WorkLife qualification

WorkLife qualification


WorkLife by Meridian, a provider of workforce wellness, occupational health and testing, has qualified for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners in compliance with the U.S. Department of Safety Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

The NRCME is a new program designed to “promote and preserve the highest level of professional standards, training and care among medical examiners.”

WorkLife by Meridian has four on-site medical specialists on the National Registry of Medical Examiners: Dr. Daniel Brown, Dr. Michael Cafaro, and nurse practitioners Irene Starr and Laura L. DeJulia. WorkLife by Meridian offers many occupational health and workforce wellness programs, along with drug and alcohol testing.

New podiatrist


Ankle & Foot Care Centers has added Dr. Johnny Alayon to its staff of podiatric physicians and surgeons in the group’s Niles office.

Dr. Alayon’s practice includes general podiatry, diabetic foot care and other lower extremity ailments. He comes from Seattle, where he had been the director of podiatric medical education for the Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System since 2011. He is certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and has been practicing since 2001.

Dr. Alayon and his wife, Dr. Suhad Hadi, also a podiatric physician, have three children.

New pediatrician


Dr. Matthew Wyneski has joined Akron Children’s Hospital Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases in infants, children and teens.

After graduating from the Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Wyneski completed his pediatrics residency at Akron Children’s. He then completed his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at the Cleveland Clinic.

Allergy tips

Healthy space designer Robin Wilson, an ambassador for The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, offers these tips for summertime allergy prevention.

Bathroom: Get rid of vinyl shower curtains because they hold mold more easily. Use a nylon curtain instead.

Bedding: Use hypoallergenic pillows and wash pillow cases once a week, pillow protectors at least once a month, and replace pillows every three years. Cover your mattress with a hypoallergenic cover and wash every two months. Make sure the mattress is non-toxic and without formaldehyde-based fire retardants.

Flooring: Get rid of wall-to-wall carpeting. Tile and hardwood floors are a better choice, but must be vacuumed or cleaned on a regular basis.

Check for mold in dishwashers, under the fridge in the water pan and in sink and bath drains.

Wash or freeze stuffed toys to kill dust mites.

Consider using slipcovers on upholstered furniture. They can be washed regularly. Limit the use of drapes as they are “dust catchers.”

Leave shoes, sandals and other footwear in the garage or on the porch. Make sure all windows are properly sealed and outdoor air isn’t seeping in, which will also keep energy costs down.

Keep pets clean and off beds. Cat and dog allergies are very common, so keep pets bathed regularly to reduce the dander. Never allow pets on the bed, and wash your hands after handling an animal.

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