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Ask a Doc – Sleep Deprivation

Question: How can lack of sleep affect my overall health?

| Posted On : 8/22/2017 4:58:39 PM |
Patient Story – Maggie Barno

​After suffering from intense sinus symptoms for several weeks, Maggie Barno visited Licking Memorial Urgent Care – Granville this past February. 

| Posted On : 8/22/2017 4:32:08 PM |
Behind the Scenes – Anesthesiologists

There are many types of anesthesia available to help patients feel comfortable during medical tests and procedures.  Learn about what goes on behind the scenes in anesthesiology.

| Posted On : 7/31/2017 3:24:58 PM |
Saving Lives Through High-tech Sepsis Monitoring

​Last year, Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) began a campaign to significantly reduce the mortality rate from sepsis.  By using new technologies, standardizing care and raising awareness among the staff, an estimated 62 lives were saved in 2016.  Much of the success of the campaign is credited to collaboration among a newly created sepsis team that includes physicians, nurses, pharmacy and laboratory personnel, and members of the Process Improvement and Information Systems Departments. The team identified ways to recognize patients at risk for sepsis to ensure a quick response.

| Posted On : 7/25/2017 1:36:04 PM |
Keep Kids Cool in the Summer Heat

Summer’s hot temperatures can cause many heat-related illnesses, which happen when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded.  Strenuous physical activities during hot weather may put children at risk, but the best defense is prevention.

| Posted On : 6/23/2017 1:32:01 PM |
Ask a Doc – Lyme Disease with Andrew Seipel, M.D.

Andrew C. Seipel, M.D., serves patients at the Licking Memorial Family Practice – Licking Valley Medical Center located at 2181 West High Street NE, Newark. 

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Dr. Seipel earned his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.  He then completed a family practice residency at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.  Dr. Seipel served several years in the Ohio National Guard as a pharmacy specialist and medic. 

| Posted On : 6/7/2017 2:37:18 PM |
Parks, Paths & Trails Beneficial to County’s Health

The Licking Park District is the only countywide agency preserving open space and providing outdoor recreation services to the citizens of Licking County.  The Park District is responsible for the care and upkeep of more than 1,600 acres of open space park land and reserves, as well as 45 miles of hiking, horseback riding trails and bike paths.

| Posted On : 3/27/2017 10:27:16 AM |
An Overview of Orthopedic Medicine

Orthopedics is the study of the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and nerves.  The musculoskeletal system can be considered as the framework for the body and the mechanics that make it function.  Almost every medical specialty has some overlap with orthopedics and the musculoskeletal system. 

| Posted On : 11/17/2016 9:09:46 AM |
Patient Story: Terry Fout

Newark resident Terry Fout believes that it is important to face each day with a positive attitude.  Throughout the past year, he has faced challenges that could have dampened his optimistic outlook.  However, bolstered by the compassionate and skilled care he received in the Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) at Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH), Terry found the courage and determination to emerge triumphant after a serious accident.

| Posted On : 11/4/2016 2:52:48 PM |
LMH’s Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Provides Customized Care

The Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (ARU) at Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) is a specialized care center for patients who require medical care while receiving therapy to recover from an illness, accident or injury.  

| Posted On : 10/26/2016 9:17:16 AM |
Ask a Doc – Knee Pain with Robert W. Mueller, M.D.

It is important to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician when knee pain stems from a particular injury, or is accompanied by significant swelling, redness, tenderness and warmth around the joint, reduced range of motion, significant pain, or fever.  However, knee pain that forms slowly over time often can be successfully managed at home through self-care and lifestyle changes.  

| Posted On : 8/30/2016 12:05:45 PM |
Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are advanced healthcare providers who work in many different settings, including primary care, surgical services, emergency medicine, and a variety of other specialties. 

| Posted On : 8/11/2016 4:52:34 PM |
New Technology Ensures Most Accurate Mammogram

A DBT exam is far more accurate in earlier breast cancer detection than any other type of mammogram.  Similar to a traditional 2D mammogram, the technologist positions the patient, compresses the breast and takes images from different angles. 

