PTSD

In the weeks and months following May 4, 1970, life for Kent State students changed completely. The university responded to the shootings by halting on-campus classes and creating a type of pre-Internet distance learning for students, and students and faculty had to change the way they learned and taught.

The students were, of course, emotionally changed by the experience as well, and the approach to mental health care at the time was quite different than today. 

The new Columbus Police Wellness Bureau.
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Ohio is one step closer to granting workers' compensation to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder. The policy change would base benefits off of the mental health condition rather than requiring an accompanying physical injury.

The William Green Building, home to the Bureau of Workers Compensation in downtown Columbus.
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The Senate has passed a $645 million budget for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, after stripping out sections added by the House on first responders and immigration.

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Volunteers use a golf cart to shuffle veterans from a parking lot to a pond in Galloway. It’s a crisp fall day, and the calm water is full of fish.

Crickets chirp distantly and fishers slush through the grass to find private spots to fish. A few Columbus Crew SC players are even on hand to mingle with veterans.

Who Do First Responders Call For Help?

Aug 9, 2018

Blood has a distinct, coppery scent. If that's what Brandon Dreiman smelled when he stepped off the fire truck, he knew his job wasn’t going to be easy.

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Seeking medical advice from your doctor can be a complicated interaction. Research suggests that doctors encourage patients to decide their own treatment options, even if those patients want the final decision to be made by the doctor. We'll talk about why this occurs, and how patients and doctors can improve risk assessment.

We'll also look at how art can rehabilitate those with brain injures, and a new therapy treatment that can treat and prevent peanut allergies in children. 

Ron Fleming is 74 now, but he's spent most of his life trying to recapture what life felt like when he was 21, fighting in Vietnam.


Daryle Ray Walker pulls up into the driveway on his black Harley Davidson motorcycle. After living in Texas for years, he recently moved back to Ohio where he was born.

Anthony Anderson and Tom Voss from the documentary Almost Sunrise.
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In July, a northeast Ohio man killed himself inside the Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Warren, while he was there for an appointment. His wife says he was a 23-year veteran of the Air Force Reserves who suffered with post-traumatic stress disorder.

There are concerns for the 850,000 veterans in Ohio, some of whom may be struggling with PTSD as well. A new documentary hopes to bring attention to the issue, and help to those who need it.

Army aerobic circuit workout
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For a long time it has been commonly believed that women should avoid exercise while pregnant, especially if they do not already have exercise habits. A new study disputes that belief, claiming exercising while pregnant actually provides many health benefits. Additionally, women are more likely to develop good health practices during pregnancy, which makes it a good time for many to start exercising. Join us today as we discuss the latest in health and wellness news with a panel of guests.

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Ohio's largest police union wants the Bureau of Workers Compensation to cover more claims for post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders. 

Illegal Drugs as Medical Remedies

Dec 28, 2016
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The F.D.A. recently gave permission for large-scale trials of the drug MDMA, or ecstasy. Research and previous trials has shown the drug being effective in treating PTSD. Today we will look into illegal substances and their possible futures as prescription medications. 

Illegal Drugs as Medical Remedies

Dec 13, 2016
DEA / Wikimedia Commons

The F.D.A. recently gave permission for large-scale trials of the drug MDMA, or ecstasy. Research and previous trials has shown the drug being effective in treating PTSD. Today we will look into illegal substances and their possible futures as prescription medications. 

Election Stress, Future of Obamacare, SCOTUS

Nov 9, 2016
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Now that the election is over, the stress may be relieved for some. Today we take a look at the common anxiety induced over this election season. We will also discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act now that we have a new president and what a Donald Trump presidency could mean for the Supreme Court.

Solon Police Department

SOLON, Ohio (AP) - Records show a man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman after a traffic accident near Cleveland served two tours in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps and received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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