Health Care

Participants Shed Beards to End Movember Campaign

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Movember is over, the moustaches, goatees and full beards of six participants gone, courtesy of Excalibur Barbers. Remaining are the extremely smooth faces of a urologist, registered nurse, marketing executive, Mercy Health Foundation staff member, lawyer and retired autoworker. The men grew their facial hair beginning Nov. 2 to raise awareness of […]

Huge Demand Projected for RNs, LPNs

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The aging population of the Mahoning Valley presents a twofold problem for health care. First, it means that more and more patients require medical care, whether it’s for hospice, in-home care, hospitals or assisted living. Second, a large group of employees within the industry are preparing to retire within the next decade. […]

Vista Center Adopts New Approach for Dementia

MINERAL RIDGE, Ohio – As the care of dementia patients has shifted, staff at Vista Center at the Ridge are working to stay on the front edge of treatment. It used to be that many health care professionals believed nothing could be done but wait out the disease until the patient died, said the center’s […]

5 Area Hospitals Make Joint Commission List

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Five hospitals in the Mahoning and Shenango valleys were recognized by the Joint Commission as 2014 Top Performers on Key Quality Measures. The hospitals were among 1,043 hospitals – a third of those eligible – recognized on the annual list published by the Joint Commission, which accredits health-care organizations. Among the Ohio […]

Now You Know Program to Focus on Youth, Phone Apps

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youth and social media will be the focus of the latest installment of the Now You Know series, presented by Meridian HealthCare and the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. The featured speaker is Angie Cameron, manager of Meridian HealthCare’s youth and young adult programs. A dually licensed counselor and school […]

BWC Says Industry Takes Note of Its Reforms

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says its improvements in service private and public sector organizations is drawing recognition within the insurance industry. As an example, BWC’s public relations manager, Melissa Vance, cites a recent article in Risk and Insurance Magazine that highlights how the bureau is “securing low and stable rates […]

Ankle & Foot Care Opens 20th Location

RAVENNA, Ohio – Ankle & Foot Care Centers has opened a new office in Ravenna at 444 S. Meridian St., Suite 7,. The new location marks the Boardman-based group’s 20th office in the region. The Ravenna office is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Drs. Robert Debiec, Michael Daniels and Nikolay Gatalyak will see patients […]

Neil Kennedy Clinic Gets Grant for Renovations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic for renovations to help the center “more effectively meet the growing demand for addiction treatment services in the Mahoning Valley,” said the clinic’s parent organization, Gateway Rehab, in a statement. The renovations will be done at the clinic’s main […]

2 Years Later, ACA Effects Mixed, Local Experts Say

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A full two years into implementation, the effectiveness of the Affordable Care Act is mixed at best, say specialists who advise clients on how best to control their costs and provide health coverage for their families and employees. Most businesses and households have adjusted to the change because new rules approved this […]

Swanston Conference Looks at Childhood Obesity

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As the rate of childhood obesity rises, so does its economic impact. Beyond the conditions associated with childhood obesity – typically diabetes and fatty liver disease, along with adult issues such as hypertension and heart disease – the cost of obesity is close to $20,000 per child. Statewide, that runs to $4.2 […]


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