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Warren pharmacy tests program | News, Sports, Jobs

WARREN — Franklin Pharmacy on Youngstown Road SE was handpicked by Ernie Boyd, executive director of the Ohio Pharmacists Association, for the Ohio Provider Status Pilot Program. The program gives pharmacists more latitude to provide clinical services to Medicaid patients between doctor visits through collaborative practices agreements with physicians, nurses, practitioners or physician assistants. The focus is on smoking cessation, opioid management, diabetic care and asthma issues. “For example, if a patient has been given a new diabetic monitor and isn’t sure how to use […]

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The pandemic has disrupted preventive health care: Here’s how to get back on track | Lifestyles

The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) – Have you overlooked or postponed your health checkups during the unending 20-month pandemic? A new study suggests that U.S. cancer diagnoses have declined because of pandemic-related upheaval. The average monthly number of newly identified cases of eight types of cancer plunged almost 30% during the early pandemic shutdowns, then rebounded when medical practices reopened — but fell again last winter by 19%. Skipping screenings and checkups could lead to diagnosis of cancer at later stages, which could lead to poorer outcomes, the […]

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Mercy Health and Activate Allen County get out to encourage healthy lifestyles | News

Mercy Health and Activate Allen County were out promoting healthier lifestyles at the Downtown Lima Farmers Market. Mercy Health, one of the sponsors of the farmers market had a table set up Tuesday afternoon with free snacks to promote healthy living along with an activity picking out which of the two is candy and which is a pill. Activate Allen County was on hand as well to discuss the benefits of quitting smoking. They provide services such as nicotine replacement, and counseling but are happy they can […]

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