| Posted On : 7/15/2016 5:16:19 PM |
​Retiree Spotlight – John Tolliver

Licking County native John Tolliver was a 20-year-old Engineering Assistant when he began his employment at Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) in May 1970.  He enjoyed the contrasting projects he was assigned each day so much that he continued his service to LMH until his retirement in May 2015.

| Posted On : 6/3/2016 12:29:01 PM |
Hereditary Cancer Risk Assessments Help to Identify High-Risk Patients

In the past, the effects of genetic factors on the development of disease were largely unknown.  The mapping of the entire human genome in 2003 made it possible for researchers to begin to identify specific genes and their functions, leading to significant improvements in preventive and personalized medicine.  Because several genes have been discovered to be associated with cancer syndromes, healthcare providers are better able to identify patients who have a high risk of developing certain cancers.  This can help patients take action to potentially reduce their risk, and can lead to earlier diagnoses and more effective treatments.

| Posted On : 6/3/2016 12:06:38 PM |
Retiree Spotlight: Cindy Poth

Cindy Poth, R.T., RDMS, began her career in the X-ray training program at Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) in 1969 and served as an X-ray technician until she trained in ultrasound and nuclear medicine in 1974. 

| Posted On : 4/18/2016 9:48:07 AM |
Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

According to a recent report by the Ohio Department of Health, Licking County’s colorectal cancer mortality rate per 100,000 residents is 20 percent, compared to Ohio’s mortality rate of 16 percent.  In addition, from 2008 to 2012, cancer was detected after it had progressed to its late stages 57 percent of the time among Licking County’s colorectal cancer patients, compared to 50 percent in the state of Ohio.

| Posted On : 4/14/2016 3:33:43 PM |
Most Licking County Residents at Low Risk for Zika Infection

Zika virus gained widespread national attention in January, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that a male Texas resident was the first patient in the U.S. to be identified with the disease.  That patient had contracted the virus while traveling in El Salvador and developed symptoms after returning to Houston

| Posted On : 3/9/2016 9:27:50 AM |
Ask a Doc - Psoriasis

My psoriasis always seems to worsen during the winter.  What can I do to help prevent flare-ups?

Laurie J. Schaeffer, D.O., provides tips for preventing flare-ups.

| Posted On : 2/9/2016 2:04:47 PM |
Tips When Having Blood Drawn

Each patient’s veins are a little different.  Plump, engorged veins are ideal for blood draws, but if you have small veins or veins that tend to “roll,” there still are some simple steps you can take to improve the experience.

| Posted On : 1/20/2016 8:50:24 AM |
Volunteer Spotlight - Ann Englefield

For the past seven years, Ann Englefield has been making a difference for Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) patients and visitors through her volunteer service. 

| Posted On : 1/19/2016 1:09:27 PM |
Retiree Spotlight - Susan Huddy, R.N., CCRN

Susan began at LMH as a general nurse on 4-North.  She then transferred to 6-South, which at the time, was the psychiatric unit.  Finally, in June 1980, she settled in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and remained there for the rest of her career. 

| Posted On : 1/11/2016 2:21:07 PM |
Development Spotlight - Rob Justice

Rob Justice joined the Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) Development Council in 2015.  As a member of the Community Relations Committee, Rob enjoys providing information regarding various LMH programs that help community members maintain a healthy lifestyle.

| Posted On : 1/7/2016 10:55:29 AM |
Patient Story – Jim Abbott

LMH’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program allows patients who have experienced a cardiac event to exercise at their own pace while under constant heart monitoring.  Trained staff members are present to track the readings for signs of cardiac stress.

| Posted On : 12/30/2015 1:48:41 PM |
LMHS Joins Initiative to Prevent Sepsis Deaths

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 1 million cases of sepsis occur each year in the U.S., and up to one-half of the individuals who develop sepsis will die from the condition. It has been estimated that 38 Ohioans die from sepsis every day. Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) has joined in the efforts of the Ohio Hospital Association’s Institute for Health Innovation and the Sepsis Alliance to sharply reduce the number of sepsis-related deaths by 30 percent within the next two years.

| Posted On : 12/21/2015 1:38:44 PM |
​CPR Could Save the Life of Someone You Love

