Children must be educated on pool safety

PIQUA — A pool can have a magnetic draw for children during the long, hot days of summer, but it can also be a source of tragedy if children and...

May 23rd, 2016 |  


Proposal to legalize medical marijuana clears Ohio House

COLUMBUS (AP) — The Ohio House has passed a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the state.The fast-tracked bill would bar patients from sm...

May 10th, 2016 |  


State task force OKs medical marijuana bill

COLUMBUS — After months of research and testimony, Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Task Force has released its recommendations.At a press confere...

April 16th, 2016 |  


Extended postpartum blues may signal something else

Extended postpartum blues may signal something else

The birth of a baby creates many changes in a woman’s life, from the immediate responsibility of caring for a little one to the state of her emo...

April 8th, 2016 |  


Preconception health should be a priority for women of childbearing age

Preconception health should be a priority for women of childbearing age

The day a woman finds out she is pregnant can be one of the most exciting moments in her life — setting into motion plans for the baby’s b...

February 15th, 2016 |  


Area briefs

Y offers basketball shooting clinicMIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a basketball shooting clinic for youth and teens from K-12 o...

January 18th, 2016 |  


Women should make cervical cancer screening priority

Women should make cervical cancer screening priority

It’s been more than 60 years since the pap test has become a standard form of cervical cancer detection for American women, but could it be goin...

January 18th, 2016 |  


Flu shot safe for most pregnant women

TROY — One of the greatest gifts an expectant mother can give herself and her unborn baby is to be vaccinated from the seasonal influenza virus....

November 1st, 2015 |  


Breast self-exam key tool in breast cancer prevention

Breast self-exam key tool in breast cancer prevention

By Kimberly Diltz, MS, CNSContributing columnistMammograms can detect breast cancer before a lump is ever felt, however, according to the National Bre...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Cancer survivor thankful for care

Cancer survivor thankful for care

TROY — Sharon Poeppelman likes to tell people she had cancer for 13 days.A Fort Loramie resident who works as a nurse at Upper Valley Medical Ce...

October 20th, 2015 |