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The Ohio Department of Health reports its first case of Zika virus in a 30 year old woman who traveled to Haiti and lives in Cleveland.

Proposal To Cap Drug Prices Raises Questions And Lawsuits

Feb 4, 2016
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The Secretary of State may soon have a decision on a proposal to cap the price Ohio pays for drugs it buys for Medicaid, prisons and other state-run programs. And while that decision might stop the proposal in its tracks, it’s already controversial.

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The Zika Virus has affected thousands of people in Latin America. But that hasn’t stopped many Central Ohioans from going forward with travel plans. 

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The head of Ohio's environmental agency has called for a criminal investigation after the operator of a water treatment plant in northeast Ohio failed to tell the public that high levels of lead and copper had been detected in some homes last summer. 

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Ohio’s legislative leaders have a task force and are holding public meetings to study the possibility of allowing some sort of medical marijuana here.  Regardless of what they do, a national group plans to put a medical marijuana plan before voters this fall. 

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Little was known about hepatitis C when it was first discovered in 1989, but since then strides have been made in the drugs that treat it--some with an over 90% cure rate. But these drugs can be pricey. This hour, we will discuss hepatitis C's history, effects and the future of treating the disease. 

A group advocating for limiting drug prices for HIV/AIDS patients has filed a federal lawsuit against Secretary of State Jon Husted.

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As health care costs increase, more and more employers are doing their best to trim those expenses wherever they can. 

A new report ranks Ohio near the bottom when it comes to handling outbreaks of infectious disease.

Doctors at Nationwide Children's Hospital say treating children with a simple, acute appendicitis with antibiotics is a reasonable alternative to surgery.

Ohio hospitals and abortion providers would have to dispose of fetal remains by burial or cremation under legislation being introduced by Republican state lawmakers.

Ohio's governor and top law enforcer are asking educators across the state to help in the battle against opiate addiction.

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The leader of the Ohio House says he may convene a task force to review medical marijuana policy.  

An Ohio bill would let restaurants, child care centers, amusement parks, colleges, sports venues and other places keep  on hand to treat severe allergic reactions from insect stings, food or other causes.

Authorities say a man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after his wife died of a heroin overdose in a southern Ohio nursing home earlier this year.

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In an effort to reduce infant deaths, Columbus Public Health is rolling out a new multi-media Safe Sleep campaign Tuesday. We sat down with a father who lost his son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, in 2009.

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The Ohio Department of Corrections has cut health care costs by millions during the past decade. Part of the savings comes from a change to inmate diets.

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An outbreak of a highly contagious skin infection called impetigo has canceled all classes in the Madison-Plains school district.

Wellness Wednesday: Mindfulness, Headaches, Apitherapy

Sep 9, 2015
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Studies have shown that mindfulness meditation can reduce stress and improve a person's health. Also, the difference between headaches and migraines, why we get them, and how to get rid of them. Then, a look at apitherapy, or "bee therapy," and its holistic approach to medicine. 

Bill Could Encourage Drug Addicted Pregnant Women to Seek Help

Sep 3, 2015
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A new bill could help encourage drug addicted pregnant women to seek help without fear of losing their babies.

More Vaccinated Students Heading Back To Ohio Classrooms

Aug 12, 2015
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We’re heading into back to school season, and this year more Ohio students are getting vaccinated. Doctors and public health advocates say new laws are making kids and schools safer, but other warn there’s a battle looming over vaccine requirements and parental rights. 

Search Crews Find Woman's Body In Alum Creek

Aug 4, 2015
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Officials say they have recovered the body of an Australian woman who was hit by a boat and killed while water-skiing in Alum Creek Lake last weekend.

Ohio discourages swimming, wading in Grand Lake St. Marys

Jul 28, 2015
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The state is once again recommending that people and pets avoid swimming and wading in Ohio's largest inland lake, Grand Lake St. Marys, as levels of an algae-produced toxin rise.

Do Police Get Special Treatment? Yes, Says Prosecutor

Jul 24, 2015
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Activists in Cleveland continue to push prosecutors to charge the police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice last year. A group calling itself The Cleveland 8 claims the shooting is the latest example of how police are treated differently. 

More Ohioans Using Food Stamps At Farmers' Markets

Jul 22, 2015
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There is progress being made in the battle against food deserts -- urban areas where residents lack access to fresh, healthy food. That progress comes in the form of federal assistance dollars being spent at farmer's markets. 

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A new report on the well-being of children across the country finds that more Ohio youngsters are living in poverty than before the recent recession. 

Pregnant Woman, Two Children Killed In Southern Ohio Flooding

Jul 20, 2015
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Authorities in southern Ohio are assessing damage to homes and roads in the aftermath of flooding that swept away a mobile home, killing a woman and two of her children.

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Authorities have yet to find two swimmers who were reportedly swept toward a dam on the Olentangy River and are believed to have drowned over the weekend.

Report Shows Dramatic Increase In Number Of Drug-Addicted Babies

Jul 13, 2015
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A recent report from the Ohio Department of Health shows the state has seen a 750 percent increase in the number of babies diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome since 2004.

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