The American Heart Association (AHA) advises that everyone should learn basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).  

| Posted On : 12/15/2015 9:54:59 AM |
New Technology Offers Safer Option for Lung Biopsy

Asegid Kebede, M.D., now offers Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy® (ENB), which allows access to the small airway passages in the periphery of the lungs that previously were difficult to reach.  

| Posted On : 12/4/2015 4:58:24 PM |
Development Spotlight - Steve Schlicher

Steve, Communications Manager at LMHS, has always been a strong supporter of LMHS.  He joined PRIDE, a group of employees who support the Health Systems financially, soon after it was created. 

| Posted On : 12/4/2015 4:46:35 PM |
Patient Story – Zach Hunsaker

A hernia occurs when a weak spot in muscle tissue allows other tissue or internal organs to push through.  Most hernias are found in the groin or the abdominal wall.  Read the patient story about Zach Hunsaker and the care provided by LMH to surgically repair his hernia.

| Posted On : 11/9/2015 3:16:00 PM |
Ask a Doc – Full-time Caregiving with Suellywn Stewart, M.D.

What should you know about full-time caregiving before deciding whether to accept the responsibility?

| Posted On : 10/30/2015 9:59:18 AM |
Medication, Diet and Exercise Are Keys to Patient’s Diabetes Management

For those with diabetes, blood sugar levels have a large impact on daily life.  Howard Hopkins learned how following the science to better blood sugar control helped improve his health.

| Posted On : 10/27/2015 9:49:57 AM |
Secondhand Smoke Increases Risk of Ear Infection in Children

Secondhand smoke poses a significant threat to fetuses, infants, and children, as it can damage developing organs such as the lungs and brain.  Among children, exposure to secondhand smoke has been linked to ear infections, asthma, respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

| Posted On : 10/8/2015 1:48:38 PM |
Patient Story – Waylan

After an examination, Dr. Abdelmessih confirmed Melanie’s conclusion that Waylan’s discomfort was caused by chronic constipation. 

| Posted On : 10/2/2015 2:28:01 PM |
Ask a Doc – High Cholesterol with Megan E. Miller, D.O.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, everyone age 20 and older should have their cholesterol measured at least once every five years.  Although individuals who are overweight are at a higher risk of having high cholesterol, people of all ages and weights should stay informed and take steps to maintain normal cholesterol levels. 

| Posted On : 9/8/2015 10:30:44 AM |
Sport Injuries

As children grow older, sports and exercise become more physically demanding, and it is important that certain measures are taken to prevent injury.  

| Posted On : 7/20/2015 1:14:06 PM |
Breast Density Awareness Program Launched at LMHS

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) has launched a breast density awareness program to inform screening mammography patients of their breast density, promote a patient-centric approach to breast cancer screening and offer supplemental 3D screening Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS).  The program will help inform women about the cancer risks associated with their own pattern of breast density as well as conform to new legislation established by the State of Ohio.

| Posted On : 6/30/2015 10:35:17 AM |
Ask a Doc – Swimmer’s Ear with Marita L. Moore, M.D.

Question: Certain members of my family seem to get a bad case of swimmer’s ear every summer.  Is there anything we can do to prevent the infections?

| Posted On : 6/17/2015 11:48:22 AM |
Tips for Healthy Eating Habits

What you eat and drink has a direct impact on your health.  Your food, beverage choices and eating habits lead to your personal body weight.  If you have high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes, excess weight will make these conditions harder to control.  Excess weight also puts you at risk for developing these conditions.  

| Posted On : 5/21/2015 9:09:02 AM |
Summer Activities

Swimming, camping, bike riding and hiking are just a few ways to stay healthy and active during the summer season.  However, as your child prepares to participate in these activities, it is important to keep a few safety suggestions in mind.

| Posted On : 5/13/2015 3:18:31 PM |
Immunizations for Children and Adolescents

In light of the recent measles outbreak, LMHS would like to remind parents of the importance of vaccinations! Ensuring that your child receives every appropriate immunization is vital to their health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) offers detailed schedules of recommended vaccinations, and your primary care physician can help you understand your child’s needs.

