State agrees on final medical marijuana rules

Medical marijuana will be grown on up to 24 licensed sites statewide — subject to some of the highest fees in the country — under the final rules presented to lawmakers Monday. The cultivator portion of the rules, which also details the application and license fees for retail dispensaries, product processors and testing labs, cleared […]

OhioHealth Marion offering $25 Health Assessments

OhioHealth Marion General Hospital is offering quick, easy, low cost health screenings to the Marion community from 7 a.m. to noon on April 20, 21, and 22, 2017 at Marion Centre (formerly Southland Mall) – no appointment needed. The $25 Health Awareness Profile screenings do not require a physician prescription or order and include: For […]

State to accept applications in June to grow medical marijuana

State officials will begin accepting applications to license 24 medical marijuana grow operations in June and will review them in July. Once awarded, license holders will have nine months to meet all the requirements of the program. The Ohio Department of Commerce plans to release application forms and instructions in the next two to three […]

20-week abortion ban takes effect in Ohio

Ohio’s 20-week abortion ban took effect Tuesday with no signs of a lawsuit challenging the new abortion restrictions. The law, dubbed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, prohibits abortions after a fetus is 20 weeks or more post-fertilization, or about 22 weeks into a pregnancy as measured by physicians. Physicians who violate the law face […]

OhioHealth adds Anticoagulation Clinic in Bucyrus

OhioHealth has announced that a new OhioHealth Anticoagulation Clinic will be offered at the OhioHealth Bucyrus Specialty Clinic. This location will be in addition to their Marion location and will provide comprehensive patient management, monitoring and instruction related to anticoagulation therapy. Services offered at our Anticoagulation Clinics include: Patient education on anticoagulation needs and goals […]

OhioHealth offering tobacco cessation classes in 2017

OhioHealth Marion General Hospital is here to help those who are determined to quit tobacco. Participants will learn a positive approach to becoming a non-tobacco user, strategies to recover from tobacco addiction, the barriers to tobacco cessation, the health benefits of choosing a tobacco-free lifestyle, nicotine-replacement options, motivational exercises and techniques for stress management. Organizers […]

Ohio medical marijuana supply limits would be strictest in country

Proposed limits on how much medical marijuana Ohio patients could buy and possess would be among the strictest the country. Patients could buy and possess up to 6 ounces of plant material or marijuana products containing the equivalent amount of THC in a 90-day period. That puts Ohio on par with New Jersey and Washington […]

Ohio lawmakers propose eliminating sales tax on feminine hygiene products

Tampons, pads and other feminine hygiene products would be sold tax free in Ohio under a bill introduced this week in the Ohio House. Democrat Reps. Greta Johnson of Akron and Brigid Kelly of Columbus say the “pink tax” on the women’s health items unfairly taxes women for a medical necessity. House Bill 61 would […]

State offers ‘Welcome to Medicare’ online webinars

Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced ‘Welcome to Medicare’ online webinars are available for Ohioans newly eligible for Medicare in 2017.  ‘Welcome to Medicare’ webinars are sponsored monthly by the Ohio Department of Insurance and are designed to help the more than 100,000 soon-to-be Medicare recipients learn more about health insurance coverage options. “We want […]

Ohio Right to Life targets legislation to ban most abortions after 13 weeks

Ohio abortion opponents will lobby state lawmakers to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure as part of its mission to chip away at abortion rights until the practice is illegal nationwide. Ohio Right to Life, the state’s largest anti-abortion group, wants to eliminate dilation and evacuation, an abortion method typically used between 13 and […]