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Wooster Community Hospital named one of nation's 100 Top Hospitals

Wooster Community Hospital Health System was named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health.

Health Talk in Charm approaching

Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm.

Prescriptions for opioids down

Opioids prescribed to Ohio patients declined for the fifth consecutive year in 2017.

Pomerene welcomes new midwife

Pomerene Women's Health Services welcomes Crystal Uptain, certified nurse midwife, to its team of care professionals.

Holmes County Training Center is the recipient of a fountain of blessings

The staff and students at the Holmes County Training Center were fortunate to receive a huge gift recently, and they are taking the concept of drinking water to a whole new level.

Black tie affair benefits ALS research

The Trample ALS Ball will be at Redwood Hall on the campus of Ashland University.

Flu is more dangerous to older adults

In response to news that flu activity in Ohio is now widespread, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Aging urge older Ohioans and their families to be aware of seniors' elevated risk of complications from flu and to take steps to prevent its spread.

Seasonal safety tips for fireplaces and space heaters

Fire-related hazards during cold weather include space heaters, chimney fires and ash disposal.

HEAP accepting applications

The Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland Community Action Commission's Emergency HEAP program continues to accept applications for assistance.

Pomerene receives accreditation status for sleep program

Pomerene Hospital announced its approval of accreditation status for its sleep program by Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

A matter of life and death: The dangers of carbon monoxide

Aptly named the silent killer, carbon monoxide can build up in a home from a wide variety of sources, particularly in the winter.

Pomerene welcomes new physician

Pomerene Hospital welcomes a new gastroenterologist, Ghulam Mujtaba, MD.

Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands: Become a donor and save a life

A Red Cross blood drive in honor of Gary Sands will be held at Mennonite Christian Assembly in Fredericksburg.

Open enrollment for 2018 ACA health insurance ends Dec. 15

Open enrollment for the 2018 Affordable Care Act is currently under way.

Labor takes on role of medical director at OneEighty

Dr. Nicole Labor will join OneEighty as medical director.

'Food Evolution' showing includes panel discussion

“Food Evolution” will be shown at Fisher Auditorium on OSU's Wooster campus of the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Health Council welcomes Debra Lehr to nursing board

The American Health Council welcomed Debra DeHass Lehr to its nursing board.

Pomerene offering same-day appointments at Berlin location

Dr. Rohini Kalisetti, Pomerene's new internal medicine specialist, will offer same-day appointments to the community.

Ohio home and auto insurance rates remain steady

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment announced that the average rate changes in 2016 for the top-10 homeowners and private passenger auto insurance groups in Ohio increased 1.9 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively.

Health Department recommends flu shot to prevent illness

Raquel Miller discusses the Holmes County Health District's recommendations concerning flu vaccines.

Miracles for Meera Tate Blood Drive at Grace Mennonite

Miracles for Meera Tate Blood Drive will be at Grace Mennonite Church Berlin's gymnasium.

Health talk to focus on gut flora

Pomerene Hospital's upcoming Health Talk will take place at Keim Lumber in Charm with Pomerene internal medicine physician Loren M. Kirchner.

Ohio communities smash goal to take '10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls'

Throughout September and especially on Sept. 22, National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, 53 community partners hosted 57 walking groups or events in which 4,935 individuals of all ages walked more than 22,000 miles.

Horses infected with West Nile virus

The Wayne County Health Department received confirmation that four unvaccinated horses in Wayne County have tested positive for West Nile virus in the last month.

Meat recalled for sanitation concern

Newswanger Meats of Shiloh announced a voluntary recall of approximately 2,190 pounds of fresh, not frozen beef, pork, chicken and sliced deli products.

Health Needs Assessment results to be released

Pomerene Hospital and the Holmes County General Health District will release the local Community Health Needs Assessment results at the Comfort Suites in Berlin.

Kombucha: Home brewers don't just brew beer and wine

Kombucha is a fermented black or green tea that purports to have various health benefits. It has now gained enough popularity that it has gone mainstream.

Medicare Check-Up Day event in Millersburg

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance, will visit Holmes County to hold a Medicare Check-Up Day event at Darb Snyder Senior Center.

New rules address overprescribing of opioid medications

New rules by the Medical, Dental and Nursing Boards have gone into effect for prescribers using opioids to treat acute pain.

Farm Bureau to offer free water tests for members

Farm Bureau members throughout Ohio can get free nitrate testing of their well water.

Pomerene and Aultman bring more heart services to Holmes County

Pomerene Hospital and the Aultman Heart Center have announced the two entities will work together to bring more heart services to Holmes County.

EHD confirmed in white-tailed deer and cattle in Ohio

The first confirmed case of epizootic hemorrhagic disease was recently confirmed in both white-tailed deer and cattle in Ohio.

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.

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