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Local Hospitals Improve Cancer Care and More

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

2014 Kicks Off Health Insurance Reform

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — Key provisions of health care reform under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act kicked into reality with the start of 2014. more »»

Hospitals Continue Fiscal Responsibility While Adapting to Federal Health Care Law

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 »»

Lawmakers Hearing Mixed Message on Reform

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 »»

Routine Physical Should Be Everyone’s Priority

February 26, 2014 Taking an hour or two each year for a routine physical with your family doctor should be high on everyone’s list, as it gives peace of mind, local doctors say. more »»

Brown: Obamacare Expensive For Those in Health Care 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 »»

Obesity a Form of Malnutrition

February 26, 2014 Pamela Parmar believes obese people are suffering from malnutrition. “In some countries, people are dying from starvation,” Parmar said. “In the United States, people are dying from overabundance. more »»

False Sense of Safety Hides Deadly Threat

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

New Mandates Distracting For Business Owners

February 26, 2014 By IAN HICKS Staff Writer 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... more »»

The Future of Primary Care

February 26, 2014 WHEELING — In 2003, Dr. Vic Wood unveiled the Primary Care One concept, which allows patients to make one monthly payment to his office and have all their preventive, primary and urgent care needs. 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 »»

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 By ART LIMANN Staff Writer WHEELING — Local youth service agencies have been providing assistance to children and teenagers of the Ohio Valley for many years. more »»

Technology’s Long-Term Impact on 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 People are living longer than ever before because of advancements in medical technology and the public’s increased understanding of how to live healthie. more »»

Planning Ahead Saves Time, Money, Stress

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 »»

Ohio, W.Va. Are High in Rate of Mental Illness

February 26, 2014 Both Ohio and West Virginia are in the top five states for rates of mental illness in the 18 and older age range, according to federal statistics. more »»

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