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Hospitals seem to be doing a better job than nursing homes of keeping bedbugs at bay.

Your Roommate In The Nursing Home Might Be A Bedbug

If you're in the hospital or a nursing home, the last thing you want to be dealing with is bedbugs. But exterminators saying they're getting more and more calls for bedbug infestations in nursing homes, hospitals and doctor's offices.

Retired California school teacher Mikkel Lawrence sits with his cat, Max. Lawrence has hepatitis C and has struggled to afford the medicine he needs to treat it.

Covered California Votes To Cap What Patients Pay For Pricey Drugs

In recent years, expensive specialty medicines used to treat cancer and chronic illnesses have forced some very ill Americans to choose between getting proper treatment and paying their rent.

To ease the financial burden, the California agency that governs the state's Obamacare plans issued landmark rules Thursday that will put a lid on the amount anyone enrolled in one of those plans can be charged each month for high-end medicine.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Grow Youngstown and Mercy Health have joined forces to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for patients and residents of North Side neighborhoods. The program, subsidized by Mercy Health and Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley, allows patients who meet eligibility requirements to join Farm to YOU, a community-supported agriculture market that […]

Friday, May 22, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Streetscape 2015, “Bloom or Bust!” will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 30 in the downtown, the executive director of CityScape, Sharon Letson, says. It is the 16th annual effort that has transformed the appearance of the downtown. Volunteers will spruce up the downtown landscape by removing debris, trimming and […]