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Mass casualty exercise planned in Kettering
 A mass casualty exercise has been planned Sunday morning near Kettering College and Kettering Medical Center 3535 Southern Blvd. in the city of Kettering. More than a half dozen police, fire and emergency agencies will participate in the full-scale exercise, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. RELATED:
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1:37 PM Wednesday, May. 17, 2017

A mass casualty exercise has been planned Sunday morning near Kettering College and Kettering Medical Center 3535 Southern Blvd. in the city of Kettering. More than a half dozen police, fire and emergency agencies will participate in the full-scale exercise, scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. RELATED: Mass fatality exercise held in...
Officer’s near fatal OD from fentanyl exposure prompts health warning
 Dayton area residents may be in danger of suffering a drug overdose simply by coming in physical contact with drugs that contain fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid commonly mixed with heroin. The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) of Montgomery County issued the warning Tuesday, just days after an East Liverpool, Ohio, police officer...

10:25 PM Tuesday, May. 16, 2017

Dayton area residents may be in danger of suffering a drug overdose simply by coming in physical contact with drugs that contain fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid commonly mixed with heroin. The Community Overdose Action Team (COAT) of Montgomery County issued the warning Tuesday, just days after an East Liverpool, Ohio, police officer...
Workers failing drug tests hits 12-year high
 Drug use in the workforce has reached its highest level in 12 years, according to a new report from New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics, one of the largest workplace drug-testing companies in the U.S. Overall, positivity in urine drug testing among the combined U.S. workforce in 2016 was 4.2 percent — a five percent relative increase...

2:52 PM Tuesday, May. 16, 2017

Drug use in the workforce has reached its highest level in 12 years, according to a new report from New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics, one of the largest workplace drug-testing companies in the U.S. Overall, positivity in urine drug testing among the combined U.S. workforce in 2016 was 4.2 percent — a five percent relative increase...
Officer’s overdose leads to public health warning
 The Community Overdose Action Team of Montgomery County is warning residents that they may be in danger of overdose just by coming in contact with drugs that contain fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid drug commonly mixed with heroin. The warning comes just days after an East Liverpool, Ohio police officer overdosed after coming into contact...

2:15 PM Tuesday, May. 16, 2017

The Community Overdose Action Team of Montgomery County is warning residents that they may be in danger of overdose just by coming in contact with drugs that contain fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid drug commonly mixed with heroin. The warning comes just days after an East Liverpool, Ohio police officer overdosed after coming into contact...
People living longer in two area counties
 People in this region are living longer, healthier lives than they did 35 years ago, but lifespans can vary dramatically, depending on where you live, according to new research. Overall, the average life expectancy at birth in this nine-county region increased from 74.06 years in 1980 to 78.07 years in 2014, according to a report from The...

4:00 AM Sunday, May. 14, 2017

People in this region are living longer, healthier lives than they did 35 years ago, but lifespans can vary dramatically, depending on where you live, according to new research. Overall, the average life expectancy at birth in this nine-county region increased from 74.06 years in 1980 to 78.07 years in 2014, according to a report from The...
Premier Health now out-of-network for UnitedHealthcare plans
 A deadline has passed, which means that Dayton-based Premier Health Network is no longer participating in UnitedHealthcare’s network for employer-sponsored, individual and those with UHC-managed Medicaid plans. Starting today May 14, all Premier hospitals and physicians are considered out-of-network for these plans. UnitedHealthcare...

12:30 AM Sunday, May. 14, 2017

A deadline has passed, which means that Dayton-based Premier Health Network is no longer participating in UnitedHealthcare’s network for employer-sponsored, individual and those with UHC-managed Medicaid plans. Starting today May 14, all Premier hospitals and physicians are considered out-of-network for these plans. UnitedHealthcare...
Final deadline looms for Premier, UnitedHealthcare contract
 Long running contract negotiations between Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare reached a critical juncture Friday with no signs of progress as the final deadline loomed to reach an agreement that would maintain UHC insurance coverage for thousands of Dayton-area residents at Premier physicians’ offices. Not reaching an agreement would...

