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Surveys:?Binge drinking remains a problem for college students

December 3, 2012 LISBON — Surveys show that the percentage of college students who binge drink – defined as five drinks for men and four drinks for women in two hours – has held steady at about 40 percent for most o... more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Don’t let the holiday season hurt your health

November 26, 2012 Thanksgiving marked the start of the holiday season, which is a challenge for anyone trying to eat responsibly, since most holiday traditions center around food. more »»

How do you leave a loyal pet?

November 26, 2012 Claire’s dog sleeps at her feet while she writes letters to family and friends who live a distance away from her, when she knits and when she reads. Sometimes he sits with her on the porch swin. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL..Sinus pain versus migraine pain

November 19, 2012 “A troublesome headache might not be a migraine or a tension headache,” said otolaryngologist Wayland Wong, M.D., “it could be caused by sinus problems. more »»

Laughter: The best medicine

November 19, 2012 “Do you remember…?” Many get-togethers erupt into a stream of memories that elicit laughter, often hearty belly laughs that bring tears to our eyes and hurt our mid-sections because we laugh so har. more »»

Recovery from eating disorders can be done

November 12, 2012 LISBON — When she received the news that a young friend of hers died due to an eating disorder, MJ was hit hard by the news. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Men, women and heart disease

November 4, 2012 Many people believe that heart attacks are only a problem for older men, even though heart disease is the number one killer of women in the U.. more »»

Smoking cessation plan in the works?

November 4, 2012 Smoking. It’s a good time to quit. Several weeks ago we suggested you plot your plan and get ready for the Great American Smokeout. You have to want it to be able to quit. more »»


November 4, 2012 It’s hard to escape the upcoming presidential election and even the youngest members of our society are fascinated by the process of voting and electing a leader. more »»

GUEST COLUMN...A Republic… If you can keep it

November 2, 2012 Some 225 years ago, as an aged Benjamin Franklin departed from the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a woman in the street called out: “Well Doctor Franklin, what have we got, a republic or a... more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Living with peripheral neuropathy

October 29, 2012 Over 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy, which can occur at any age, but is more common among older adults. more »»

Advisory:?Holidays approaching

October 29, 2012 LISBON — Nobody wants to hear it, but we’ll make these announcements anyway. Forewarned is forearmed. Halloween is Wednesday. Thanksgiving is four weeks from this Thursday. more »»

Taking care of your eyes

October 16, 2012 LISBON — What is your favorite digital media? Smartphone? iPad? E-reader? How much time per day do you spend with your digital device? What are the effects of that on your eyes? The Vision Council... more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...New advancements available for kidney and prostate cancer

October 16, 2012 New advancements in the field of cryosurgery involve freezing cancerous tissue to extremely cold temperatures in order to kill the cells. more »»

PLAY REVIEW...Stage Left Players’ ‘On Golden Pond’ masterful

October 9, 2012 By Charles Calabrese LISBON — If you’d like to see three generations of actors at the top of their game, acting from a script worthy of their talents, you won’t want to miss the Stage Left Players’... more »»

Substance abuse:?Workplace safety

October 8, 2012 LISBON — Nita works at a distribution center. She works hard to support herself and to enjoy her life, but sometimes it’s a struggle to make ends meet. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...Ohio observing Living Wills and Advance Directives Week

October 8, 2012 Governor John Kasich has issued a declaration stating that October 14-20, 2012, is Ohio Living Wills and Advance Directives Week. more »»


October 7, 2012 The days are getting shorter, the nights colder, and the leaves are starting to change. Everything is perfect for curling up with a great new Halloween book and sharing it with your children. more »»

SALEM COMMUNITY HOSPITAL...New study groups breast cancer into four different types

September 30, 2012 Findings from a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Washington are providing new insights into the future treatment of breast cancer. more »»

Teen dating violence becoming an epidemic

September 30, 2012 Where is domestic violence learned? What kind of relationship examples do parents set for their children? What kind of relationship do you think your teen has with her boyfriend or his girlfriend?... more »»



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