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Ohio reports first human West Nile virus case in 2017

Ohio's first human West Nile virus case in 2017 is being reported by the Ohio Department of Health.

Illness is not one of the things we want to pass on to our loved ones

The Holmes County Health Department discusses reasons to get vaccines.

Locals and visitors become certified to teach tai chi

A grant from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health funded a project to certify local teachers in the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program.

Ohio Deptartment of Health reminds parents about vaccines

The Ohio Department of Health wants to remind parents to make sure their kids are up to date on their vaccines against serious diseases.

Race to benefit Operation Christmas Child

The Ohio East Area Team of Operation Christmas Child is sponsoring a Family Fun Trail 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at the Norma Johnson Center.

Race includes running, paddling and mountain biking

Camp Tuscazoar will host its first Tuscazoar Adventure Race. The race will begin at 9 a.m. at the camp. Participants will run about 6 miles for the first leg, paddle 4 miles on the Tuscarawas River for the second leg and mountain bike 7 miles to complete the race.

Summer Crisis Program ends Aug. 31

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Summer Crisis Program will end Aug. 31.

Health insurers announce plan to restore coverage for 2018

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment joined five major Ohio health care insurers to announce that health insurance options have been restored on the federal exchange in 19 Ohio counties.

Pomerene Fall Trail Run registration underway

The Pomerene Health Foundation's Fall Trail Run will be at the Millersburg Trail Depot.

OneEighty to offer walk-in assessments

OneEighty has begun to offer walk-in assessments for those struggling with addiction, substance-abuse disorders and mental-health issues.

Apple Creek couple starts aquaponic business

Apple Creek couple Lori Klintworth and her partner Mark Zody started growing produce in their greenhouse using aquaponics. They started a business to help others in this method called Local Sprouts Aquaponics.

Wooster resident a state and national advocate for health care coverage for all

Wooster resident Paula Chenevey shares her story and expresses her support of the Affordable Care Act.

Tick-bite prevention is essential to slow the spread of Lyme disease

Tick season is already in full force in the region, and Lyme disease is transmitted to humans and animals through the bite of infected ticks.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day: One world, one breath

Millersburg will host a celebration of World Tai Chi and Qigong Day at Millersburg Square.

Pomerene welcomes new physician

Pomerene Hospital announced its Pomerene Internal Medicine, a new physician practice, to be led by Loren M. Kirchner, a board-certified internal medicine specialist.

Health Talk to focus on general surgery

Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm with Pomerene Hospital general surgeon Michael T. Schell to present.

Voluntary recall due to mislabeled baked goods

Vanilla Castle Bakery in Baltic is voluntarily recalling its snickerdoodle cookies, snickerdoodle whoopie pies and snickerdoodle cookie packs due to an undeclared soy and wheat allergen.

Cystic fibrosis banquet focuses on helping CF families live better one day at a time

The upcoming CF Great Strides Walk will take place at the Hipp Station in Millersburg, where the public can help raise funds and find out where CF research is gaining ground.

Garaway Senior Center offers free exercise classes

The Garaway Senior Center, a satellite of the Tuscarawas County Senior Center, offers weekly exercise classes to help retain or gain back flexibility, strength and range of motion.

New Leaf Center focuses on special needs children

New Leaf Center caters specifically to children with rare genetic disorders and special needs.

Pomerene Hospital’s February Health Talk to focus on heart health

Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm and be presented by Marcia Bitner.

Pomerene and Holmes Health Department to conduct community health assessment

Pomerene Hospital and the Holmes County Health Department will be conducting a community health assessment this February.

Immunization matters: Protect yourself from hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a liver disease caused by a virus. The best way to protect yourself against hepatitis A is through immunization.

Healthy U Lay Leaders desire to facilitate programs in AAA-9 service area

The Area Agency on Aging, Region 9, is looking for caring, committed leaders with the desire to make a difference in their community by leading an evidence-based workshop.

A healing journey from addiction to yoga

Allyson Kopina is now focusing on sharing her story in the hopes of helping others and finding ways to give back through yoga.

East meets West when engineer shifts gears to holistic practice

It was when Stahl went to a health and wellness expo that she first learned about Bioenergetic Medicine and the Biopulsar Reflexograph. Now she speaks about Eastern healing techniques and philosophies.

Local dentist to offer free care to those in pain Dec. 7

For the third year in a row Dr. Brad Welsh and his staff will help those in need this holiday season by assisting anyone 18 years of age and older who may be experiencing a toothache or dental-related pain and cannot afford treatment.

Pomerene Family Care expands services to Loudonville area

Pomerene Family Care has expanded its services to the Loudonville area.

Pomerene Hospital welcomes new physician

Pomerene Hospital has announced its Gastroenterology Services and Dr. Vivian N. Chidi, gastroenterology specialist, to the Holmes County area.

Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey Run/Walk expects 800 participants

The Rich Dalessandro Memorial Fall Turkey 5K is approaching to once again raise money for those struggling with leukemia and lymphoma.

Pomerene Hospital October Health Talk to focus on minimally invasive procedures

Pomerene Hospital will offer an upcoming Health Talk at Keim Lumber in Charm, which will focus on breast cancer and early detection.

OrthoNeuro comes to Coshocton Hospital with orthopedic care

Residents of Coshocton and surrounding counties can have the OrthoNeuro surgical experience without travel to New Albany or Columbus when OrthoNeuro brings their specialists to Coshocton Hospital.

Walnut Hills receives 5-star rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Walnut Hills has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

2nd annual 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls event to be held

Ohio has begun the Steady U initiative, led by the National Council on Aging. Its second annual 10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls event is Thursday, Sept. 22.

LifeCare Hospice to offer volunteer training

LifeCare Hospice will offer volunteer training in Wooster beginning on Monday, Sept. 19 at 1900 Akron Road.

Sept. 17 benefit auction vital to ongoing success of the Holmes County Home

The 45th annual Holmes County Home Benefit Auction will take place Sept. 16-17 at the county home near Holmesville. The event is a major fundraiser for the home and serves as one of its key components in raising funds to aid the upkeep of the facility.


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