| Posted On : 2/16/2015 12:51:55 PM |
Earbud Use and Hearing Loss

Does using earbuds actually affect my hearing?
Dr. Parker: Yes, earbud use effectively raises the volume by approximately 10 dB louder than the same noise would be if it was heard outside the ear canal. And, the human ear engages an “acoustic reflex,” using small muscles in the ear to help dampen sound when it is too loud. Over time, children using earbuds tend to turn the music up to overcome this, which can cause additional damage.

| Posted On : 2/16/2015 12:43:42 PM |
LMHS & the Licking County Aging Program Partner to Offer Seniors Health Improving Services

Are you looking for senior citizen resources in Licking County? Consider contacting the Licking County Aging Program (LCAP) for more information on the services available to Licking County seniors. LMHS regularly partners with LCAP to provide health related events and information to local seniors.

| Posted On : 2/2/2015 12:51:31 PM |
Baby-Friendly USA Initiative

The Maternal Child Department at LMH recently began an initiative to become the first Baby-Friendly Hospital in Central Ohio. As a part of the initiative, babies stay as close as possible to their mothers after birth, in order to breastfeed when they are ready. Healthy babies and their mothers are able to have early skin to skin contact, and remain close to one another by staying in the same room. Nurses are available to help at any time, if a mother has questions or needs help with breastfeeding.  Read more about this new initiative! 

| Posted On : 1/26/2015 12:11:22 PM |
New e-Registration System for LMH

LMH is offering patients advanced protection against medical identity theft with the launch of SafeChx, a secure patient identification technology system. The new system will help prevent medical identity fraud, eliminate duplicate records and improve patient outcomes.

| Posted On : 12/31/2014 9:15:32 AM |
LMH Home Care Named to Top 500

Congratulations to LMH Home Care being named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare EliteTM! The recognition measures the top-performing home health agencies in the U.S. The HomeCare Elite award is in its ninth year, and LMH Home Care has received the recognition six times.

| Posted On : 12/23/2014 9:58:35 AM |
Local Youth Donate Books to LMH Pediatric Patients

During this time of year, LMHS receives many generous and heartfelt gifts from community members. We would like to send a special thank you to a group of Licking County high school students for their donation of children’s books. Thank you to all of Licking County for your support in our mission to improve the health of the community!

| Posted On : 12/23/2014 9:52:34 AM |
LMH Receives Quilt and Pillow Donation from Ohio Star Quilt Guild

During this time of year, LMHS receives many generous and heartfelt gifts from community members. We would like to send a special thank you to The Ohio Star Quilt Guild for their donation of handmade quilts and pillows. Thank you to all of Licking County for your support in our mission to improve the health of the community!

| Posted On : 12/23/2014 8:55:12 AM |
Volunteer Spotlight – Diana Hufford

Our LMH Volunteer Spotlight for January/February 2015 features Diana Hufford. Volunteering is important to Diana because it allows her to give back to the community. “When you put your own time in, you appreciate it more,” she said. “Plus, you get to meet so many new people!” When Diana is not volunteering around the Hospital, she most likely is reading or spending time with her four grandchildren. Thank you for your time, Diana!

| Posted On : 12/22/2014 4:12:53 PM |
Limiting Screen Time

Colder temperatures and shorter daylight hours can cause children to spend more time participating in sedentary activities, such as watching television, texting, tweeting, or playing video games. Excessive screen time can lead to numerous adverse effects, including obesity, irregular sleep, behavioral issues, and weakened academic performance.

| Posted On : 11/19/2014 2:05:12 PM |
Warming Up and Cooling Down

As the weather starts to change, we often alter our exercise schedules and activities to adjust to the temperature swing. As you’re planning your exercise time, remember the importance of warming up and cooling down before and after your activity.

| Posted On : 10/7/2014 12:50:57 PM |
LMHS Honors the Thomas J. Evans Foundation

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) is pleased to recognize the Thomas J. Evans Foundation with the Building a Healthier Community Award. The award is presented each year to an individual, group, or organization in Licking County with a non-profit project or initiative that reflects LMHS’ mission to improve the health of the community.

