Health Care

BWC Delivers $50M in Rebates to Valley Employers

LEETONIA, Ohio – Employers in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties should see more than $50 million in rebates from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation this year, a portion of the $1 billion the agency will return to Ohio employers, officials said Tuesday. “We’ve been working really hard to have good relationships and partnerships with […]

Buhl Health Foundation Launches Online Portal

SHARPSVILLE, Pa. —  With the addition of a new portal on its website, the Buhl Regional Health Foundation is now accepting grant applications online. The portal includes information on the application process and instructional videos. All grant applications now must be submitted online at The portal provides staff, the grants committee and board of […]

Lawmakers Survey Aftermath of ACA Inaction

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he will continue to work with his colleagues on a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act in the wake of the apparent failure yesterday of efforts to repeal and/or replace the current law. The collapse – at least for now — of Senate Republicans’ efforts to […]

Cleveland Clinic Performs Third Face Transplant

CLEVELAND — In a 31-hour surgery in May, 11 Cleveland Clinic surgeons and multiple specialists performed the hospital’s third face transplant — and its first total face transplant – on a 21-year-old female who suffered severe facial trauma and other complications from a gunshot wound as a teenager. The surgery included transplantation of the scalp, […]

Health Foundations OK Grants Totaling $355,000

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Health Foundation and the Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation have approved grants totaling $355,850 to 14 area health initiatives. During what’s termed the first grant cycle of the year, the Western Reserve Health Foundation awarded $278,500 and Trumbull Memorial Health Foundation $77,350. The largest grant, $100,000, was given to The […]

NEOMED Announces Two New Deans

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio – Northeast Ohio Medical University has named new deans of its College of Pharmacy and the College of Graduate Studies, the university has announced. Dr. Richard J. Kasmer is the university’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College of Pharmacy, and Dr. Steven P. Schmidt is the new vice president for […]

Direct Digital Radiography Advances Medical Diagnosis

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Updating their technological capabilities remains a focus of medical imaging services that serve physicians, hospitals and clinics. These providers of imaging services operate both independently and within hospitals. The biggest change in the industry is the advent of direct digital radiography, or DDR, says Ben Karmazin, director of operations for Cavalier Mobile […]

Bluetooth Amplifies the Ability to Hear

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bluetooth technology is improving hearing devices for those with severe hearing loss, those who find it hard to hear others in a noisy environment – and those without a hearing loss. For those with normal hearing – the equivalent of 20/20 vision – Fortunato Figliano, executive director of the Centers For Hearing […]

‘State of Safety’ Not Good in Ohio, Pa.

ITASCA, Ill. — The state of Ohio and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania each received a grade of D from the National Safety Council in the organization’s first-of-its kind report on how well Americans are protected from risk of accidents. The report, The State of Safety, finds that no state earned an A and only seven […]

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