Sarah Jane Tribble

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Cleveland Pressures Hospitals To Keep ERs Open To All Ambulances

Saturday, January 02, 2016

When you call an ambulance, you expect to go to the nearest hospital. But patients are often diverted to more distant emergency rooms. Cleveland wants hospitals to stop the practice.


You Can Buy Insulin Without A Prescription, But Should You?

Monday, December 14, 2015

Versions sold over the counter are based on older formulas and make tight control of blood sugar harder. But they're cheaper and might save a patient with diabetes whose alternative is to go without.


Bucking Trend, Ohio Doctor Opens Clinic That Provides Abortion Services

Monday, August 31, 2015

Ohio has put many restrictions on abortion. Since 2010, about half the clinics performing the procedure in the state have closed. But Dr. David Burkons sees offering abortion as part of patient care.


Sometimes A Little More Minecraft May Be Quite All Right

Monday, July 20, 2015

Minecraft can be more social and creative than watching TV. But kids' drive to play for hours on end can strain recommended limits on screen time. What's a mother to do?


Cancer Spawns A Construction Boom In Cleveland

Friday, May 08, 2015

The famed Cleveland Clinic is building a new cancer center right around the corner from a competing cancer hospital. Both institutions are confident there will be plenty of patients.


Losing A Hospital In The Heart Of A Small City

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Economic forces are squeezing the city of Lakewood, just outside Cleveland, forcing the closure of one hospital even as another is built in a more affluent suburb.


Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cancer treatment is increasingly expensive, even for patients who have insurance. Some doctors advocate discussing the costs of cancer treatment as they would hair loss, pain or other side effects.


Cleveland Hospitals Grapple With Readmission Fines

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Cleveland Clinic has seen its Medicare penalties go down, while those paid by hospitals that serve many of Cleveland's poorer residents have gone up.


When Home And Health Are Just Out Of Reach

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Health insurance doesn't pay for housing, but sometimes that is what a patient needs most. A Medicaid experiment helps some elderly and disabled people move out of institutions into their own homes.


Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.


Lake Erie's Toxic Bloom Has Ohio Farmers On The Defensive

Friday, August 08, 2014

Ohio farmers say they are not the only ones to blame for Toledo's polluted drinking water. They say they are using only as much fertilizer as they need to grow their crops.


Lake Erie's Toxin-Fueled Bloom Has Ohio Famers On The Defensive

Friday, August 08, 2014

A recent water crisis cast a light on fertilizers used by farmers in the region of Toledo, Ohio.


A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

In Cleveland, a public hospital may be succeeding at the seemingly impossible: saving money while making patients healthier. It's doing so by giving patients personalized attention.


Measles Outbreak In Ohio Leads Amish To Reconsider Vaccines

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Amish country in Ohio is being hit hard by a measles outbreak. Most Amish aren't vaccinated, so the disease has spread quickly. But a push for vaccination has found many takers.


Tequila Nation: Mexico Reckons With Its Complicated Spirit

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Some of tequila's oldest traditions are fast being erased as international spirit conglomerates take over family businesses. And tequila makers are worried about their impact on the environment.

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Insurance Fee For Big Businesses Helps Fund Obamacare

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Size does matter under the Affordable Care Act. Large companies such as Cleveland's Sherwin-Williams aren't likely to use the individual insurance marketplaces, but they will help pay for them.


Obamacare Prompts Firm To Consider Dropping Its Health Plan

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Cleveland catalog company says jumps in insurance costs may force it to stop offering a group health plan to its 700 workers. But first, the firm is pushing for healthier habits among employees.


Pub Owner Frustrated That Health Plan Prices Keep Jumping

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Affordable Care Act may eventually smooth out the volatility in health insurance costs for small businesses. But for the next few years, it could be a bumpy — and expensive — ride.