Preconception health should be a priority for women of childbearing age

Preconception health should be a priority for women of childbearing age

The day a woman finds out she is pregnant can be one of the most exciting moments in her life — setting into motion plans for the baby’s b...

February 15th, 2016 |  


Area briefs

Y offers basketball shooting clinicMIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County YMCA is offering a basketball shooting clinic for youth and teens from K-12 o...

January 18th, 2016 |  


Women should make cervical cancer screening priority

Women should make cervical cancer screening priority

It’s been more than 60 years since the pap test has become a standard form of cervical cancer detection for American women, but could it be goin...

January 18th, 2016 |  



Flu shot safe for most pregnant women

TROY — One of the greatest gifts an expectant mother can give herself and her unborn baby is to be vaccinated from the seasonal influenza virus....

November 1st, 2015 |  


Breast self-exam key tool in breast cancer prevention

Breast self-exam key tool in breast cancer prevention

By Kimberly Diltz, MS, CNSContributing columnistMammograms can detect breast cancer before a lump is ever felt, however, according to the National Bre...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Cancer survivor thankful for care

Cancer survivor thankful for care

TROY — Sharon Poeppelman likes to tell people she had cancer for 13 days.A Fort Loramie resident who works as a nurse at Upper Valley Medical Ce...

October 20th, 2015 |  


Board rejects marijuana legalization

Board rejects marijuana legalization

MIAMI COUNTY — With the Nov. 3 ballot addressing Issue 3 on marijuana legalization for Ohio coming in less than a month, the Tri-County Board of...

October 6th, 2015 updated: October 7th, 2015. |  


Upper Valley Medical Center hosts ‘Brake for Breakfast’

PIQUA — Many residents indulged themselves in a free breakfast Wednesday morning, all thanks to Premier Health/Upper Valley Medical Center.In re...

September 30th, 2015 |  


The Miami County Park District offers program for moms and tots

The Miami County Park District offers program for moms and tots

TIPP CITY — Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a babysitter looking for an activity to do with your toddler outside the house, there is a pro...

September 15th, 2015 |  


A loss turned into gain

A loss turned into gain

COVINGTON — What was a family’s loss inspired change to create a gain for other families who have lost, too.After the drowning incident at...

September 3rd, 2015 |