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Lauren Hill Dies, But Her Legacy Will Live On

Apr 10, 2015
Hill's basketball teammates held hands and remembered her during a Friday vigil.
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Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph basketball player, was determined to turn the fact that she was dying from an inoperable brain cancer into something positive that might help save others.

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Young adults traditionally aren’t the face of cancer. But people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer at a rate six times higher than children, according to the National Cancer Institute.

In the third part of our three-part series on cancer, we talk with some young people who are stepping up to be a voice for a group of cancer patients that sometimes go overlooked.

“I was in the shower when I found it,” Brittany Beitel, who lives in Hilliard, recalls. It was last April when Beitel found a lump in her breast. “I didn’t really think anything of it.”

Jo McCulty / Ohio State University

Cancer treatment, in recent years, has moved away from a “one size fits all” approach toward more personalized care.

Jo McCulty / Ohio State University

For years, doctors have treated cancer with three things: chemicals, radiation and surgery. New research finds another approach holds promise – giving cancer a cold…a cold virus.

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Young adults traditionally aren’t the face of cancer. But people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer at a rate six times higher than children, according to the National Cancer Institute.

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An agreement has been reached over death row inmates’ subpoenas of Board of Pharmacy information about drugs used for lethal injection in Ohio.

At issue were attempts by inmates’ lawyers to find out more about the state’s lethal injection process, which now calls for two drugs Ohio doesn’t have and which may only be available in specialty doses created by compounding pharmacies.

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Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell below 100 last week as an unusually severe season comes to an end.

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Kirwin Institute

A new study on life expectancy points to race, poverty and lack of health care as factors that contribute to the premature death of some county residents.

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The coroner in Ohio’s largest county is seeing a rise in deaths from the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Advocates To Push Vaccine Legislation At Ohio Statehouse

Mar 10, 2015
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The father of a boy killed by bacterial meningitis and an expert in infectious diseases are among advocates coming to the Ohio Statehouse to promote new vaccine legislation.

The Immunization Advocacy Network of Ohio has organized an event Tuesday to speak to state lawmakers. The organization of immunization providers and supporters says vaccines are valuable to the health of the state.

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