#Wellness Wednesday

Wellness Wednesday: Overdose Awareness, Lyme Disease

Aug 29, 2018
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Lyme disease has tripled in the last two decades, according to the CDC. This insect-carried disease can cause symptoms like rashes, joint pain and headaches.

There used to be a vaccine for Lyme disease, but it was taken off the market because of low sales. Now, some doctors are calling for a change.

Today on Wellness Wednesday, we’ll talk about the future of treating Lyme disease, the antidote for opioid overdoses and more.


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Psychologists have created new short-term treatments to help those with psychiatric disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder. 

They’re called intensive therapy programs and can be completed in as little as two weeks, while traditional treatment plans can take months at a time.

This week on Wellness Wednesday, the rise of intensive therapy treatments, and more.  


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Despite intervention efforts, Ohio's infant mortality rate remains higher than many other states. A new report from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio looks at the economic factors contributing to infant deaths and possible solutions. Coming up, a look at strategies for addressing infant mortality in Ohio. Plus, examining conventional wisdom on pregnancy and how our perceptions of getting old can affect how we feel.

Wellness Wednesday: HPV & Men, Heart Health, Weight Loss

Nov 22, 2017
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Leading heart health experts have changed guidelines on what determines high and low blood pressure. What does this update mean for maintaining a healthy heart? Also, a new study shines light on the sexual health of men in America.

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Chances are if you broke a bone in your body, you're not at risk of breaking that same bone again in the same way you did before-unless you're a professional athlete. Today we look at how constant injuries and the threat of them affects the psyche of athletes.

Also coming up, is it smarter to skip the dentist and order products for your teeth online? Finally get a look at the popular dieting fads and trends of the 21st century.

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Do you really gain more sleep with the Daylight Savings Time change? Hear from experts about the correlation between sun and sleeping. Also, enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act begins soon, get more information about plans and coverage. Finally, a look at diet and cancer treatments.

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From wine to UV rays, Wellness Wednesday kicks off with a look at what we put in our bodies and how that impacts us. Recent trends in alcohol use show a surprising increase and the controversial Netflix documentary, What the Health , reveals a troubling side of American food and beverage consumption.

Finally, get helpful tips on how to view the upcoming solar eclipse without causing eye damage.