9:55 PM Friday, May. 12, 2017

Long running contract negotiations between Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare reached a critical juncture Friday with no signs of progress as the final deadline loomed to reach an agreement that would maintain UHC insurance coverage for thousands of Dayton-area residents at Premier physicians’ offices. Not reaching an agreement would...
Premier/UnitedHealthcare negotiations: What’s really going on?
 Dayton-based Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare are facing a Saturday deadline to settle a lingering contract dispute that would kick Premier doctors out of UHC’s health insurance network, and has already barred most UHC members using Premier hospitals as in-network providers. Here’s a look at what is happening: » If Premier...

12:09 AM Friday, May. 12, 2017

Dayton-based Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare are facing a Saturday deadline to settle a lingering contract dispute that would kick Premier doctors out of UHC’s health insurance network, and has already barred most UHC members using Premier hospitals as in-network providers. Here’s a look at what is happening: » If Premier...
Reds’ team doctor to see patients near Dayton
 Dr. Timothy Kremchek, medical director for the Cincinnati Reds, will be among the doctors seeing patients at a new physicians practice opening in Miami Twp. near Austin Landing this fall. Kremchek will be among five or six doctors rotating in and out of the new practice at 2835 Miami Village Drive, which will be the eighth location for Sharonville-based...

5:38 PM Thursday, May. 11, 2017

Dr. Timothy Kremchek, medical director for the Cincinnati Reds, will be among the doctors seeing patients at a new physicians practice opening in Miami Twp. near Austin Landing this fall. Kremchek will be among five or six doctors rotating in and out of the new practice at 2835 Miami Village Drive, which will be the eighth location for Sharonville-based...
Kettering Health plans $8M expansion at Soin
 Kettering Health Network is planning an $8 million expansion of its Kettering Cancer Care unit at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, the Dayton-based health system announced Thursday. Construction is expected to begin in early June on the first phase of the expansion, which will focus on the infusion center for chemotherapy patients at Kettering...

2:26 PM Thursday, May. 11, 2017

Kettering Health Network is planning an $8 million expansion of its Kettering Cancer Care unit at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, the Dayton-based health system announced Thursday. Construction is expected to begin in early June on the first phase of the expansion, which will focus on the infusion center for chemotherapy patients at Kettering...
Miami Valley South breaks ground on $60M expansion
 Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville has launched construction on a previously announced $60 million expansion that will include a new spine and joint center with expanded sports medicine, sports performance and pain center services, according to the the hospital’s parent company, Dayton-based Premier Health. “The orthopedic...

5:16 PM Wednesday, May. 10, 2017

Miami Valley Hospital South in Centerville has launched construction on a previously announced $60 million expansion that will include a new spine and joint center with expanded sports medicine, sports performance and pain center services, according to the the hospital’s parent company, Dayton-based Premier Health. “The orthopedic...
Tick growth in Ohio causing Lyme disease concern
 Ticks are a problem every year in Ohio, but the forecast for an exploding tick population could make this summer the worst ever for Lyme disease. Health officials are already warning people to take measures to limit their exposure to ticks carrying the potentially debilitating disease, which has symptoms that include fever, headache and fatigue...

9:23 PM Tuesday, May. 09, 2017

Ticks are a problem every year in Ohio, but the forecast for an exploding tick population could make this summer the worst ever for Lyme disease. Health officials are already warning people to take measures to limit their exposure to ticks carrying the potentially debilitating disease, which has symptoms that include fever, headache and fatigue...
Kettering practice adds new doctor
 D. Phillip Stickney has joined Kettering Physician Network Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Hamilton. Dr. Stickney is a general orthopedist, specializing in shoulder, hip and knee replacement, according to a news release. He performs advanced shoulder surgery, including open and arthroscopic techniques ranging from rotator cuff to reverse...

