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Balance is the key to healthy living

February 26, 2014 WHEN MOST people hear the term “healthy living,” many immediately think of food. Commercial diets have always been popular and seem to be increasing in popularity. more »»

Ohio, W.Va. in top five for mental illnesses

February 26, 2014 STATISTICS IN the latest Ohio Valley Medical Center “Deliverable Community Health Needs Assessment” note that both Ohio and West Virginia are rated in the top five highest states for mental illness... more »»

Annual doctor visits are quite valuable

February 26, 2014 TAKING ONE hour out of every 8,760 hours for health peace of mind should be “routine,” doctors sa. more »»

Preventative healthcare saves many lives

February 26, 2014 “MY GOAL is to have you never have a health problem,” says Dr. Shaun Roe, of Morristown Family Practice Center and Barnesville Hospital. more »»

Center for Pediatrics aims to meet needs

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics continues to grow and offer subspecialties, allowing local parents to get care for their children without leaving the Ohio Valley. more »»

2014 kicks off health insurance reform

February 26, 2014 • Linking payment to quality outcomes. • Encouraging integrated health systems. • Reducing paperwork and administrative costs. • Understanding and fighting health disparities. more »»

False sense of safety hides deadly threat

February 26, 2014 WHEELING— Treatment of HIV and some other sexually transmitted diseases is much more simple than it was 30 years ago when the AIDS Task Force of the Upper Ohio Valley was founded, according to task... more »»

Brown: Obamacare expensive for those in healthcare marketplace

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — Health insurance provided through the Affordable Care Act is proving cost effective for those who qualify for Medicaid coverage, but is expensive for those seeking benefits through the... more »»

Hospitals continue fiscal responsibility

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — Hospital officials are dealing with the national health care law much like they did last year — by continuing to be fiscally responsible as more is learned about the legislation. more »»

Health Care mandates distracting for owners

February 26, 2014 BRIDGEPORT — For business owners like Diane Hunter, just figuring out what they need to do to comply with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been such an all-consuming task... more »»

Obesity is a form of malnutrition

February 26, 2014 WHEELING— Dr. Pamela Parmar believes obese people are suffering from malnutrition. “In some countries, people are dying from starvation,” Parmar said. more »»

Local hospitals improve cancer care, more

February 26, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Local hospitals made large strides in improving patient care last year, and more is on the way in the future. more »»

Tech impact on long-term youth health

February 26, 2014 WHEELING— Young people today have traded textbooks for tablets and landlines for smart phones. more »»

People living longer thanks to medical advancements

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — People are living longer than ever before because of advancements in medical technology and the public’s increased understanding of how to live healthier. more »»

Vaccines protect children, community

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — Childhood vaccines protect not only the youngest in our society but the community in general — a concept called “herd immunity. more »»

Local agencies expand services for youth

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — Local youth service agencies have been providing assistance to children and teenagers of the Ohio Valley for many years. more »»

The future of primary care

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — In 2003, Dr. more »»

Senior citizens plan for their golden years

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — When it comes to the “golden years,” planning ahead for your long-term care and health options can save time, money, and emotional stress. more »»

Lawmakers hearing mixed message on healthcare

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — Phones in Congressional offices in Washington are ringing as constituents tell lawmakers their experiences with health care reform through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. more »»



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