with Soaring Student Demand for Counseling

By COLLIN BINKLEY and LARRY FENN Associated PressMore college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than three dozen public universities found. […]

By COLLIN BINKLEY and LARRY FENN Associated PressMore college students are turning to their schools for help with anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, and many must wait weeks for treatment or find help elsewhere as campus clinics struggle to meet demand, an Associated Press review of more than...

Southwoods Earns National Excellence Awards

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods has earned the 2019 Pinnacle of Excellence Award and the 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey Associates. The Pinnacle of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing clients from health-care organizations nationwide on the basis of extraordinary achievement and maintaining high levels of excellence for at least three […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods has earned the 2019 Pinnacle of Excellence Award and the 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey Associates. The Pinnacle of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing clients from health-care organizations nationwide on the basis of extraordinary achievement and maintaining high levels of...

Medicare Drug Plan Finder Can Steer Seniors to Higher Costs

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare’s revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the most commonly used tool on […]

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare's revamped prescription plan finder can steer unwitting seniors to coverage that costs much more than they need to pay, according to people who help with sign-ups as well as program experts. Serving some 60 million Medicare recipients, the plan finder is the...

Chiropractors Make Pain Relief Physical

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — As the national opioid crisis has taken its toll, many have taken to searching for new methods to treat pain, both patients and doctors alike. Those searches have led to a surge of new patients for chiropractors. At its core, chiropractic care is about the spine and remedying the issues that come […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- As the national opioid crisis has taken its toll, many have taken to searching for new methods to treat pain, both patients and doctors alike. Those searches have led to a surge of new patients for chiropractors. At its core, chiropractic care is about the spine and...

St. Elizabeth Hospital Reverified as Level I Trauma Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital has been reverified as an Adult Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The certification recognizes devotion to optimal care for critically injured patients, Mercy Health said in a statement. The verification extends St. Elizabeth’s trauma center status through 2022.  “Providing the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital has been reverified as an Adult Level I Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The certification recognizes devotion to optimal care for critically injured patients, Mercy Health said in a statement. The verification extends St. Elizabeth’s trauma center...

AMA Calls for Ban on All E-cigarette, Vaping Products

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical WriterThe American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to achieve a ban, but the […]

By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical WriterThe American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations or legal action to...

Drug Cost Legislation Gets Push from White House

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says President Donald Trump’s top domestic […]

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says...

Doctors: Warmer World is Unhealthier Place for Children

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. With increasing diarrhea diseases, more dangerous heat waves, air pollution and increases in mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue fever […]

By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different health problems than their parents experienced, an international report by doctors said. With increasing diarrhea diseases, more dangerous heat waves, air pollution and increases in mosquito-borne...

Cleveland Clinic Gets $261M Gift from Sale of LORD Corp.

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Clinic has received the largest gift in its nearly 100-year history with a $261 million distribution from the Lord Foundation of Ohio. The distribution was made possible by the sale of LORD Corp., a privately held manufacturing company, to Parker Hannifin Corp. The sale has led to the distribution of more […]

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Clinic has received the largest gift in its nearly 100-year history with a $261 million distribution from the Lord Foundation of Ohio. The distribution was made possible by the sale of LORD Corp., a privately held manufacturing company, to Parker Hannifin Corp. The sale has led...

Google’s Health Care Ambitions Now Involve Patient Data

By RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. healthcare system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant’s latest foray into the health industry. Announcement of its arrangement with the Catholic health care system Ascension followed a Wall […]

By RACHEL LERMAN AP Technology WriterSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. healthcare system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant's latest foray into the health industry. Announcement of its arrangement with the Catholic health care...