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Insights & Inspiration Series #4 – “The Power of Care”

The best life is one of caring about others, and also appreciating those people in your life who care about you. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions that you react to …

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Meridian HealthCare Welcomes Dr. Gary Kraker as Primary Healthcare Physician

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO — Meridian HealthCare’s CEO, Larry Moliterno, is pleased to announce the addition of Gary L. Kraker, DO to its primary healthcare team. Dr. Kraker has served in a number of different roles throughout his successful medical career and will now be merging his practice with Meridian. In his …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #3 – “Home”

Family life can be enriched for every member if we work to make home a place where everyone can feel safe, protected and comfortable. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions that …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #2 – “Hope”

Regardless of the depths of our circumstances, the one thing we all want more than anything else is hope. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions that you react to every day. …

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Insights & Inspiration Series #1 – “Find the Strength Inside”

When you learn to tap into this resource that we all have, you can handle more stress and live a happier life. In each episode of the Insights & Inspiration Series, Larry Moliterno, CEO of Meridian HealthCare gives you a glimpse of the thoughts, motivations and emotions that you react …

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Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board Honors Dr. Brown

Dr. Daniel Brown, Medical Director of Meridian HealthCare, received the Eagle Award at the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board’s recent luncheon. Since joining Meridian in 2013, Dr. Brown been been closely involved in many activities that have benefited both our clients and the community as a whole. His …

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Understanding Co-Occurring Addiction and Treatment

Tina Goynes, Co-Occurring Treatment Program Manager for Meridian HealthCare, explains Co-Occurring Treatment Disorders, which involve individuals who are suffering with substance abuse and mental health issues simultaneously. Also discussed are treatment methods. …

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Is Alcoholism the “Forgotten” Addiction?

In the last few years, it seems that the word “addiction” is most commonly seen next to the word “drug” or some derivative of it (e.g., “prescription drug,” “opioid,” “heroin,” etc.). There is no way that the severity of the drug addiction problem in the U.S. can, or should be …

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Problem Gambling: Symptoms and Solutions

If you say the word “gambling” here in the Mahoning Valley, many folks’ thoughts will first turn to slot machines, roulette tables and horse racing. Of course, that’s only one way to gamble. With the recent conclusion of “March Madness,” others may picture brackets and how they did in their …

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Setting Boundaries: The Key to Healthy Relationships

Have you ever had to fight for the arm rests while you sit in the middle seat on a plane? Or avoided someone at work because they’re a “hugger” and you don’t like the invasion of your personal space? Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly encountering situations …

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