7:47 PM Tuesday, May. 09, 2017

D. Phillip Stickney has joined Kettering Physician Network Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Hamilton. Dr. Stickney is a general orthopedist, specializing in shoulder, hip and knee replacement, according to a news release. He performs advanced shoulder surgery, including open and arthroscopic techniques ranging from rotator cuff to reverse...
Who lives longer in the Miami Valley?
 The average life expectancy at birth in the Miami Valley increased from about 74 years in 1980 to about 78 years in 2014, according to data collected by the The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent global health research center at the University of Washington in Seattle. Newborns in Warren and Greene counties tended...

6:47 PM Tuesday, May. 09, 2017

The average life expectancy at birth in the Miami Valley increased from about 74 years in 1980 to about 78 years in 2014, according to data collected by the The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, an independent global health research center at the University of Washington in Seattle. Newborns in Warren and Greene counties tended...
Premier, UnitedHealthcare stalemate continues in negotiations
 Dayton-based Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare are still at odds in their ongoing negotiations to restore in-network access to Premier hospitals for thousands of patients covered by UHC health plans and also maintain Premier physicians as part of UHC’s network. Both sides have agreed to extend hospital and physician coverage for seniors...

9:29 PM Monday, May. 08, 2017

Dayton-based Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare are still at odds in their ongoing negotiations to restore in-network access to Premier hospitals for thousands of patients covered by UHC health plans and also maintain Premier physicians as part of UHC’s network. Both sides have agreed to extend hospital and physician coverage for seniors...
Premier to host job fair Saturday
 Dayton-based hospital network, Premier Health, will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dayton Convention Center. RELATED:
            Million dollar paychecks for hospital CEOs Hiring managers will be available to conduct on-site interviews for jobs throughout the greater Miami Valley region, including Atrium Medical Center...

5:59 PM Monday, May. 08, 2017

Dayton-based hospital network, Premier Health, will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dayton Convention Center. RELATED: Million dollar paychecks for hospital CEOs Hiring managers will be available to conduct on-site interviews for jobs throughout the greater Miami Valley region, including Atrium Medical Center...
Ohioans toss 16 tons of prescription drugs
 Ohioans disposed of more than 16 tons of unneeded, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which was held April 29, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today. RELATED:
            Dayton tops list of drugged-out cities...

4:25 PM Monday, May. 08, 2017

Ohioans disposed of more than 16 tons of unneeded, unwanted, or expired prescription drugs during the most recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which was held April 29, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced today. RELATED: Dayton tops list of drugged-out cities...
Dayton Business: 5 stories you can’t miss before the weekend
 Factories are humming, hospitals are expanding and business start-ups are on the rise as the local economy continues to bounce back from the Great Recession, but the economic downturn left a moribund legacy from which many local residents will never recover — suicide. State and national suicide rates skyrocketed in the wake of the recession...

5:54 PM Friday, May. 05, 2017

Factories are humming, hospitals are expanding and business start-ups are on the rise as the local economy continues to bounce back from the Great Recession, but the economic downturn left a moribund legacy from which many local residents will never recover — suicide. State and national suicide rates skyrocketed in the wake of the recession...
Economic downturn left lasting scars with increased suicide
 Factories are humming, hospitals are expanding and business start-ups are on the rise as the local economy continues to bounce back from the Great Recession, but the economic downturn left a moribund legacy from which many local residents will never recover — suicide. State and national suicide rates skyrocketed in the wake of the recession...

3:33 PM Friday, May. 05, 2017

Factories are humming, hospitals are expanding and business start-ups are on the rise as the local economy continues to bounce back from the Great Recession, but the economic downturn left a moribund legacy from which many local residents will never recover — suicide. State and national suicide rates skyrocketed in the wake of the recession...
Mass fatality exercise planned Friday in Dayton
 State and local emergency response agencies, hospitals and health departments will convene Friday in the Dayton area for full-scale mass-fatality exercise from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations, the Ohio Department of Health announced. Events throughout the exercise will utilize local emergency and public health responders and require...

8:25 PM Thursday, May. 04, 2017

State and local emergency response agencies, hospitals and health departments will convene Friday in the Dayton area for full-scale mass-fatality exercise from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at various locations, the Ohio Department of Health announced. Events throughout the exercise will utilize local emergency and public health responders and require...
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