| Posted On : 10/6/2014 8:42:37 AM |
LMHS Honors Pat Jeffries with Lifetime Achievement Award

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) is pleased to announce that Patrick Jeffries of Newark is the recipient of the Health Systems’ prestigious 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

| Posted On : 10/3/2014 8:23:19 AM |
Patient Experience Manager Helps Fulfill Patients’ Needs

At LMHS, we want our patients to have the best experience possible! In order to improve patient experience, the Health Systems hired Patient Experience Manager, Jane Simmons. Jane visits with each patient who stays at LMH during the week. If patients have questions, concerns or comments, they can call Jane during their stay.

| Posted On : 10/1/2014 4:24:07 PM |
Halloween Health

How can you have a healthier Halloween this year? Halloween is right around the corner, and that often means a gluttonous amount of candy and sweets. We want to hear your ideas for a healthier Halloween! Please comment below with your creative ideas.

| Posted On : 10/1/2014 2:34:02 PM |

The fall is a great time for children to stay active by participating in local youth sports! If your child is participating in a sport this fall, make sure you are educated on the potential risk of a concussion. Concussions can be dangerous to brain development, and children should visit their primary care physicians if a concussion is suspected.

| Posted On : 9/19/2014 8:27:43 AM |
Local Youth Grows His Own Garden

We want to extend a special congratulation to Active•Fit participant Dagan Ricketts! Dagan spent his summer growing a successful garden in a plot at the 6th Street and Growing Community Gardens. His garden has flourished, and he’s tried new, home-grown fruits and veggies. Way to go Dagan!

| Posted On : 9/19/2014 8:04:35 AM |
Ask a Doc – Shingles with Garth A. Bennington, M.D.

#HealthTipTuesday: Shingles are not contagious! Do you know how many people are affected by shingles in the United States? See if you’re right:

| Posted On : 9/8/2014 1:47:20 PM |
Patient Story - Joan Davis

Joan Davis couldn’t figure out why she was having chronic headaches until she visited Tayla Greathouse, M.D., and discovered she has type 2 diabetes. Despite her efforts to manage her blood sugar level through a healthy diet and exercise, Joan needed some extra help from Licking Memorial Endocrinology.

| Posted On : 9/2/2014 11:15:07 AM |
Patient Story - Caleb Aeby

Ten-year-old Caleb Aeby has made huge strides in his grades and activities in the last two years with the help of his Licking Memorial Pediatrics Physician and the Active•Fit Program!

| Posted On : 8/26/2014 3:53:49 PM |
Judy Todd Receives OHA Nomination

Congratulations to Judy Todd! Judy is a certified phlebotomy technician at Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH), who was recently honored by the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) as one of the 74 nominees chosen to represent their hospitals and health systems for the OHA’s prestigious Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award. Thank you for your dedicated service, Judy!

| Posted On : 8/26/2014 2:27:02 PM |
Backpacks and Back Pain

Send students back to school with safe backpacks! To view the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Physical Therapy Association guidelines, read the story below!

| Posted On : 8/25/2014 8:34:37 AM |
Backpacks and Back Pain

Send students back to school with safe backpacks! To view the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Physical Therapy Association guidelines, read the story below!

| Posted On : 8/25/2014 8:34:37 AM |
Local parks: Get Out and Get Moving!

Take advantage of the outdoors while the warm weather lasts! We’ve created a list of local parks for you to visit:

| Posted On : 8/20/2014 10:13:39 AM |
Local parks: Get Out and Get Moving!

Take advantage of the outdoors while the warm weather lasts! We’ve created a list of local parks for you to visit:

| Posted On : 8/20/2014 10:13:39 AM |
Patient Story - Steve DeMers

In October of 2013, Deacon Steve DeMers was rushed to Licking Memorial Hospital for symptoms of a stroke. Steve has been treated for heart issues since childhood, and needed crucial medical care at LMH to avoid permanent health damage. Steve said the competent care he received from LMH has helped him recover, and he is now using therapy at LMHS to restore some of the effects on his mobility and speech.

| Posted On : 8/20/2014 9:07:40 AM |
Ask a Doc – Breast Milk Supply with Alene K. Yeater, M.D.

Did you know that the more your baby breastfeeds, additional milk will be produced to meet the demand? In most cases, a mother’s body has the ability to produce enough milk to keep her baby or babies healthy! Continue reading for more information.

| Posted On : 8/12/2014 9:55:10 AM |
Patient Story – Buck Slack

Patient Story: West Licking County Resident Buck Slack received treatment for a broken leg through the LMH Emergency Room.

| Posted On : 8/6/2014 9:00:00 AM |
Ask a Doc – Hearing Loss with Kenneth C. Parker, M.D.

Hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing of the ears) are extremely common problems in the United States. Approximately 17 percent (36 million) of Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Of adults 65 or older in the United States, about 12 percent of men and nearly 14 percent of women are affected by tinnitus.

| Posted On : 7/7/2014 4:02:25 PM |
How Can You Prevent Skin Cancer?

In order to prepare for summer outings and vacations, it’s important to understand the dangers of skin cancer! Licking Memorial Dermatologists Kathleen M. Rogers, M.D., and Bethany A., Wyles, D.O., give health tips on how to avoid and recognize signs of skin cancer.

| Posted On : 6/25/2014 10:28:18 AM |
Patient Story – Joseph Carbaugh

Congratulations to Joe Carbaugh, who is now tobacco free: “I started to realize that with this program (LMH Quit for Your Health tobacco cessation program), I was going to be able to remain on this Earth a little longer and stay with my family. All my family is very proud of me. My family doctor (Thomas K. Petryk, M.D.) even congratulated me and shook my hand. If it were not for all of them, I would not have been able to quit. I am very blessed – very fortunate.” – Joe Carbaugh.

| Posted On : 6/20/2014 8:41:55 AM |
Ask a Doc – Osteoporosis with Sean K. Choice, M.D.

Ask a Doc – Osteoporosis with Sean K. Choice, M.D.

Question: I am a 66-year-old woman in excellent health, and my doctor is advising me to have bone mineral testing to check my bone density. Is that important?

| Posted On : 6/13/2014 4:21:45 PM |
Father’s Day

LMHS President & CEO Rob Montagnese would like to wish all dads a happy Father’s Day, on Sunday, June 15!  Leading up to Father’s Day we will honor an LMHS employee/father each day on our Facebook page.  Thank you for your excellent service at LMHS, and happy Father’s Day! 

| Posted On : 6/7/2014 11:55:16 PM |
Summer Activities

Swimming, camping, bike riding, and hiking are just a few ways to stay healthy and active during the summer season.  However, as your child prepares to participate in these activities, it is important to keep a few safety suggestions in mind.

| Posted On : 5/26/2014 7:28:24 AM |
Active•Fit Period 2 Drawing

Congratulations to the winners of the Active•Fit Youth Wellness Program Period 2 Drawing! This morning, during a live internet broadcast, LMHS President & CEO Rob Montagnese and Newark Advocate Executive Editor Mike Shearer drew names of Active•Fit participants who had completed their goals during the past 4-month period. Winners received incentive prizes including sport gift cards, bicycles, iPod Nanos with Fitness Software, Nike shoes, and Xbox 360s with fitness software. Active•Fit Period 3 is now in session. To watch the broadcast or register for the free program, visit

| Posted On : 5/9/2014 3:55:50 PM |
7 Kid-Friendly Spring Activities

The snow has melted, the sun is shining and everyone is itching to get outside! If you’re looking for some great spring activities for the whole family, check out these 7 kid-friendly spring activities.

| Posted On : 4/25/2014 8:27:26 AM |
LMH Pain Clinic Restores Quality of Life

For 84 year-old Richard Hughes, the Licking Memorial Hospital Pain Clinic has been life changing. Richard went from barely mobile to walking with a cane after receiving treatment from Pain Clinic physicians Deborah Coates, D.O., FAOCA and Abhay Anand, M.D.

| Posted On : 4/14/2014 9:09:39 AM |
Speakers Bureau of LMHS

The Speakers Bureau of Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) can offer a variety of experts covering healthcare topics. It includes physicians, nurses, therapists, administrators and financial managers who are willing to develop informative and thought-provoking programs.

