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The Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association has announced new visitation restrictions in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The new rules take effect Friday, March 20, and include mandatory screening of all patients and visitors for virus symptoms, and for their travel and exposure history.

The changes affect Kettering, Premier, and Dayton Children’s hospital facilities in counties with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

FOA advocates against the stigma that often surrounds addiction
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Dayton will soon be home to a new addiction treatment center linked to Google's parent company Alphabet. Montgomery County health advocates say the high-tech facility intends to help pioneer evidence-based research into addiction medicine.

The center is named OneFifteen, after the number of Americans who died every day from an opioid overdose two years ago.

The Women's Med Center in Dayton's south suburbs is routinely picketed by abortion opponents.
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The Dayton City Commission is urging Dayton’s two major health-care systems to sign a transfer agreement with the Miami Valley’s last-remaining abortion provider.

The agreement is required by state law. And without it, the clinic is in danger of closing.

Among the city commission members, four out of five voted in favor of the resolution asking Kettering Health Network and Premier Health to sign the transfer agreement with Women’s Med Center in Kettering.

Legal efforts to challenge the state requirement have so far been unsuccessful.

The Vye app records eye movement, reaction time, velocity and abnormalities that could indicate a concussion.
Jess Mador / WYSO

Over the last decade, the number of high school athletes playing football has fallen. Some researchers credit the drop to growing fears about the health risks of sports-related concussion.

 

Despite this increasing awareness, sports-related brain injury remains common among high school and college athletes.

 

Kettering Health Network, on Tuesday, broke ground on a $25 million expansion of Grandview Hospital. Officials with the nonprofit health network say the expansion will add space and double the hospital’s emergency rooms and services. Those added services could help residents affected by the closure of nearby Good Samaritan Hospital.  

 

Kettering Health Network president Roy Chew says the decision to expand is a direct result of Premier Health Network’s decision to close Good Samaritan Hospital later this year.