Monday, January 7, 2013
The following information was provided by the Westlake Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Two University Hospitals employees were victims of theft right before Christmas. One employee had her wallet taken out of her desk sometime between 12:15 and 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 21. She told Westlake Police the wallet contained credit cards. A second employee's purse was also taken. It contained at least $60 in cash, credit cards and an iPod. Neither of the victims' credit cards were used fraudulently. A male described to police as "suspicious" was seen in the building shortly after 2 p.m. The license plate of the car he left in was given to police. The investigation is continuing.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Men are particularly at risk if the breast cancer gene (BRCA2) runs in their family.
The focus of Breast Cancer Awareness efforts are focused on women -- the ribbons are pink, after all. But men can get breast cancer too. Patch sat down with a few local experts about male breast cancer: Patch: Why is it important to talk about male breast cancer? Dr. Lee: It's important because men don't think they can get breast cancer. They don't think they can receive a mammogram screening. The discussion should be focused on breaking the myths and informing people on what is fact versus fiction. Men will say to me “men can't get breast cancer.” So they tend to show up late, when the lump has been there for several months, which is usually stage 2 or later. And that means that it has already spread to the lymph nodes because they …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Here's what happened in Westlake this week
A construction worker on the Nagel Road interchange in Avon was killed after being struck by a car in a two car crash. Interstate 90 was shut down from Crocker Road to Route 83 for about five hours, creating traffic jams in Westlake. The worker was identified as Peter Maglis, 63, of Campbell, OH. American Greetings is due to get $1.25 million from the State of Ohio as part of the deal it made to stay in Ohio. It is the final payment of the $2.5 million the state gave the company, which is building its world headquarters in Crocker Park. Two people were arrested after their car flipped on the westbound on-ramp to I-90 at Crocker Road. Staff at University Hospitals' new Fertility Center on Crocker Road gave a tour of the facility, which will…
Friday, September 14, 2012
West side fertility patients have new option for treatment
Dealing with fertility problems can be embarrassing, intense and emotional. Adding in long drives for all the doctor appointments just makes it worse. That's why University Hospitals' new Fertility Center, located at 2055 Crocker Road, is important, said Dr. Bryan Hecht, one of the physicians there. "Before, our patients on the west side had to go downtown or to the east side for everything," he said. The Fertility Center opened on Aug. 13. The new facility offers in-house services such as semen analysis, insemination, sperm freezing, blood testing and hormone testing. "We can give same-day results," Dr. Hecht said. "It helps alleviate the stress of waiting." The facility doesn't just deal with infertility, but also has services for high-…
Monday, August 8, 2011
Westlake doctor says reactions are rare and the benefits are essential.
It’s a forgotten luxury to be immune. We can take for granted our freedom from debilitating diseases such as polio, whooping cough, diphtheria and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) bacteria. Some even indulge in debate on whether to administer life-saving immunizations to their infants for fear that their babies will have adverse reactions, contract other conditions, or just because protection from the 16 different diseases just isn’t that necessary anymore. Those diseases don’t exist anymore here in Westlake, right? It’s 2011; who’s heard of anyone with polio lately? Following the recommended vaccination schedule from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices is …