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Ohio Water Quality

Oct 10, 2019
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Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered the state Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Health to investigate the safety of Ohio drinking water. The announcement came four months after a study found so-called ‘forever chemicals’ in Ohio drinking water.

DeWine made water a key issue in his campaign for office. And during his State of the State address in March, he promised to address the state’s water infrastructure, pollution and algae issues.

Porn As A Public Health Crisis

Aug 9, 2019
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Nineteen Ohio lawmakers want to classify pornography as a public health crisis. They say that the use of porn is tied with sex trafficking and sexual abuse.

This move adds Ohio to the growing list of GOP-controlled states that are pursuing legislation against adult media.

Today on all sides, the meaning of a public health crisis, the health affects of porn, and more. 

Porn As A Public Health Crisis

Jul 19, 2019
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Nineteen Ohio lawmakers say that the use of porn is tied with sex trafficking and sexual abuse. They want to classify pornography as a public health crisis. Ohio addes to the growing list of GOP-controlled states that are pursing legislation against adult media. Today on all sides, the meaning of a public health crisis, the health affects of porn, and more.

Porn As A Public Health Crisis

Jul 10, 2019
Soumil Kumar / Pexels

Nineteen Ohio lawmakers want to classify pornography as a public health crisis. They say that the use of porn is tied with sex trafficking and sexual abuse.

This move adds Ohio to the growing list of GOP-controlled states that are pursuing legislation against adult media.

Today on all sides, the meaning of a public health crisis, the health affects of porn, and more. 

Losing a loved one to gun violence can cause anxiety, stress and other mental health symptoms. So can simply living in an environment where violence is common.

But experts say early intervention and support can help prevent some of those negative, long-term consequences.


Measles is surging. Last week the U.S. recorded 90 cases, making this year's outbreak the second largest in more than two decades.

So far this year, the U.S. has confirmed 555 measles cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Monday. That's 50 percent higher than the total number recorded last year, even though we're only about a quarter of the way through 2019.

And the virus isn't slowing down.

 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine
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Gov. Mike DeWine’s used his first State of the State address to emphasize the importance on building towards a better future, he says Ohio can do this by investing in programs that support early childhood development, public health and workforce development.

Wellness Wednesday: Hepatitis A Outbreak In Columbus

Feb 20, 2019
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City health officials are dealing with the worst hepatitis A outbreak in the past two decades. 

The city plans to keep immunization clinics open to continue treatment for the highly contagious liver infection, which is a particular risk for people with compromised immune systems and older people. Today on All Sides, hepatitis A outbreak, racial disparities in health care, and more.  

Experts told Kentucky lawmakers that gun violence needs to be addressed as a public health crisis, advising that they consider legislation that would require gun owners to lock up their firearms.

If you search for images of "toilet" on Google, you'll get a page of sparkling white ceramic toilets.

That's the typical toilet for people in a high-income country. But not every toilet looks like that.

Every year in the U.S., more than 30,000 people die from things related to guns.

That puts guns ahead of HIV, Parkinson's disease, malnutrition, hypertension, intestinal infection, peptic ulcer, anemia, viral hepatitis, biliary tract disease, atherosclerosis and fires. Yet, the funding for research on gun violence lags far behind other leading causes of death, according to a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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A look at early stage breast cancer detection and its impact on survival rates. Then, a glance at child immunization laws for kids in daycare and how new policies are changing public health. Also, a look at cryotherapy as a form of rehabilitation and the effects it can have for your body. 

More Vaccinated Students Heading Back To Ohio Classrooms

Aug 12, 2015
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We’re heading into back to school season, and this year more Ohio students are getting vaccinated. Doctors and public health advocates say new laws are making kids and schools safer, but other warn there’s a battle looming over vaccine requirements and parental rights. 

Watering the Food Desert

Aug 7, 2013

10:00 For years, Columbus' east side has been a relative "food desert," a low-income part of town where access to supermarkets and fresh produce is limited. But Saturday marks the opening of the Near East Side Cooperative Market, a member-owned grocery in Olde Town East. This hour, we'll discuss the market model, its goals and economic viability. Guests

11:00 Oral health is a strong indicator of overall health, but the Buckeye State is facing a major shortage in dentists, especially in rural areas. This hour we'll examine the disparity in dental care, and how the state is addressing the problem. We'll also celebrate Pride Month, and talk to Columbus' new LGBTQ Health Advocate. Then we'll learn why a little altruism can keep your heart pumping.   Guests

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