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Gabe Rosenberg

Some 200,000 African-Americans served as soldiers in the Civil War. Quite a lot fewer served as doctors or nurses - just 13, to be exact.

A new exhibit at the Ohio State Medical Heritage Center - called "Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine" - tells their stories. 

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.

Black Man in a White Coat

Sep 10, 2015
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In almost every field of medicine, black patients fare the worst. Infant mortality rates among black children are twice that of whites and obesity rates among black women are double that of white women. Poor health care and unhealthy lifestyles might seem like obvious answers but there is one not-so-obvious reason for these issues: lack of black doctors. Today, only 5 percent of doctors are black.

Suspected Botulism Outbreak Kills One, Sickens More In Lancaster

Apr 22, 2015
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A Lancaster hospital says one person has died and at least 18 others are ill with suspected food-borne botulism after a church picnic.

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.”

The Latest in Health and Medical News

Jul 5, 2012

11:00 On this hour of "All Sides," we'll give you all the updates on the latest in the world of health and medicine. Guest

  • Dr. John Swartzberg (Clinical Professor, Health and Medical Science, University of California Berkeley)

Read More Click here to visit the University of California Berkeley's Wellness Letter website.

11:00 “One hundred years ago, a baby had a 50 percent chance of dying,â€? Dr. Lawrence Dorr explained. “In 1900, the life expectancy was 47 years. Tuberculosis (TB) was the biggest killer of man through all history until 1950..." Today on the show, we'll hear about advances throughout medical history. Guest: