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Wheeling Health Right Sees Its Place Amid Reforms

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — The aim of the national health care reform law is to provide affordable medical coverage for most Americans, but that doesn’t mean today’s free health care providers won’t be needed,... more »»

Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes Afflict Residents

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — High rates of smoking, poor eating habits and environmental factors all contribute to the Upper Ohio Valley having a myriad of health problems. more »»

Local Hospitals Offer Array of Services

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — At most of the Ohio Valley’s 11 hospitals you can receive emergency care for a nasty gash or broken bone, have general surgery such as your gallbladder removed, or receive laboratory or... more »»

Ohio Valley Hospitals Experience Layoffs, Expansions, Changes

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — For some local hospitals, 2010 marked a year of expansions, layoffs and changes in leadership. more »»

Specialty Hospitals Meet Needs

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — From rehabilitation services to long-term care, Upper Ohio Valley residents have several specialty hospitals in the area to meet their needs. more »»

In-Home Care Assistance Available in Ohio Valley

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — Sometimes people need a little help with their daily routine, and companies such as Right at Home and the Visiting Nurse Association of Medical Park fill that need. more »»

Cancer Treatment for Adults Available in Ohio Valley

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — Cancer. It is the diagnosis no one wants to hear, but treatment for the most common adult forms of the disease is available in the Ohio Valley. more »»

Water Issues Surface Across U.S.

February 21, 2011 MOUNDSVILLE — The local area’s drinking water does not contain high levels of hexavalent chromium, a dangerous metal that has been found in the drinking water of some of the nation’s bigger cities. more »»

Better Hearing Can Improve Quality of Life

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — Getting the proper care for hearing loss can improve quality of life for the person suffering with the condition as well as their loved ones, according to clinical audiologist Linda... more »»

Vaccines Still Saving Lives

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — Vaccines against disease save lives, and the public should continue to get shots for both themselves and their children, medical officials say. more »»

Pertussis Case Increase Attributed to Need For Adult Booster Shots

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — The need for adult booster shots and a decline in childhood vaccination rates are two reasons why some diseases appear to be making a comeback, said Dr. William Mercer. more »»

Hospitals Modernize Health Care

February 21, 2011 WHEELING — Two hospitals located in Wheeling are making great strides in modernizing health care for residents of the Upper Ohio Valley. more »»

Local Hospitals Move to Higher Technology

February 21, 2011 WHEELING - As technology continues to improve in health services, particularly in diagnostic and treatment equipment, local hospitals continue to add the new innovations at their facilities. more »»

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