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Cholesterol Levels Dropping in US, but Many Still Need Care

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Some good health news: Americans’ cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say Monday’s report suggests a controversial change in recommendations for cholesterol treatment may be starting to pay off. “It is very heartening,” said Dr. Pankaj Arora of […]

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Some good health news: Americans' cholesterol levels are dropping, and more people at especially high risk are getting treatment. Researchers say Monday's report suggests a controversial change in recommendations for cholesterol treatment may be starting to pay off. "It is very heartening,"...

Ohio Counties to Be Part of $350M Federal Opioid Study

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Ohio communities will be part of a $350 million federal study analyzing drug intervention techniques and policies. Ten Ohio counties will be among the first wave of communities participating in the National Institutes of Health’s HEALing Communities Study, The Portsmouth Daily Times reported. About $66 million will be channeled for the […]

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Ohio communities will be part of a $350 million federal study analyzing drug intervention techniques and policies. Ten Ohio counties will be among the first wave of communities participating in the National Institutes of Health's HEALing Communities Study, The Portsmouth Daily Times reported. About $66 million...

Blackburn Home Celebrates 85 Years of Serving Seniors

POLAND, Ohio – In the early 1900s, the late Sylvester Blackburn was looking for a place that would take care of his ailing mother. The local Coitsville farmer was the only caregiver of his mother, said Michelle Rudge, director of the Blackburn Home. In the 1900s, there weren’t any assisted...

Mercy Health-Youngstown Earns Gold Medal Award

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the third year in a row, Mercy Health-Youngstown’s internal medicine residency program was awarded with the 2019 Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal Award, which was presented to Mercy by the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians, recognizes internal medicine resident physicians for their accomplishments in research. “We are […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the third year in a row, Mercy Health-Youngstown’s internal medicine residency program was awarded with the 2019 Gold Medal Award. The Gold Medal Award, which was presented to Mercy by the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Physicians, recognizes internal medicine resident physicians for their...

For Some, Fathers are ‘Cautionary Tales’ About Health

By Jeff Grabmeier, Ohio State NewsCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Some adults see their mothers and fathers as still influencing their own health – but in very different ways, according to a new study. In interviews with 45 married couples, researchers found that mothers influenced their adult children’s health in the same way they had through life […]

By Jeff Grabmeier, Ohio State NewsCOLUMBUS, Ohio -- Some adults see their mothers and fathers as still influencing their own health – but in very different ways, according to a new study. In interviews with 45 married couples, researchers found that mothers influenced their adult children's health in the same...

Cleveland Clinic, American Well Launching Digital Health Company

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Clinic and the Boston-based American Well are partnering on a telehealth initiative to offer comprehensive and high-acuity care services. The Clinic will offer virtual care from its specialists through American Well’s digital health technology platform. The goal is to lead the industry toward integrated, digital care delivery models that complement and […]

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland Clinic and the Boston-based American Well are partnering on a telehealth initiative to offer comprehensive and high-acuity care services. The Clinic will offer virtual care from its specialists through American Well's digital health technology platform. The goal is to lead the industry toward integrated, digital care...

Mercy to Honor Three with Health Care Visionary Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley will honor the recipients of this year’s Health Care Visionary Awards during a dinner Wednesday at The Vineyards at Pine Lake in North Lima. The honorees are Ralph “Skip” Barone of Our Community Kitchen, the Rev. Dr. Lewis Macklin III of Holy Trinity Missionary Baptist Church and […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley will honor the recipients of this year’s Health Care Visionary Awards during a dinner Wednesday at The Vineyards at Pine Lake in North Lima. The honorees are Ralph “Skip” Barone of Our Community Kitchen, the Rev. Dr. Lewis Macklin III of Holy...

QuickMed Opens 2nd Office in Liberty Township

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – QuickMed Urgent Care this week marked the opening of its office at 3499 Belmont Ave., the second 24/7 urgent care facility operated by the locally owned company. Joining QuickMed executives and medical practitioners at the ribbon cutting were officials from Liberty Township. The company’s flagship office is at 421 S. High St. […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – QuickMed Urgent Care this week marked the opening of its office at 3499 Belmont Ave., the second 24/7 urgent care facility operated by the locally owned company. Joining QuickMed executives and medical practitioners at the ribbon cutting were officials from Liberty Township. The company's flagship office is...

Nursing Homes Adapt to New Medicare Payment Model

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Changes in Medicare reimbursement rates for skilled nursing facilities are causing them to create discharge plans before patients arrive.  Reimbursement rates, workforce shortages, a lack of educational tools for caregivers and federal quality measures used to grade facilities were among the issues discussed by long-term care professionals at a Senior Health Care […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Changes in Medicare reimbursement rates for skilled nursing facilities are causing them to create discharge plans before patients arrive.  Reimbursement rates, workforce shortages, a lack of educational tools for caregivers and federal quality measures used to grade facilities were among the issues discussed by long-term care professionals...

‘Ask for Her’ to Fight Breast Cancer, Southwoods Says

BOARDMAN, Ohio – There are tens of thousands of women in the Mahoning Valley, but what really got the ball rolling on Southwoods Health’s new Ask for Her campaign were the hundreds that it employs. “Only 30% of our eligible staff went out and got their mammograms. They’re people who live in health care and […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – There are tens of thousands of women in the Mahoning Valley, but what really got the ball rolling on Southwoods Health’s new Ask for Her campaign were the hundreds that it employs. “Only 30% of our eligible staff went out and got their mammograms. They’re people who...