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All Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture

Oct 25, 2019
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he talks with a panel of experts about the latest in arts and culture around Columbus. 

As One, a thought-provoking story about Hannah, a transgender woman, and the reality of human nature is November 8 through 9 at the Southern Theatre.

 

Guests:  

Wellness Wednesday: Lyme Disease Prevention

Jul 31, 2019
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Lyme disease is spreading mostly across northeast Ohio, but experts say the rest of the state is at risk.

Today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we consider the spread and the threat of Lyme disease. 

Updated at 5:10 p.m. ET

The Trump administration is placing new restrictions on the use of human fetal tissue in medical research. Federal scientists working at the National Institutes of Health will be prohibited from obtaining new tissue samples from elective abortions for ongoing research projects at NIH.

Abortion-rights opponents hailed the move as a first step toward a complete ban on the use of human fetal tissue in research.

Doctors from Ohio State University are working to bring more black men into the medical field, which they say will also lead to better outcomes for patients in underserved communities.

The price of pharmaceuticals around the world can vary dramatically depending on who's paying for the drugs and where those patients happen to live.

Take the pneumonia vaccine. Doctors Without Borders just struck a deal on it for refugee children in Greece. The aid group will pay $9 per immunization for a drug with a list price of $540. In local Greek pharmacies, the vaccine costs $168. France pays $189 for the inoculation while the far less wealthy nation of Lebanon pays $243 for it, according to the group. In India you can get it for roughly $60.

Physicians across the country have a message for the National Rifle Association: Gun violence is our concern. It's part of a battle being fought vigorously on Twitter in recent weeks.

Clare Roth / WOSU

Ann Jarrell is a nurse at Mt. Carmel New Albany, but at 6 p.m. on a Monday night, she finds herself back in a college classroom at the Columbus College of Art and Design.

Saying that he’s “out of options," WBNS-TV meteorologist Chris Bradley is relying on his faith in God as he transitions to hospice care.

Editor's note: This story includes graphic imagery and language.

A mocking tweet from the National Rifle Association has stirred many physicians to post on social media about their tragically frequent experiences treating patients in the aftermath of gun violence.

Nurse Nicole Simpson prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta on Feb. 7, 2018.
David Goldman / AP

Doctors will have a new drug in their arsenal to help people fight the flu this year. The Food and Drug Administration approved a new medication Wednesday that combats the flu with one dose.

Michael Lee / WOSU

As a child of Costa Rican immigrants, second-year medical student Miguel Ruiz grew up in a predominately Hispanic community in Miami. His family went back and forth from the U.S. and Costa Rica before settling down in Florida, so he was able to observe the differences in the health care systems between the two countries.

Ohio Doctors Can Now Apply For Medical Marijuana Certification

Mar 27, 2018
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Ohio is one step closer to getting its medical marijuana program operating by September. The state medical board has opened the online application to certify doctors, who will be the first point of contact for patients who qualify for medical marijuana.

Debbie Holmes

A small balloon could be one of the best bets for Columbus doctors to save gunshot victims. And as Columbus continues to experience a wave of deadly shootings, Grant Medical Center has already found plenty of opportunities to put it to use.

In what's believed to be the first dedicated facility at a pediatric medical center, Cincinnati Children's is planning to launch the Center for Stem Cell and Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) to grow human organs.

The Cleveland Clinic has announced it will expand a program that collects tissue and fluid samples from patients for research purposes. It’s called the Biobank.

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