To Schedule A Speaker: To schedule a speaker, call the LMHS Public Relations Department at (220) 564-1572.

| Posted On : 4/10/2014 8:17:35 AM |
Transplant Patient Thankful for LMH Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program

“I would not have received the transplant if not for the caring therapists in the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at LMH,” Michael Graham of Buckeye Lake said. “Before being approved for a new lung, I had to put in a lot of hard work to prove that I was physically and mentally eligible for it. The LMH Pulmonary Rehabilitation staff really helped me establish that drive and tenacity for myself.”

| Posted On : 4/10/2014 8:13:36 AM |
Patient Story - Eschol Curl

Licking Memorial Hospital Urgent Care facilities are open to the community, without an appointment, seven days a week, except for holidays.  For Eschol Curl, Jr., receiving care at one of our Urgent Care facilities has been a successful treatment option.  

| Posted On : 4/4/2014 8:30:00 AM |
Myths and Facts about Organ Donation

Don’t be fooled by the myths about organ donation!  In honor of Blue & Green Day on April 11th, a nationally recognized day to promote organ donation, Licking Memorial Hospital Physician Ann Govier, M.D., has compiled a list of common myths and facts related to organ donation.

| Posted On : 4/1/2014 8:52:49 AM |
Heart to Play Program Ends Another Successful Year

Seventh grader Michael Galiher loves playing basketball, dirt-biking and being outdoors.  Until he received his free cardiac sports screening through Licking Memorial Health Systems’ Heart to Play Program, Michael had no idea that he had a potential deadly heart disorder known as Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. 

| Posted On : 3/24/2014 8:51:03 AM |
Bike Safety

Warmer weather is headed our way this weekend, and enjoying a ride at the bike trail is a great family activity!  If you’re planning on spending time on the trail, make sure that you and your family are practicing the best bike safety.

| Posted On : 3/24/2014 8:46:20 AM |
Patient Story – Josh Pennington

A series of intuitive decisions led Josh Pennington, Pastor of More Life Church in Newark, to the right place at the right time on September 4, 2013.  A few minutes’ difference in that day’s timeline could have been deadly for Josh when he suffered a heart attack at the young age of 35 years.

| Posted On : 3/20/2014 11:54:46 PM |
Tobacco Cessation Services Now Provided at Licking Memorial Women's Health

Licking Memorial Women’s Health in Newark has added a new service to help pregnant patients improve the health of their newborn babies.  Now, expectant mothers who smoke or use other forms of tobacco can visit their obstetrician/gynecologist and receive free tobacco cessation services during the same visit.

| Posted On : 3/17/2014 12:48:40 PM |
Licking Memorial Health Systems & Services

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) is proud to welcome you to our Healthy Community Page – an extension of our mission to improve the health of the community.   We invite you to visit our page and our Facebook for health tips and information from qualified medical experts relevant to Licking County. For more information about Licking Memorial Health Systems and the services we offer visit the rest of our website!

| Posted On : 3/6/2014 11:25:58 AM |
Healthy Eating at Home

In a world where over a third of U.S. adults are considered obese, it is critical that families implement the building blocks of health for children to mature into healthy and active adults.

| Posted On : 3/6/2014 11:20:57 AM |
Patient Story – Carol Marston

When Carol Marston’s knee pain began preventing her from enjoying life, she received two successful knee replacement surgeries at Licking Memorial Hospital. After her knee replacement procedures at LMH, Carol has been able to resume the activities that define her quality of life.

| Posted On : 3/6/2014 11:20:56 AM |
Licking Memorial Health Systems Encourages You to Share the Gift of Life

Each day, 18 people die waiting for needed organ transplants, according to Donate Life Ohio, a coalition of the State’s organ, eye and tissue recovery agencies.  In 2013 Licking Memorial Hospital (LMH) joined the Ohio Hospital Association Donate Life Partnership to help save lives by educating the community about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation and increasing the number of registered donors.  LMH encourages Licking County community members to join in supporting this cause through registration in the Ohio Donor Registry.

| Posted On : 3/6/2014 11:20:55 AM |