Rural communities overwhelmed with hepatitis see few options

Rural communities overwhelmed with hepatitis see few options

Narcotic opioids heroin, fentanyl and carfentanil were responsible for more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 and the drug crisis continues to ...

March 31st, 2018 |  


Community Health Fair coming soon

Community Health Fair coming soon

The 28th-annual Community Health Fair Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace Community Church on Glenn A...

March 30th, 2018 |  


FCMH Board of Trustees make honorary donation

FCMH Board of Trustees make honorary donation

At its recent meeting, the Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) Board of Trustees recognized outgoing board president, Carol Carey, with a donation...

March 30th, 2018 |  



What’s in your Easter basket?

What’s in your Easter basket?

Easter is the second biggest candy holiday in the United States, as 87 percent of Americans will buy or create an Easter basket. Total annual spending...

March 26th, 2018 |  


Dead man walking: Court rejects Romanian’s claim he’s alive

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Constantin Reliu learned in January that he was dead.After more than 20 years of working as a cook in Turkey, the 63-y...

March 23rd, 2018 |  


Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

NEW YORK (AP) — Worried about catching a cold or the flu on an airplane? Get a window seat, and don’t leave it until the flight is over.Th...

March 23rd, 2018 |  


Health Dept. releases restaurant inspections

Health Dept. releases restaurant inspections

The Fayette County Health Department conducted the following restaurant and food inspections, according to reports filed with the department.MARCH 2Wi...

March 23rd, 2018 |  


Hepatitis C infections on the rise

Hepatitis C infections on the rise

Reports of hepatitis C infections are on the rise in Fayette County and across the state, according to the Ohio Department of Health.The number of hep...

March 23rd, 2018 |  


Enjoy coloring eggs but be safe

Enjoy coloring eggs but be safe

The holiday of Easter makes many of us think of coloring eggs with our families and having egg hunts. Coloring eggs can be a wonderful family activity...

March 23rd, 2018 |  


Why did the Fayette County health department change its name?

Why did the Fayette County health department change its name?

Nationally, public health is being challenged to improve credibility, transparency and performance through accreditation. In Ohio, it is mandatory tha...

March 22nd, 2018 |