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The 2020 Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon, scheduled for October 18, has been canceled.

Wellness Wednesday: New Alzheimer’s Treatments

Apr 22, 2020
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Stanford Medicine researchers have found a gene variant that protects some individuals who are at higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease from developing its debilitating effects.

More than 5 million Americans have symptomatic Alzheimer’s. It’s one of the leading causes of death in older people.

Researchers hope their findings will lead to better treatments and preventions for the disease.

Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus lights up for Pride Month.
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Columbus City Council is expected Monday night to approve a 15-year, 100% tax abatement for Nationwide Children's Hospital to build a for-profit gene therapy center.

Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz briefed the media on February 26, 2020 on deaths by suicide, drug overdose and homicide.
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Franklin County Coroner Anahi Ortiz announced Wednesday that suicide and homicide deaths have increased 40% from the same period last year, while overdose deaths have gone up by 49%.

Backers of the bill that would block doctors from prescribing drugs or performing surgery to change the gender of a child, Rep Ron Hood (R-Ashville), Rep Bill Dean (R-Xenia), Aaron Baer, President of Citizens for Community Values.
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A new bill in the Ohio House would prevent doctors from prescribing drugs to delay puberty or perform surgery to change a child’s gender. The bill is similar to ones proposed in at least eight other states.

Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus lights up for Pride Month.
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The Columbus Board of Education has signed off on a 15-year, 100% tax abatement for a gene therapy center proposed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus lights up for Pride Month.
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Nationwide Children’s Hospital is asking for tax abatements on a new for-profit gene therapy center. If granted, it would exempt the company from paying money to Columbus City Schools for 15 years. 

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The insurance company Ambetter, distributed in Ohio through the Buckeye Health Plan, is facing a lawsuit from four customers. The class-action suit could eventually include hundreds of plaintiffs. / Flickr

As Ohio lawmakers debate a bill to regulate the herbal supplement kratom, a new study shows the substance continues to poison and even kill some people.

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Federal authorities have announced trade secret theft charges against husband-and-wife researchers who worked for 10 years at Nationwide Children's Hospital's Research Institute.

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Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are warning about an increase in accidental ingestion of marijuana by children. 

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An animal rights group is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to levy a fine of at least $10,000 against Nationwide Children's Hospital over botched research on a pig.

Nationwide Children's Hospital announced it will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour in July. The change will be fully implemented by 2020.

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday morning to approve a resolution continuing a youth mental health initiative. / Flickr

A new study at Nationwide Children’s Hospital finds the misuse of the popular herbal supplement "kratom" could lead to serious health conditions or even death.