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At least 18 abortion restrictions have been put into place in Ohio since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011. There are fewer abortion clinics now versus then. Yet the new abortion report compiled by the state shows the number of abortions actually increased last year. 

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A national report released Monday shows Ohio has the 11th highest obesity rate in the country.

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The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, has been granted a license allowing it to resume performing most abortions.

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The only abortion clinic in the Toledo area has stopped performing surgical abortions, at least for now.

Increase in Hepatitis A Cases Concerns Ohio Health Officials

Apr 27, 2018
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A large increase in Hepatitis A cases in Ohio has health officials concerned. There have been 47 cases of the highly contagious liver infection confirmed this year compared to just five cases at this same time last year.

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Cases of the flu are plaguing Ohioans throughout the state and hospitalizations are soaring.

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The state is working with community leaders trying to find ways to curb the infant mortality crisis. A new report shows that 1,024 babies died before their first birthday last year. That’s a 1.9 percent increase from the previous year.

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Some companies, especially those in the healthcare fields, require their employees to get flu shots each year. A newly released bill would make that requirement, for anyone, illegal.

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Governor John Kasich has named an attorney as director of the Ohio Department of Health.

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The Ohio Department of Health reports the flu is widespread throughout the state.

Late Flu Hits Ohio, Spreads Across The State

Mar 9, 2016
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The Ohio Department of Health says the flu is now widespread across the state.

Health officials say the number of people hospitalized for the flu took a big jump last week. There were 203 confirmed new cases last week. That compares with 93 the week before.

Egg Recall - Safety Standards in Ohio

Aug 24, 2010

Mike Thompson (filling in for Ann Fisher) discusses the recall of 550 million eggs produced in Iowa and food safety on Ohio egg farms, with Ohio Department of Health lab director Beverly Byrum, Ohio Poultry Association executive director James Chakeres and New York University nutrition and public health professor Marion Nestle.