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More Workers Test Positive for Illicit Drug Use

SECAUCUS, N.J — The rate of workers testing positive for illegal drug use hit a 14-year high in 2018, according to a new analysis released this week by Quest Diagnostics. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly 5% in urine drug tests (4.2% in 2017 versus 4.4% in 2018), climbing to the highest […]

SECAUCUS, N.J -- The rate of workers testing positive for illegal drug use hit a 14-year high in 2018, according to a new analysis released this week by Quest Diagnostics. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly 5% in urine drug tests (4.2% in 2017 versus 4.4% in...

Trumbull Regional Women Donate $50K to Diabetes Effort

WARREN, Ohio – The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Regional Medical Center has donated $50,000 to the Women United in Trumbull County program to support the group’s diabetes initiative. Women United, a group affiliated with United Way of Trumbull County, was started in November and has directed much of its focus on addressing diabetes in the […]

WARREN, Ohio – The Women’s Auxiliary at Trumbull Regional Medical Center has donated $50,000 to the Women United in Trumbull County program to support the group’s diabetes initiative. Women United, a group affiliated with United Way of Trumbull County, was started in November and has directed much of its focus...

gLeaf Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Warren

WARREN, Ohio – Katie Barb of Warren has experienced her share of health problems.  She’s struggled with several illnesses – some of which were treated in the past with opiates. “That landed me in rehab in 2011, and I don’t want to go that route again,” she says.  “I was on about 30-some pills.” Barb’s […]

WARREN, Ohio – Katie Barb of Warren has experienced her share of health problems.  She’s struggled with several illnesses – some of which were treated in the past with opiates. “That landed me in rehab in 2011, and I don’t want to go that route again,” she says.  “I was...

Better Knees with Mercy’s Mako Robot

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Inside an operating room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Dr. Jeff Johnston holds a handle connected to the arm of a Mako surgical robot. Across from him is a screen with six images – it’s the same knee, just different views – criss-crossed with green lines, representing where he will make cuts […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Inside an operating room at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, Dr. Jeff Johnston holds a handle connected to the arm of a Mako surgical robot. Across from him is a screen with six images – it’s the same knee, just different views – criss-crossed with green lines, representing...

Helms Foundation Seeks Art Therapy for Valley

Helms Foundation

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After an eight-hour day of work, Christie Galazia looks forward to being home, picking up her paintbrushes and working on a canvas. “It’s nice to come home and to do something for me where I can relax and focus on other than what happened during the day at work,” says Galazia, who […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – After an eight-hour day of work, Christie Galazia looks forward to being home, picking up her paintbrushes and working on a canvas. “It’s nice to come home and to do something for me where I can relax and focus on other than what happened during the day...

Full Scope of Specialties on Display at Health Expo

Valley Health & Wellness Expo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it comes to discussions of health care in the Mahoning Valley, it’s the major players that draw much of the attention. Organizations such as Mercy Health, Steward Health Care System, Southwoods Health and One Health Ohio all provide a vast array of services, but the spectrum of care in the region […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – When it comes to discussions of health care in the Mahoning Valley, it’s the major players that draw much of the attention. Organizations such as Mercy Health, Steward Health Care System, Southwoods Health and One Health Ohio all provide a vast array of services, but the spectrum...

Austinwoods Opens Assisted Living Wing

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The recently completed assisted living wing at the Woodlands at Austinwoods Healthcare Center on Kirk Road is just one phase of a multimillion-dollar expansion project underway at the campus, officials say. Company executives inaugurated the new assisted living wing with a ribbon-cutting Friday hosted by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber. “We’ve had numerous […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The recently completed assisted living wing at the Woodlands at Austinwoods Healthcare Center on Kirk Road is just one phase of a multimillion-dollar expansion project underway at the campus, officials say. Company executives inaugurated the new assisted living wing with a ribbon-cutting Friday hosted by the Youngstown/Warren...

Mercy Health Partners with OHSAA

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mercy Health announced that it will serve as the official health care partner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for three years. OHSAA promotes the values of participation in interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student’s educational experience. As OHSAA’s health care partner, Mercy Health will have a […]

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Mercy Health announced that it will serve as the official health care partner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for three years. OHSAA promotes the values of participation in interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student's educational experience. As OHSAA’s health care partner,...

Mercy Health Brings Low-Cost Care to YSU Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last summer, the president of Youngstown State University’s Student Government Association, Ernie Barkett, had his third heart surgery. “I don’t want to say it was a good experience,” he said with a laugh Monday at the grand opening of the new Wick Primary Care office. “But it was a learning experience.” Growing […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Last summer, the president of Youngstown State University’s Student Government Association, Ernie Barkett, had his third heart surgery. “I don’t want to say it was a good experience,” he said with a laugh Monday at the grand opening of the new Wick Primary Care office. “But it...

Orthopaedic Practice Cuts Cost of Surgeries

Dr. Michael Engle, president of Orthopaedic Surgery Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the leaders of Orthopaedic Surgery Center considered the design for construction of a new ambulatory center in Boardman, they took a trip to Columbus to look at a similar site that recently was built. But even though the Columbus site is just a few years old and covers many of the […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the leaders of Orthopaedic Surgery Center considered the design for construction of a new ambulatory center in Boardman, they took a trip to Columbus to look at a similar site that recently was built. But even though the Columbus site is just a few years old...