Health

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Some Cincinnati community organizers are hosting a rally this weekend to destigmatize menstrual cycles and push for better access to feminine products.

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Between rising rates of suicide, depression and men simply dropping out of the workforce, are American men facing a crisis of masculinity?

The top doctor in state government said she’s concerned about one of at least three bills in the Ohio legislature that opponents say have some dubious medical science behind them.

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

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Architecture and the built environment effect our lives every day, says American Institute of Architects Cincinnati Executive Director Julie Carpenter. Buildings are places where we live, work and play. Carpenter says there is an increased interest in design that promotes health and an improved quality of life. That is the focus of the AIA Ohio Valley Regional conference Sept. 19-21.

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This week marks the one-year memorial of the shooting at the Fifth Third Center in downtown Cincinnati.

After the events on Sept. 6, 2018, #CincyStrong became a trending topic locally and a rallying force for the city to get behind. Though Cincinnati has not experienced a mass shooting since (defined by the FBI as four or more murdered during an event), gun violence continues in the city. In urban communities like the West End, the conversation around it continues.

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The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is confirming three reports of severe pulmonary illness are likely caused by vaping and it is investigating 11 more suspected cases. That's up from six suspected cases the agency reported less than two weeks ago.

Holmes County is a patchwork of farmland. Modest houses perch on sloping hills and laundry hangs from clothes lines, flapping in the wind.

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One in seven people worldwide lacks access to vision care, and one in four children in the U.S. has an undiagnosed vision problem.

A new report from the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio says climate change has significant negative impacts on children's health, which they say highlights the urgency to reduce carbon emissions. 

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Atsuo Sasaki, Ph.D., associate professor at the UC College of Medicine, says there's an FDA-approved drug that can shrink brain and other types of inoperable cancer in animal models by targeting the energy production mechanism of cancerous cells.

Could it happen here? It's a question a lot of people ask in the wake of a traumatic event.

Even if you're not directly connected to the events in El Paso, Gilroy or Dayton, chances are you've felt the weight of them.

Four Midwestern states have infant mortality rates “significantly higher” than the U.S. average, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control says.


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When older adults reach retirement age, for some, it may also be time to search for a geriatrician. Doctors in this field specialize in treating senior citizens, but at a time when the aging population is growing, the number of geriatricians may not be able to keep pace.

Temperatures are soaring, and that means Midwesterners are headed to summer fairs and festivals. They’ll eat plenty of high calorie foods ⁠—from corn dogs to fried ice cream sandwiches ⁠— but some festivals are trying to include healthier foods.

The Cincinnati Health Department's new Commissioner steps into the role after an unsettling time. The department went without a permanent leader for two years, but Melba Moore has now taken charge, bringing 15 years' experience as the health commissioner for St. Louis.

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A new study suggests girls who reach puberty at earlier ages may be at greater risk for migraine headaches. Vincent Martin, M.D., with UC's College of Medicine presented the findings at the American Headache Society's annual meeting.

Indiana's Commission on Improving the Status of Children met Wednesday morning to discuss a wide range of issues, including suicide prevention. 

Ohio Reports First Measles Case Of 2019

Jul 12, 2019

Amid the country’s worsening measles outbreak, Ohio is reporting the state’s first case of this year.

A young unvaccinated adult in Stark County contracted the virus and has since recovered, but not before coming into contact with some people who are believed to be unvaccinated, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s Jose Rodriguez.

Officials are monitoring those who may have been in contact with this individual and they are in self-quarantine, Rodriguez says.

A new service launched by the Ohio Department of Health this month offers free, confidential help for people under 18 who are trying to stop using e-cigarettes and tobacco – a growing issue that the Surgeon General is calling an epidemic.

The “My Life, My Quit” initiative is an outgrowth of the Ohio Tobacco Quit phone line for adults. But the new program for teens offers help over the phone, by text or online.

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