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Lawmakers Survey Aftermath of ACA Inaction

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he will continue to work with his colleagues on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act in the wake of the apparent failure yesterday of efforts to repeal and/or replace the current law. The collapse – at least for now — of Senate Republicans’ efforts to […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he will continue to work with his colleagues on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act in the wake of the apparent failure yesterday of efforts to repeal and/or replace the current law. The collapse – at least for now --...

Cleveland Clinic Performs Third Face Transplant

CLEVELAND — In a 31-hour surgery in May, 11 Cleveland Clinic surgeons and multiple specialists performed the hospital’s third face transplant — and its first total face transplant – on a 21-year-old female who suffered severe facial trauma and other complications from a gunshot wound as a teenager. The surgery included transplantation of the scalp, […]

CLEVELAND -- In a 31-hour surgery in May, 11 Cleveland Clinic surgeons and multiple specialists performed the hospital’s third face transplant -- and its first total face transplant - on a 21-year-old female who suffered severe facial trauma and other complications from a gunshot wound as a teenager. The surgery...

Health Foundations OK Grants Totaling $355,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation have approved grants totaling $355,850 to 14 area health initiatives. During what’s termed the first grant cycle of the year, the Western Reserve Health Foundation awarded $278,500 and Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation $77,350. The largest grant, $100,000, was given to The […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation have approved grants totaling $355,850 to 14 area health initiatives. During what's termed the first grant cycle of the year, the Western Reserve Health Foundation awarded $278,500 and Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation $77,350. The largest grant,...

NEOMED Announces Two New Deans

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University has named new deans of its College of Pharmacy and the College of Graduate Studies, the university has announced. Dr. Richard J. Kasmer is the university’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Steven P. Schmidt is the new vice president for […]

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University has named new deans of its College of Pharmacy and the College of Graduate Studies, the university has announced. Dr. Richard J. Kasmer is the university’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Steven P. Schmidt is...

Direct Digital Radiography Advances Medical Diagnosis

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Updating their technological capabilities remains a focus of medical imaging services that serve physicians, hospitals and clinics. These providers of imaging services operate both independently and within hospitals. The biggest change in the industry is the advent of direct digital radiography, or DDR, says Ben Karmazin, director of operations for Cavalier Mobile […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Updating their technological capabilities remains a focus of medical imaging services that serve physicians, hospitals and clinics. These providers of imaging services operate both independently and within hospitals. The biggest change in the industry is the advent of direct digital radiography, or DDR, says Ben Karmazin, director...

Bluetooth Amplifies the Ability to Hear

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bluetooth technology is improving hearing devices for those with severe hearing loss, those who find it hard to hear others in a noisy environment – and those without a hearing loss. For those with normal hearing – the equivalent of 20/20 vision – Fortunato Figliano, executive director of the Centers For Hearing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bluetooth technology is improving hearing devices for those with severe hearing loss, those who find it hard to hear others in a noisy environment – and those without a hearing loss. For those with normal hearing – the equivalent of 20/20 vision – Fortunato Figliano, executive director...

‘State of Safety’ Not Good in Ohio, Pa.

ITASCA, Ill. — The state of Ohio and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania each received a grade of D from the National Safety Council in the organization’s first-of-its kind report on how well Americans are protected from risk of accidents. The report, The State of Safety, finds that no state earned an A and only seven […]

ITASCA, Ill. -- The state of Ohio and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania each received a grade of D from the National Safety Council in the organization’s first-of-its kind report on how well Americans are protected from risk of accidents. The report, The State of Safety, finds that no state earned...

Trumbull Memorial Hospital Appoints New President

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Memorial Hospital has named Ron Bierman as its president, the hospital announced Monday. Bierman previously served as the CEO of Affinity Medical Center from 2008-2016, CEO for certain Tenet Healthcare operations from 2005-2007, and CEO for certain Health Management Associates operations from 1998-2005, according to the announcement. “I am excited to […]

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Memorial Hospital has named Ron Bierman as its president, the hospital announced Monday. Bierman previously served as the CEO of Affinity Medical Center from 2008-2016, CEO for certain Tenet Healthcare operations from 2005-2007, and CEO for certain Health Management Associates operations from 1998-2005, according to the...

Drug Treatment Providers Fear GOP Health Care Bill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Professionals who deal with the affects of substance abuse fear the draft health-care bill being considered now by the U.S. Senate will worsen the opiate crisis in Ohio. About a dozen representatives of treatment clinics, hospitals and law enforcement joined U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown for a roundtable Monday morning at the offices […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Professionals who deal with the affects of substance abuse fear the draft health-care bill being considered now by the U.S. Senate will worsen the opiate crisis in Ohio. About a dozen representatives of treatment clinics, hospitals and law enforcement joined U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown for a roundtable...

NEOMED Researchers Work To Plug Blood Vessel Leaks

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — The human body, Dr. Charles Thodeti explains, is like a house and the cardiovascular system its plumbing. And just as not dealing with leaking or blocked pipes can spell trouble for a homeowner, faults in the blood vessels can create long-term health issues. “If there’s a block, it leads to a heart […]

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio -- The human body, Dr. Charles Thodeti explains, is like a house and the cardiovascular system its plumbing. And just as not dealing with leaking or blocked pipes can spell trouble for a homeowner, faults in the blood vessels can create long-term health issues. “If there’s a block,...