September 11, 2015
Robertson demoliton could bring hospital expansion
Springfield News Sun
SPRINGFIELD — The 98-year-old Robertson building in downtown Springfield is being demolished this week by Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital, which could announce plans to expand early next year.
Community Benefit
Tackling Cancer game to kick off at Westfall Saturday
Circleville Herald
The sixth annual Tackling Cancer football game will be held September 12 at Westfall High School with the Westfall Mustangs taking on the Circleville Tigers.
Disaster Preparedness
Two new West Nile cases reported in Franklin County
Columbus Dispatch
Two newly reported cases of West Nile virus in Franklin County have public-health officials urging residents to help in efforts to limit mosquito breeding grounds and protect themselves.
 CDPH: Cleveland's first 2015 case of West Nile virus reported, man sent to hospital
WEWS Cleveland (ABC)
CLEVELAND - The first case of West Nile virus this year has been reported in Cleveland, the Cleveland Department of Public Health announced Thursday afternoon.
Philo using ‘eye in the sky’ to notice concussions
Zanesville Times Recorder
DUNCAN FALLS — Concussions continue to be a focal point for athletic trainers at all levels, especially high school.
Kids get cancer too -- go gold in September for Childhood Cancer Awareness
Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian
The Guernsey County Courthouse has been lit up gold for the month of September in order to help Childhood Cancer Awareness.
 Study: One in two youth misuse prescription drugs
Chillicothe Gazette
A new study of 2.5 million drug test results reveal more than half of patients continue to misuse prescription drugs, including one in two youths.
Cleveland Clinic faces $650,000 CMS fine for Marymount Hospital lab violations, patients in "immediate jeopardy"
Cleveland Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Cleveland Clinic is facing more than $650,000 in fines after a 6-month investigation by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service, or CMS, revealed extensive violations in procedures at the blood lab of the health system's Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights.
 Some health-care visits can be consolidated, but not all
Columbus Dispatch
Let’s say your sports-medicine doctor has ordered an MRI of your knee, and your sinus problem is bad enough that your ear, nose and throat doctor wants a detailed look inside your head as well.
Trinity, behavioral health join forces
Steubenville Herald-Star
STEUBENVILLE - Trinity Health System and Jefferson Behavioral Health System have announced a partnership that both say will improve behavioral health services in the area.
 Detox center opens in Austintown at height of local heroin epidemic
Youngstown Vindicator
Due to the increase in heroin addiction cases, a newly opened detox facility is ready to tackle the problem.
Health Status
Cardio rehab program recertified at SE Med in Cambridge
Cambridge Daily Jeffersonian
Officials of Southeastern Med announced the recertification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Southeastern Med was recognized for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care.
Lowering blood pressure below current standard saves lives, study says
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Lowering blood pressure below a commonly recommended standard can significantly reduce the rates of heart disease and death in older adults with hypertension, according to a landmark study released Friday.
 Diabetes complications are worse for smokers
Columbus Dispatch
People with type 2 diabetes who smoke have significantly higher risks of heart disease, stroke and death than diabetic non-smokers, a new study shows.