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Holzer And O’Bleness Respond To Understaffing And High COVID Numbers With Familiar Pandemic Protocols
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in Southeast Ohio, causing local health care systems to be stretched thin and re-institute early 2020 pandemic protocols. Holzer Health Systems The number of COVID-19 patients is nearing the highest level from 2020, according to Dr. Mike Canady, the CEO at Holzer Health System. On Monday,… Read More
Health Insurance For More Than A Million Ohio Valley Residents At Stake In Affordable Care Act Challenge
RICHMOND, Ky. (OVR) — When the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to move forward with President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, Senate Democrats boycotted. In their places stood poster-sized photos of people the senators said would lose health care coverage if the court strikes down the Affordable Care Act. With just… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — On Wednesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signaled that restrictions on elective medical procedures may ease soon. Still, it may take time for hospitals to catch up financially. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, ordered all hospitals to postpone elective surgeries and medical procedures in March. This measure was… Read More
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WOUB) — Adena Health System announced it is offering drive-up service for patients who require standard blood work to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. According to a press release, the locations are in Jackson, Waverly, and Chillicothe. Patients are able to drive up to Adena locations and have blood drawn, which the… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The state of Ohio has asked all hospitals to cancel elective surgeries, which could put strain on rural hospitals’ finances. The chief nursing officer at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital said she feels confident in the hospital’s ability to serve the Athens community if there is a surge in COVID-19 cases. Rhonda Dixon… Read More
Cancer was what finally pushed Kristi Reyes into living in her car. The mother of four had worked all her life, starting at age 7 when she helped out at her family’s furniture store. Most of her work was in retail. It was paycheck-to-paycheck but she kept her kids together and a roof over their… Read More
Congressional Democrats want to protect health coverage and protections of the Affordable Care Act. With the Senate in Republican hands, House Democrats will hold hearings and may turn to the courts.
Physicians use osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT) to effectively reduce pain, increase overall mobility and function, and optimize physical well-being. Dr. Rettos will provide the history of OMT, how it is currently utilized to care for patients, and answer your questions.
American women are more likely to die from preventable childbirth complications than women in other developed countries. A group of obstetricians says hospitals can do a lot to change this.
In signs the health care market may be maturing, an analysis of insurance filings shows premiums will rise less than 4 percent on average and companies plan to market more policies in more places.
Rural Voices is a day-long summit for health and social service professionals to learn how to improve care for transgender and gender diverse people living in rural America. The learning objectives for Rural Voices are: Develop a foundational knowledge about gender diversity, including health needs and disparities. Increase skills and confidence for providing medical and… Read More
This is the October 10, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. On this week’s show, a reporter will take you to the Athens Area Stand Down event. A healthcare resource in the community is no more due to budget cuts. And an international student will share her perspective on clubs in college.
Gov. John Kasich is pledging another $2 million to support shared medical research among children’s hospitals in Ohio. The additional money comes after the governor committed $2 million in 2011 to spur collaborative research among the hospitals on children’s health issues. Kasich made the announcement Thursday at a Statehouse event. The funds will be divided… Read More
West Virginia Medicaid recipients are being switched from a monthly card to an annual card. The change takes effect Wednesday. The state’s Bureau for Medical Services says it will save the state about $2.5 million a year. For the first year, the Medicaid card will be printed on paper. State officials will consider alternative forms… Read More
LOGAN – During the 1950s and 60s, children diagnosed with juvenile diabetes were often made fun of or were treated as though they had leprosy or some other type of disease. Today, people, including children, are more educated about Type 1 (juvenile diabetes) and understand it better. While diabetes is a disease, it is not… Read More