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A bill has been drafted to strengthen the laws against owners of dogs that carry out serious attacks against other people, but pro-animal groups are saying another topic must be added to the conversation: tethering.

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State health officials are joining the investigation into Mount Carmel Health System after a doctor was fired for giving 27 people an excessive dose of the pain medication fentanyl.

The state of Ohio is in the midst of a national Hepatitis A outbreak. And Montgomery County health officials are urging people to get vaccinated and take other precautions to avoid becoming infected.

At least one person has died after contracting Hepatitis A in Montgomery County.

Public health department numbers show there are more than 200 Hepatitis A cases across the county this year.

Ohio's infant mortality rate remains higher than the national average. The rate of African-American babies dying before their first birthdays is three times that of white babies.

Despite Ohio's Efforts, More Black Babies Died Last Year

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Health officials say the number of infant deaths in Ohio decreased overall from 2016 to 2017, but racial disparities continued as deaths among black infants increased.

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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.

Capital Care Network of Toledo will only perform medication abortions.
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The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, has been granted a license allowing it to resume performing most abortions.

Capital Care Network of Toledo will only perform medication 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

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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.

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