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Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths among Ohioans 65 and older. Coming up, how a martial arts instructor in Columbus is taking the fear out of falling by teaching older adults how to do it safely.

Plus, we’ll look at the country's worsening obesity crisis and explore the top-ranked diets for 2018. 

What to Do When You Start Aging

Dec 28, 2017
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Join us today for a look at the transition into old age. The life expectancy for Americans has grown and people are living longer. Coming up what living and caring options exist for elder members of our communities and families.

The Blue Diamond Gallery

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In the wake of our nationwide opioid epidemic, scientists explain how addiction manifests in adults and complicates the lives of infants born from drug abusing parents. Then, a look at emerging technologies that will make diabetes screening easier, safer, and eliminate the need to draw blood.

Casey Raub can easily deadlift over 100 pounds — not thanks to the gym, but from his work as a bartender at ever-packed Brooklyn brunch hotspot Five Leaves. Raub, 35, regularly hoists heavy boxes of liquor and massive buckets of ice for an endless stream of gin gimlets and grapefruit margaritas. Two and a half years ago, he was injured in a cycling accident, and his work routine only compounded his back pain.

It's hard for Zachary Lane to wake up in time for school every day.

"I have four alarms set and it still takes me a long time to wake me up," says Lane, a 17-year-old high school junior in Zionsville, Ind.

He says he regularly gets detention for being tardy. "I get to school and I'm talked to like I'm attempting to skip school — like I'm attempting to be truant," he says. "I feel terrible. It's awful."

And when Lane does make it to class on time, he has a hard time focusing.

"I feel kind of like lagging behind myself," he says. "I don't feel totally there."

The EpiPen, the anti-allergy device that has been under investigation because of huge price increases, is soon going to have some competition.

Kaleo Pharmaceuticals, a small privately held drugmaker, says it plans to bring the Auvi-Q epinephrine auto-injector back onto the market in 2017.

Both the Auvi-Q and EpiPen devices inject a dose of epinephrine into the thigh of a person experiencing a severe allergic reaction.

When it comes to women's and children's health in the state of Ohio, the diagnosis is not good.

The United Health Foundation recently released its 2016 Health of Women and Children rankings, and Ohio fell closer to the bottom than the top.  Ohio ranked 33rd among states.  

Rubber Baseball Field Brings Disabled Kids Up To Bat

May 24, 2016
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The Mirolo Dream Field in Grove City has a rubber infield and outfield built to be more accessible than dirt or grass. It opened on Saturday. 

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New research about metabolism after weight loss may help explain why some struggle to keep the weight they have lost off. And, what the history of germs and our relationship with germs is, including what the best practices are to prevent diseases. 

Fentanyl Patches
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A team of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control recommends Ohio target 8 counties where fentanyl overdose cases are high and making a anti-overdose drug readily available.

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