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Peggy O'Farrell

Peggy O'Farrell covers health care and health issues, including jobs, regulatory issues, emerging trends and public health issues. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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Gift creates robotic surgery training center at MVH

12:08 AM Thursday, Aug. 09, 2012

A Dayton-area businessman’s donation will fund the opening of a center to train doctors in robotic surgery techniques at Miami Valley Hospital. Hospital officials hope The Brethen Center for Surgical Advancement in Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery will open by Thanksgiving. The center is named in honor of Robert Brethen, a Kettering...
Health coverage source shifts from private to public

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 28, 2012

A new statewide poll shows that as fewer Ohioans get coverage from their employers, more are getting it from public sources, including Medicare and Medicaid. “What we’re seeing in Ohio is no different from what’s happening across the country,” said Jennifer Chubinski, director of community research for the Health Foundation...
Teen sickened by E. coli released from hosiptal

9:01 PM Friday, Jul. 27, 2012

A teenager made seriously ill with E. coli is out of the hospital. The boy, 14, was hospitalized with complications from the infection. He was one of at least 75 people who became ill in connection with an E. coli outbreak linked to a July 3 customer appreciation picnic at Neff’s Lawn Care in German Twp. “It’s good to have...