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Legal Opioids More Restricted, But Heroin Abuse Grows

WHEELING — It’s the “catch-22” of contemporary medicine: As access to legal opioids is restricted, drug users turn to dangerous illegal substances, such as heroin, with potential deadly results. To reduce misuse of narcotics, prescription painkillers have been reformulated and ...

Ask an Audiologist: Why Was I Unaware That I Was Losing My Hearing?

If you’re in generally good health and are the type of person who doesn’t like to think of yourself as less capable than anyone else, you might have found that you started blaming other people for frequent miscommunication. This is very common. You may think others are not speaking ...

Officials Monitoring Spread of Zika Virus

WHEELING — Anxiety over mosquito-borne Zika virus shows major public health concerns can come in very small packages. Although the local area is at low risk for mosquito-borne Zika infection, according to Howard Gamble, administrator of the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department, that ...

Local Experts Offer Nutrition, Exercise Advice

Dietary and exercise advice is plentiful these days, and trends can seem to trump well-established standards. For example, “Is it healthy to eat coconut and palm oils?” and “Are burst cardio workouts right for me?” are among the new considerations. Experts from The Howard Long ...

Knowing the Signs Of A Stroke — FAST

In the United States, nearly 800,000 people a year will suffer a stroke. About 690,000 of these strokes occur when a clot cuts off blood flow to a part of the brain. Stroke is the No. 5 cause of death in the country, killing about 130,000 people in the U.S. each year. However, education, ...

Steps to Achieve A Better Work-Life Balance

Many people face the challenge of balancing work and family. Workloads may be hefty on both fronts, and the pursuit of a healthy balance between home and career may seem like an unattainable goal. Stress can build from feelings of being pulled in too many directions. According to Mental ...