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Month: May 2014

Exercise Is Medicine: Overcoming Disease with Physical Activity

Americans are facing what is referred to as an “inactivity epidemic.” Physical inactivity is a fast-growing public health problem and contributes to a variety of chronic diseases and health complications, including obesity, diabetes and cancer.  Even with all the benefits of physical activity, in the U.S. and many other countries, levels of inactivity are alarming.  …

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Campaign Highlights Importance of Early Detection of Communication Disorders

As many as one in ten Americans has some form of communication disorder that interferes with their ability to interact with their family, friends and members of their community. A nationwide launch of the new public awareness campaign “Identify the Signs” by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is drawing attention to the issue. OCH Rehab …

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OCH Unveils Online Portals for Patients

By ALEX HOLLOWAY reporter@starkvilledailynews.com OCH Regional Medical Center is using technology to improve patient experience through two newly-launched online patient portals. OCH Director of Marketing Mel Thurlow said the portals will, among other things, allow patients to set up accounts to more easily access some of their medical information. “The benefits of this are that …

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