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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,...

Portman Not Thrilled with Senate Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate’s draft of legislation intended to supplant the Affordable Care Act drew criticism from Democrats, progressive groups and even some Republicans. What is described as a “discussion draft” of the legislation was released Thursday, following weeks of closed-door meetings that drew bipartisan criticism. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is said to […]

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate’s draft of legislation intended to supplant the Affordable Care Act drew criticism from Democrats, progressive groups and even some Republicans. What is described as a “discussion draft” of the legislation was released Thursday, following weeks of closed-door meetings that drew bipartisan criticism. Senate Minority Leader...

Health Insurers Are Hedging their Bets

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Health insurance professionals say they’re as much in the dark about what changes will be made to the Affordable Care Act and the impact as consumers, and it’s anybody’s guess when, if any, overhaul will pass Congress. “At this point, insurance companies don’t know how to price the product,” says J.B. Silvers, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Health insurance professionals say they’re as much in the dark about what changes will be made to the Affordable Care Act and the impact as consumers, and it’s anybody’s guess when, if any, overhaul will pass Congress. “At this point, insurance companies don’t know how to price...

Planning for Life’s Final Event Requires Discussion

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Death remains the topic no one is eager to discuss, much less plan for, as evidenced by the euphemisms that lawyers, physicians, hospice directors and funeral directors use. The irony of calling death a “life event,” no doubt the last one, cannot be escaped. Planning for the end of life affects family, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Death remains the topic no one is eager to discuss, much less plan for, as evidenced by the euphemisms that lawyers, physicians, hospice directors and funeral directors use. The irony of calling death a “life event,” no doubt the last one, cannot be escaped. Planning for the...

First Step Recovery Announces Affiliation with Travco

WARREN, Ohio – First Step Recovery are  Travco Behavioral Health say they will share resources, enabling rehab and detox center and the behavioral health provider to offer a blend of services that address both substance abuse and mental health issues. “Since we opened our doors in 2015, we’ve seen the substance abuse epidemic and the […]

WARREN, Ohio – First Step Recovery are  Travco Behavioral Health say they will share resources, enabling rehab and detox center and the behavioral health provider to offer a blend of services that address both substance abuse and mental health issues. “Since we opened our doors in 2015, we’ve seen the...

Democrats, GOP React to Anthem’s ACA Pullout

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of actively sabotaging the Affordable Care Act after Anthem announced Tuesday it will exit Ohio’s individual health insurance market in 2018. Anthem cited volatility in the individual market and “the lack of certainty of funding for cost sharing reduction subsidies.” The company […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown accused President Trump and congressional Republicans of actively sabotaging the Affordable Care Act after Anthem announced Tuesday it will exit Ohio’s individual health insurance market in 2018. Anthem cited volatility in the individual market and “the lack of certainty of funding for cost...

Help Hotline Becomes Help Network of Northeast Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. is now the Help Network of Northeast Ohio. the resulting of a re-branding to better reflect its menu of community services, the agency announced Monday. “It’s all about the mission, and that mission is helping people,” said Vince Brancaccio, Help Network’s CEO. “We’ve touched so many lives, […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc. is now the Help Network of Northeast Ohio. the resulting of a re-branding to better reflect its menu of community services, the agency announced Monday. “It’s all about the mission, and that mission is helping people,” said Vince Brancaccio, Help Network’s CEO....

Hospital’s ‘Dreaming Tree’ Art Takes Children Back to Nature

BOARDMAN, Ohio – When the new addition to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley opens, patients and their families will be greeted by an art installation that employed several techniques, including 3-D printing. The colorful “Dreaming Tree” sculpture hangs on the southern wall facing the entrance of the 51,000-square foot addition to Building A on the […]

BOARDMAN, Ohio – When the new addition to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley opens, patients and their families will be greeted by an art installation that employed several techniques, including 3-D printing. The colorful “Dreaming Tree” sculpture hangs on the southern wall facing the entrance of the 51,000-square foot addition...

29 Companies Share $677K in BWC Safety Grants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies in the Mahoning Valley are among 29 Ohio employers that will share $677,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The grants will fund the purchase of equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant program provides employers with a 3-to-1 […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Three companies in the Mahoning Valley are among 29 Ohio employers that will share $677,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. The grants will fund the purchase of equipment designed to substantially reduce or eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses. BWC’s Safety Intervention Grant program...

Sheridan to ‘Run With the Bulls’ to Support Rich Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Sheridan, owner and founder of Braking Point Recovery in Austintown, plans to head to Pamplona, Spain, this summer and participate in the annual Running of the Bulls ceremony to raise funds for the Rich Center for Autism. Sheridan challenges the community to donate $5,000 directly to the Rich Center between now […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Ryan Sheridan, owner and founder of Braking Point Recovery in Austintown, plans to head to Pamplona, Spain, this summer and participate in the annual Running of the Bulls ceremony to raise funds for the Rich Center for Autism. Sheridan challenges the community to donate $5,000 directly to...