Health Care

Autism Workshop Targets Families, Caregivers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Autism Society of Mahoning Valley is sponsoring a workshop titled “Strategies for Successful Medical Care” for parents and caregivers. Three different sessions are scheduled, on Nov. 3, 4 and 5. The society is working with The Ohio State University and its Center for Autism Services and Transition, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio […]

Healthier Communities Conference Seeks Health Solutions

WARREN, Ohio — Mahoning and Trumbull counties continue to rank among the lowest in Ohio for health outcomes and health factors, and a group of local foundations is coordinating a new initiative to do something about that. The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, along with William Swanston Charitable Fund, the Western Reserve Health Foundation […]

Innovations Public Health Conference to be Held Nov. 21

WARREN, Ohio – The Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley will host its Innovations 2.0 conference Nov. 21 at The Avalon Inn. Registration for the conference begins at 8:15 a.m., with the first session beginning at 9 a.m. It ends at 2 p.m. The annual conference discusses community health issues and potential solutions. Among this […]

Breast Cancer Mortality Rates Decline in Valley

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Cancer, particularly breast cancer, remains a prevalent concern for women, even as they navigate a changing landscape in terms of both detection and treatment. The incidence rate of breast cancer is 113 per 100,000 in Mahoning County, 108 in Trumbull County and 95 in Columbiana County, compared to a statewide incidence rate […]

BWC Reports Big Drop in Workplace Injuries

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The rate of private-sector workplace injuries in Ohio dropped 16.7% between the calendar years 2010 and 2014, nearly twice the rate nationwide, according to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Dr. Abe Al-Tarawnech, superintendent of BWC’s Division of Safety and Hygiene, cites a survey of occupational injuries and illnesses conducted by the […]

CHS Explores ‘Variety of Options’ Amid Sale Rumors

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Community Health Systems Inc., which owns hospitals in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys, could be shedding the business. The Tennessee-based company confirmed this morning that it is “exploring a variety of options with financial sponsors, as well as other potential alternatives.” The statement, posted on its website, follows a report by Bloomberg […]

Alta to Counsel Youths for Domestic, Juvenile Courts

  YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Alta Behavioral Healthcare will provide new services to two Mahoning County courts, with the goal of supporting programs that benefit children and teens. Alta currently conducts educational sessions through the Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court for parents who are in the process of divorcing. At the request of Domestic Relations Court […]

Kent State Trumbull Receives Beds from TMH

CHAMPION TOWNSHIP, Ohio – As part of the nursing curriculum, students and faculty at Kent State University at Trumbull will be using eight new hospital beds in the nursing lab. The beds were donated by Trumbull Memorial Hospital. “We are truly appreciative of Trumbull Memorial Hospital’s generous support,” said Kathy Dwinnells, Kent State Trumbull’s nursing […]

Food Banks to Raise Awareness in ‘Hunger Action Month’

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, together with the Feeding America network of 200 food banks, will mark Hunger Action Month in September by raising awareness that 48 million Americans, including 15 million children, are food insecure. Each week, in the Mahoning Valley, member agencies are filling nearly 15,000 requests […]

Hybrid Policies Offer Options for Long-Term Care

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — When it comes to retirement, the best advice is to simply plan for it. Chase Booms has seen what happens when you don’t, especially for long-term health care. “I’ve had a grandmother in a facility for nine years now and we’ve watched the majority of her money whittle away,” says the vice […]


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