Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Rollout Of The COVID-19 Vaccine

Dec 15, 2020
Ohio State employee Lauren Chisholm, left, receives a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination from Robert Weber Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, in Columbus.
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The first COVID-19 vaccine is here. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center administered the first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine to Ohioans on Monday, starting with frontline healthcare workers at the highest risk of contracting the virus.

Hundreds of thousands of doses are on their way to Ohio, but it is going to take months to get everyone vaccinated and the logistical challenges are enormous.

Wellness Wednesday: Kidney Health And COVID-19

Aug 19, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns chronic kidney disease can heighten the risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Recent studies indicate severe COVID-19 can often lead to kidney injury or failure.

Wellness Wednesday: Toxic Positivity

Jul 15, 2020
A sign at Dempsey's says "shut happens."
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Fears and uncertainty brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have many people saying things like “You’ve got this!” and “This too shall pass.”

A medical professional performs the COVID-19 test at a drive up testing site in Merrillville, Indiana.
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It’s a lot easier to get tested for COVID-19 in Ohio now. Gov. Mike DeWine announced that anyone in the state of Ohio can now get tested for coronavirus for free.

Sierra Roberts and a coworker collaborate at the Ohio Mutual office space in Bucyrus, Ohio.
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Millions of Americans are heading back to the workplace after weeks of working from home or not working at all, as states ease COVID-19 restrictions.

Employees may find the transition stressful with the coronavirus still a threat.

alcohol poured into a shot glass

Ohioans bought 1.36 million gallons of liquor in March, a nearly 25 percent increase over the same period last year.

More of us are leaning on alcohol to beat quarantine doldrums and stress, but experts warn that extended overindulging could make it harder to put down the bottle when the lockdown is lifted.