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A look at early stage breast cancer detection and its impact on survival rates. Then, a glance at child immunization laws for kids in daycare and how new policies are changing public health. Also, a look at cryotherapy as a form of rehabilitation and the effects it can have for your body. 

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A former star pitcher for the Ohio State baseball team has lost his battle with cancer.

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.

Cancer Survival Rates Shockingly Low For Young Adults

Apr 1, 2015

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.”

DNA Technology Is Changing The Game In Cancer Treatment

Mar 30, 2015
Jo McCulty / Ohio State University

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

Researchers Use Common Viruses To Fight Cancer

Mar 30, 2015
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.

11:00 As winter approaches, the couch seems like a cozy place, especially when you don't feel well. But it's possible that your recliner is actually the cause, not the cure, for what ails you. This hour, we'll discuss the toxic chemicals in our furniture. We'll also get the latest on an untreatable side effect responsible for one in four cancer deaths and tackle disappearing health coverage. Guests

11:00 A quick trip to the supermarket reveals that buying healthy food can be expensive. In light of recent proposals to cut food stamp benefits, members of congress have been shopping on the average weekly benefit. This hour, we'll assess the nutritional value of one staffer's choices. We'll also hear about a Kickstarter campaign that heals with humor, and how cancer makes scents. Guests

11:00 This episode of Wellness Wednesday will feature new information correlating sunlight exposure and the prevalence of ADHD. We'll also check in with two Ohio health professionals who are enrolling volunteers in an innovative cancer study. Last, we'll talk about the success of teen mentors in childhood obesity prevention. Guests

Children with Cancer

Sep 20, 2011

10:00 When your child has cancer, everything changes, not only your day to day lifestyle, but the whole way you see cancer. Today, we'll talk to a mother of a child with cancer as well as a medical reporter, a physician, and the head of a special camp for children with serious illnesses. Guests:

Coping with Cancer. A look at cancer as a chronic illness rather than a death sentence. Guests:

  • John Kaplan,  photojournalist and documentary filmmaker

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  • Dr. Charles Shapiro, Director, Breast Medical Oncology at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center--James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Ohio physicians are calling on state legislators to pass a new law that would require health insurance policies to cover the cost of colon cancer screenings.

They say a mandate would save lives and money, but the proposal they back is nowhere close to passing - yet. Critics say government should stay out of this issue and let insurers and market forces determine what medical procedures are covered. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen files this report:

Henrietta Lacks' Medical Legacy

Mar 4, 2010

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman who died of cancer in 1951, and whose cells, taken without consent, launched a medical research revolution, improving countless lives, and making profits for the biomedical industry. With author and journalist Rebecca Skloot.

Breast and Cervical Cancer

Dec 17, 2009

Prevention, detection, testing and treatment of breast and cervical cancer, with The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute medical affairs director and surgical oncologist Dr. William Farrar, M.D., and gynecologic oncologist Dr. Eric Eisenhauer, M.D.