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Wellness Wednesday: Food Allergy

Aug 7, 2019
Healthy Food
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Researchers estimate that around 32 million Americans have food allergies.

That includes 5.6 million children under age 18, which equates to roughly two kids in every classroom.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, food allergies in children are on the rise and with students heading back to school soon, food allergy prevention and awareness is key.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides, food allergies, why older adults are binge drinking, and more. 

The Cleveland Indians have won six straight and are a season-high 12 games over .500 at the All-Star break as the baseball universe has arrived for the Midsummer Classic right here in Cleveland. But one person is missing from the excitement.

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco revealed just before All-Star Week kicked off that he has been battling chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) in his month away from the team.

Indians Pitcher Reveals Leukemia Diagnosis

Jul 6, 2019

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco says the blood disorder that sidelined him earlier this season is leukemia.

The 32-year-old right-hander shared his diagnosis with Dominican Republic television station CDN37 during a hospital visit there. The full interview will air Sunday at 4 p.m., according to tweets from the station and the reporter who broke the news, Frank Camilo.

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University will participate in a major public health initiative aimed at preventing cervical cancer in at-risk Appalachian families across several states. 

Zahn's Middle School in Piketon was closed amid concerns about radioactive contaminants.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Students at a Piketon middle school that closed over radiation concerns will attend classes elsewhere next fall.

Crystal Glass attended Zahn's Corner Middle School and grew up near a uranium enrichment plant in Piketon. She got a benign tumor at 14, and cancer years later.
Nick Evans / WOSU

In Waverly, a YMCA gym is lined with poster boards set up on easels. Glen Broughton stands in the middle, looking over a huge three-dimensional map of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

Zahn's Middle School in Piketon was closed amid concerns about radioactive contaminants.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Radiation concerns have closed a school in southern Ohio despite federal officials’ insistence that the amount of detected materials aren’t a public health concern. However, the county’s cancer rates are among the highest in the state.

Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine's new Integrated Oncology Suite.
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Ohio State University’s Veterinary Medical Center opens a new cancer ward on Wednesday.

Researcher interacting with a dog.
Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dogs may be man's best friend, but owning any companion animal can be beneficial for both your mental and physical health. 

Research has shown that pets help their owners produce mood-changing serotonin and oxytocin. And animal-assisted therapy has become an accepted practice around the country.

Today on All Sides, we discuss how pets help us to be happier and more.

Alex Trebek, who has hosted the Jeopardy! game show since 1984, announced Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

"Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I'm going to fight this, and I'm going to keep working," Trebek said in a video announcing his illness. "And with the love and support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease."

The Socioeconomic Inequality In Cancer

Jan 28, 2019

Cancer mortality rates in the U.S. continue to drop, but not for everyone.

According to the American Cancer Society’s annual statistics report, the cancer death rate is 20 percent higher in the nation’s poorest compared to the affluent between 2011-2016. 

Today on All Sides, the socioeconomic inequality in cancer. 

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new study from Ohio State examined if mailing human papillomavirus, or HPV, tests to women increases screening rates. Screening women for HPV can help prevent cervical cancer.

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Columbus officials broke ground Wednesday on Fire Station 35, the first in the city designed to keep firefighters' living spaces free of carcinogens.

Steve Dillman thinks he can trace his prostate cancer back to August 1, 1985.

The family of terminal cancer patient Brody Allen say they have found a whole new family thanks to the generosity and love of the Tri-State. Sunday afternoon, more than 1,000 people traveled to Colerain Township to either be in or watch the Christmas-themed parade held in the 2-year-old's honor.