U.S. News & World Report’s ’Best Hospitals 2016-17’ ranks Cleveland Clinic No. 1 in heart care

The Cleveland Clinic – a Top 5 mainstay in U.S. News & World Report’s annual hospital rankings for 18 consecutive years – has climbed to No. 2 in the U.S., while retaining its position as the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cardiology and heart surgery for the 22nd successive year. U.S. News & World Report’s […]

Study: Visual impairment, blindness cases expected to double by 2050

FROM THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH With the youngest of the baby boomers hitting 65 by 2029, the number of people with visual impairment or blindness in the United States is expected to double to more than 8 million by 2050, according to projections based on the most recent census data and from studies funded […]

June 11, 2016: 12th annual World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour set for Trumbull, Ashtabula

The 12th annual World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour will occur at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 in Trumbull and Ashtabula counties. The World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour includes 20-, 40- and 68-mile routes. Riders will use the Trumbull and Ashtabula County portions of the Western Reserve Greenway for most of their miles, especially the […]

July 23, 2016: ColorBurst 5K at Eastwood Field

ColorBurst 5K, in conjunction with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, is announcing that a 5K run will occur at Eastwood Field on Saturday, July 23. This family-friendly event blends color, music and “good vibes” against the backdrop of a 5K fun-run. At each interval, the CB5K crew will blast participants with non-toxic, hypo-allergenic, washable, water-based paint […]

May 24, June 7, 2016: Lifeguard class at the Jewish Community Center

The Jewish Community Center will be offering American Red Cross Lifeguarding classes in May and June. Two sets of classes are scheduled: May 24-June 4 and June 7-18. Times are 4-8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Participants must attend all classes. At the conclusion of the classes, participants will be certified through […]

April 30, 2016: Columbiana High School to host regional bodybuilding competition, exhibition

The first annual Rocky’s Northeastern Ohio Pro/Amateur Bodybuilding Championship will be held on Saturday, April 30 at Columbiana High School in Columbiana. Pre-judging will begin at 11 a.m. with an admission fee of $10 and the evening show begins at 6 p.m. with a $25 admission fee for the main event. The event is open to all […]

Spring 2016: Local women’s health education and support groups

ALZHEIMER’S Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Groups. Various locations. For more information, call 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. Hosts regular monthly meetings in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties. Call for information. CANCER Focus Support Group. Meets the fourth Monday of each month at different locations. Call Dorothy at 330-533-9981 for information. Glo Girls. Meets the first Monday of […]

Prevent Blindness urges women to protect vision

Data from the Prevent Blindness study, “The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems,” found that women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month in an […]

Women’s Health: Listen to yourself, learn, and move forward

Pictured above: Marilyn Burns signs copies of her book in an undated photo. (Image courtesy of Marilyn Burns) By MARILYN BURNS | Metro Monthly Contributing Writer When I was asked to write an article on health and wellness for women, I began to think about the challenges women face to get and stay healthy. Women […]

$25,000 donation allows Mill Creek MetroParks to reintroduce ice skating at the Wick Recreation Area

Due to a $25,000 donation from the Julianna Kurinka Trust, Mill Creek MetroParks will begin preparations to re-introduce ice skating at the James L. Wick Jr. Recreation Area this winter.  The existing sand volleyball courts will serve as the platform for ice skating – as they were originally designed – with the experience being further enhanced by the existing […]