Health

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Hit Oct. 1

Sep 18, 2013

Under the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment for health insurance begins on October 1, and most Americans will be required to have health insurance by January or pay a penalty.

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Pro Seniors, Inc.

American Pscyhological Association

It’s easy for a parent to tell when a child has a fever or stomach ache, but a mental health problem may be much harder to detect. Millions of children in the United States suffer from depression, anxiety, ADHD or a host of other mental health issues, but many go undiagnosed or properly treated. We discuss recognizing and treating mental health issues in children with Lindner Center of HOPE, Staff Psychiatrist Dr. Leah Casuto, Clinical Director of Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Michael Sorter, and Director of Mental Health for The Children's Home of Cincinnati, Debbie Gingrich.

If your medicine cabinet is overflowing with old or unused medications, you now have a place to dispose of them safely.  Kentucky now has almost 150 permanent prescription drug disposal locations in the state. 

Procter & Gamble / Provided

Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling some of its dry dog and cat foods. The company says they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected brands include various types of Iams and Eukanuba.

In a release, P&G says:

These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

The Christ Hospital

Teen Prescription Drug Abuse

Jul 16, 2013

Mental Health in Greater Cincinnati

Jul 2, 2013

Surveys show one in five people in the US suffers from some form of mental illness, and many of those mental health problems go undiagnosed. On today’s Cincinnati Edition we’ll be taking a look at mental health issues in Greater Cincinnati.

First Steps to Getting Healthy in 2013

Jan 4, 2013

Now that it’s 2013, have you, like many others, made a resolution to get in shape, lose weight, exercise more, etc.? Before you decide to take off on a 3 mile run after many sedentary years, take a listen to The Front Row with Betsy Ross as she talks with Athletic Trainer Brad Wagner of Oxford Physical Therapy about how to safely start an exercise regimen that will succeed.


Girls on the Run - Cincinnati

Nov 2, 2012

Erin Hamilton, executive director and local founder of Girls on the Run - Cincinnati, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about this year’s

5K run/walk on November 17, concluding 12 weeks of training for thousands of local girls (grades 3 through 8), instilling better health habits including exercise and smart eating.

Queen City Bike

Oct 5, 2012

Biking in Cincinnati is exploding as a way of saving on gas, protecting the environment and getting exercise. Nern Ostendorf, the director of Queen City Bike, a non-profit organization that promotes safe biking for a healthier environment and healthier citizens, discuss his organization and biking in Cincinnati with Mark Perzel.

Researchers from several universities, including UC, say a new study shows men are at a greater risk of depression than women following a stroke.

Assistant professor of social work Michael McCarthy theorizes there's a connection between depression and mens' beliefs about their familial roles.

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati is expanding its Task Force on Healthy Living to include several organizations.  The newest members represent the public schools, the city's parks and recreation departments and the soft drink industry. 

Council Member Wendell Young chairs the task force.

From letsmove.gov website

Supporters say they hope an event Saturday morning on the city's riverfront will help promote a healthy, active lifestyle. 

Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld is partnering with city departments, businesses and non-profits for “Let’s Move, Cincinnati.”

It's part of First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative designed to fight the growing problem of childhood obesity.

Dancing with Parkinson's

Aug 24, 2012

Cincinnati’s de la Arts Dance Company has started the Dancing with Parkinson’s program for patients with this disease and their caregivers. Elizabeth Grover, coordinator of the program, explains to Robyn Carey-Allgeyer that, while this is not a therapy or exercise class, it does provide movements that can be helpful to Parkinson’s patients.

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Dr. John Link, who has just released the 5th edition of the Breast Cancer Survival Manual which provides patients with a great understanding of their diagnosis and the variety of treatment options.

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