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Vaccines Still a Concern for Some Parents

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — Only recently, people’s concerns about vaccines have started to head in a new direction — a positive direction — because of lingering claims that vaccines are responsible for causing... more »»

Hospitals Continue to Invest in New Technology, Facilities

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — Whether building a new emergency department to accommodate more patients or investing in new technology to improve health care outcomes, local hospitals are moving forward to serve their... more »»

It Takes a New Attitude to Get Healthy

February 27, 2013 It’s been about two months since the ball dropped on a new year and you’ve yet to make it to the gym. Or you’ve continued to eat foods you know aren’t healthy. more »»

People Living Longer Thanks to Medical Advances

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — People are living longer than ever before, thanks to new directions in advanced medical technology and better communication between doctors and patients. According to a report from the U.S. more »»

Dental Technology Takes Bite Out of Pain

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — Things are changing rapidly in the dental health world. more »»

Strides Being Made in Mental Health, But More Can Be Done

February 27, 2013 The Ohio Valley has been making strides in the mental health field, local physicians say, from opening up several facilities that provide a safe environment for those who are in need to making menta... more »»

Local Agencies Expand Services for Youth

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — Youth service agencies have been providing assistance to the Upper Ohio Valley’s children and teens for many years. In Wheeling, the Children’s Home of Wheeling and St. more »»

Center for Pediatrics Continues to Grow

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital’s Center for Pediatrics continues to grow with the goal of providing new services and doctors previously not available here at home. more »»

It Takes the Family to Stave Off Childhood Obesity

February 27, 2013 A changing society with lifestyles that include less physical activity, more time in front of electronic devices and a culture craving fast food are some of the variables that have led to a... more »»

Annual Visit to Physician Recommended

February 27, 2013 When it comes to your doctor and your yearly medical exam, don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. Gone are the days when people stayed away from the doctor until a medical condition became unbearable. more »»

Congress Assesses Merits, Problems With National Health Care Law

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — The nation’s new health care law can mean affordable health care for many — or higher taxes for all, according to local members of Congress. more »»

Providers ‘Not Sure’ of New Health Care Law’s Effect

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — Wheeling Health Right Executive Director Kathie Brown said she and other health care providers don’t yet know what effect the new health care law will have on current medical programs. more »»

Health Care Reform — A Timeline

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — A majority of the changes being made to health care by the Affordable Care Act already are in place, with only a few remaining to be implemented over the next two years. more »»

Slight Increase in STDs in Local Area

February 27, 2013 MOUNDSVILLE — The Mountain State’s sexually-transmitted disease rate of infection over the years looks similar to a rolling mountain range, according to Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department... more »»

Early Family Planning Suggested for Elderly

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — As family members grow older, planning ahead can save time, money and emotional distress. more »»

Hospitals Say They Will Adapt to Federal Health Care Law

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — Local hospital officials say they are heading in a new direction — a very unclear direction — in dealing with the coming changes from the federal health care la. more »»

Area Hospitals Embrace New Technology

February 27, 2013 WHEELING — Changes in technology move faster than some people would like, but in the health care world new technology can mean improved health outcomes for patients and a new direction for doing... more »»

Bans on Smoking Still an Issue in Local Counties

February 27, 2013 By April 1, smoking at outdoor venues in Marshall County will be against the law. more »»

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