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Best Buy Sees Growth in Health Care Tech for Elderly

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO AP  Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, known for selling TV sets, cellphones and laptops, is looking to health care as a big source of its future growth. Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that in five years it hopes to provide 5 million seniors with health […]

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP  Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's largest consumer electronics chain, known for selling TV sets, cellphones and laptops, is looking to health care as a big source of its future growth. Best Buy Co. said Wednesday that in five years it hopes to provide...

‘Asking for Help Isn’t a Weakness’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch of a public-service announcement campaign in September, the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board is working to break the stigma that surrounds suicide and communicate to those most likely to kill themselves that seeking help is a sign of strength. Last year, 32 of the 41 completed suicides […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With the launch of a public-service announcement campaign in September, the Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board is working to break the stigma that surrounds suicide and communicate to those most likely to kill themselves that seeking help is a sign of strength. Last year, 32...

Akron Children’s Expands Behavioral Health Services

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is expanding its behavioral health services with the creation of a new space on its Boardman campus. A $2.3 million renovation of the former Youngstown Hearing and Speech building on Southern Boulevard, expected to be open to patients Dec. 10. Among the features of the addition are […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is expanding its behavioral health services with the creation of a new space on its Boardman campus. A $2.3 million renovation of the former Youngstown Hearing and Speech building on Southern Boulevard, expected to be open to patients Dec. 10. Among the...

RAM Event Offers Free Medical Services to Those in Need

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — On Saturday and Sunday, area residents in need of medical care can head to the Covelli Centre for free dental, vision, hearing and general examinations. The two-day event is one of 80 held annually throughout the United States by Remote Area Medical, or RAM, a Tennessee-based nonprofit that operates mobile medical clinics […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- On Saturday and Sunday, area residents in need of medical care can head to the Covelli Centre for free dental, vision, hearing and general examinations. The two-day event is one of 80 held annually throughout the United States by Remote Area Medical, or RAM, a Tennessee-based nonprofit...

Ohio Living Park Vista Being Sold to Natick HCG

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A representative of Ohio Living has confirmed the company is in the beginning phases of selling Ohio Living Park Vista. The retirement community, 1216 Fifth Ave., is being sold to Natick Healthcare Group LLC. Ohio Living expects the sale to be complete by early November, the representative said. The sale price was […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A representative of Ohio Living has confirmed the company is in the beginning phases of selling Ohio Living Park Vista. The retirement community, 1216 Fifth Ave., is being sold to Natick Healthcare Group LLC. Ohio Living expects the sale to be complete by early November, the representative...

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...

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,...

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...