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Parents and other caregivers of children who are learning at home while schools are closed – even for part of the week – can receive weekly cash benefits, regardless of whether they would normally qualify for unemployment.

That’s according to guidance released at the end of August from the U.S. Department of Labor about who is eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA). The program, part of the federal government’s COVID-19 relief plan, is aimed at those affected by the virus who are not eligible for regular unemployment benefits. 

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In a typical year, between one and three children are lost to drowning in backyard swimming pools during a Cincinnati summer. This year, Cincinnati Children's Hospital reports nine such deaths.

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The number of babies in Hamilton County dying before their first birthdays remained relatively the same in 2019, however there was a 24% decrease in the number of Black infant deaths.

One of the hardest things during this pandemic — for kids and adult children — has been staying away from their parents and grandparents.

People 65 years and older are at higher risk for getting a severe case of COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And about 80% of deaths in the U.S. from COVID-19 have been in people older than 65.

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With concerns about the coronavirus, many people are hesitant to enter hospitals and doctor's offices, and that may include parents whose children need regular check-ups. But pediatricians are trying to get the word out to families that their offices have been open during the pandemic, and it is still safe to schedule child-well visits.

Governor Andy Beshear said some childcare programs can resume as soon as June 8. Beshear said in-home childcare programs that care for 10 or less children can re-open on the 8th and larger childcare centers will be allowed to open on June 15.

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On April 1 Teasha Tennyson gave birth to a six-pound, five-ounce baby at Good Samaritan Hospital. She'd already had a less than ideal birthing process there with her first child.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Thursday announced a slew of openings for various industries that have been closed for nearly two months during the coronavirus pandemic.

As Ohio begins reopening businesses, parents in need of child care will have to wait a while longer to find answers. Gov. Mike DeWine said he's not ready yet to announce a reopening date for daycares, something that was expected Monday, saying the plan needs more work.

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One in three women work at jobs that are deemed essential.

Several industries are preparing to reopen in Ohio over the course of the next two weeks, including health practices, manufacturing plants, and other offices. But the state's first phase of reopening excludes daycares, which lawmakers say poses a serious problem.

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has many of us working from home at a level we're just not used to. We're no longer just occasionally hopping on the computer to send a work-related email or to produce a document for business. We're working our full shifts at home.

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The coronavirus outbreak and the statewide stay-at-home orders may make some people feel isolated, depressed and bored. That's especially true for children. 

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In 2017, Ohio had the second highest rate of drug overdose deaths involving opioids in the U.S. with more that 4,293 reported deaths that year, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. 

A national report ranks Ohio in the bottom half in the country for the health of women, infants and children.

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A family in Ohio filed a civil lawsuit against the Institute for Reproductive Health, Ovation Fertility Cincinnati, and the Christ Hospital Health Network, alleging that another man's sperm was used 20 years ago in in vitro fertilization. The local family believes they learned of this after getting the results of a recent DNA test.

Alisha Floyd bounces her son Chance on her lap. He giggles and pulls her hair.

“He’s the fattest baby here,” she says, laughing.

It's going to be a busy summer at all the Great Parks of Hamilton County

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Many women choose to leave the workforce after having a child and the number of stay-at-home mothers is on the rise after decades of decline. The decision to stay home and raise a family is a personal one but it can have professional implications when a parent chooses to return to a career. This can include a cut in salary and a downgraded position after years spent away from the workforce.

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According to research released by the Bowling Green State University National Center for Family & Marriage Research, the divorce rate in the Unites States has been dropping steadily for several years, dropping to a 40 year low in 2015. 

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