Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The emergency room entrance to Grant Medical Center in downtown Columbus.
David Holm / WOSU

There are more than twice as many people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ohio now as were a month ago. In some places, hospitals are trying to treat a flood of patients with fewer staff because their own employees have tested positive for the virus or are in quarantine.

Ohio State Wexner Medical Center on March 30, 2020.
David Holm / WOSU

Central Ohio's hospitals are once again banning most visitors due to increasing coronavirus cases in the area.

COVID-19 Vaccine Trials In Black Populations

Nov 13, 2020
Vaccine shot

This episode originally aired on July 14, 2020.

The history of medical experimentation and the Black community is fraught with exploitation and abuse.

But with the COVID-19 virus infecting and killing Black patients at disproportionately high rates, many experts in the medical field are calling for their inclusion in the first vaccine trials.

COVID-19 Surge And The Race For A Vaccine

Nov 10, 2020
A volunteer is injected with either an experimental COVID-19 vaccine or a comparison shot as part of the first human trials in the U.K. to test a potential vaccine.
University of Oxford via AP

Drugmaker Pfizer announced Monday an experimental coronavirus vaccine shown to be more than 90% effective in early tests.

The news came as the U.S passed a grim milestone, recording more than 10 million cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Starr Roden, left, a registered nurse and immunization outreach coordinator with the Knox County Health Department, administers a vaccination to Jonathan Detweiler, 6, at the facility in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Paul Vernon / Associated Press

Pediatric vaccinations fell sharply across the country as states took measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

With many children behind schedule in their vaccinations, some experts fear an uptick of measles, whooping cough, and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

Wellness Wednesday: Dental Care During Coronavirus

May 6, 2020
Dental Hygienist Kayla Whitmer works on a patient in Aspen Dental's MouthMobile, a dentist office on wheels, Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.
Jay LaPrete / Associated Press

Gov. Mike DeWine included dental offices in the first round of businesses that could reopen on May 1.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dental Association, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have all issued warnings that non-emergency dental procedures should wait for now.

Coronavirus Doctor Q&A

May 1, 2020

Today is the day Ohio hospitals can resume nonessential medical procedures that don’t require an overnight hospital stay, which were postponed last month as part of the state’s pandemic response.

The Ohio Hospital Association estimates hospitals lose $1.2 billion every month that elective procedures are canceled.

COVID-19 Doctor Q&A

Apr 10, 2020

Ohio appears to be flattening the curve in the fight against the coronavirus. The latest projections have COVID-19 in Ohio peaking at around 1,600 new cases per day, down from an earlier estimate of nearly 10,000 cases per day just a few weeks ago.

Front-Line Healthcare Workers And Coronavirus

Apr 6, 2020
A drive-thru coronavirus testing facility run by the Cleveland Clinic.
Ronny Salerno / WVXU

Working from home has become the norm for many people, but for those on the front lines of our healthcare system that is not an option.

women researcher working on COVID-19 test
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Battelle and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced Monday they’ve developed a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19.

Researchers say the new system can process about 200 tests a day, with results in as little as five hours. The goal is to run 1,000 tests a day.

Answering Coronavirus Questions

Mar 20, 2020
A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press

The number of Ohioans infected by the coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease is steadily increasing.

As the virus spreads, so do the questions about the disease.

The laboratory test kit used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public health officials from around the world are keeping a watchful eye on the spread of the coronavirus as more countries are reporting an increase in infections. In Ohio, state and local officials are working on several preventative measures to keep the virus from occurring.

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will open a new outpatient center in Dublin. This is the third clinic Ohio State has announced as part of an expansion of its ambulatory care network. 

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Officials with The Ohio State University’s College of Medicine say they plan to hire 500 new faculty members over the next five years.

Ohio State University

An Ohio State Board of Trustees committee signed off Thursday on a measure that would allow certain law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons on campus, and a plan to purchase land in Delaware County for a satellite medical facility.