Health

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The rush to see which medical marijuana dispensary would be the first to open in Southwest Ohio is over. About Wellness Ohio welcomed customers Tuesday morning, across the parking lot from Walmart, in Lebanon.

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A local Sharonville business hopes to give people techniques to reduce stress during Mental Health Awareness month.

Ohio continues to do better in preparing for public health emergencies like flu outbreaks or flooding, according to a study released this week by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Ohio Lyme Disease Cases On The Rise

May 9, 2019

With warmer weather and backyards full of deer, Lyme disease is on the minds of the public health community.

Back in the 90s, Ohio saw a handful of Lyme disease cases. Now, that number is well into the hundreds each year. There were nearly 300 cases in 2018, according to data from the Ohio Department of Health. Last year, Cuyahoga County had 25 cases, the highest in the state.

When health researchers make headlines, it’s often for a sensational project – like manipulating genes to create a baby. But others are examining broader issues, including how – and where – you live affects your health.

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Six months after rushing her 4-year-old to Cincinnati Children's with sudden paralysis, Alex Voland says Elijah is making progress but still struggles to move his right leg. He was diagnosed in October with a rare disease called acute flaccid myelitis. Its cause is unknown though researchers may have found a link.

It’s a rainy spring evening in Louisville, less than two weeks from one of city’s biggest events: the Kentucky Derby. On May Fourth, people from across the U.S. and world stream into town to watch a day of horse racing.

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The increase in hepatitis A cases around Ohio is pushing health officials in Cincinnati to encourage vaccinations and good handwashing. The move by the Cincinnati Health Department comes a day after announcing U.S. Chili patrons may have been exposed to the virus.

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April is National Donate Life Month. According to preliminary data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), the 36,527 organ transplants performed in the United States in 2018 set an annual record for the sixth straight year.

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Cincinnati nonprofits are joining a national conversation about systematic racism in the health care industry.

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Poor oral health continues to be a problem that can lead to more serious health concerns. The Hamilton County Oral Health Coalition was created in 2017 to address and improve overall oral hygiene and it's now out with its strategic plan.

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A judge on Tuesday ruled in favor of a Kentucky health department that temporarily banned unvaccinated students from attending school and related activities after school officials said there was an outbreak of the chickenpox. Lawyers for the students say they plan to appeal the decision, and other local health departments are watching the situation closely.

Panelists at Side Effects Public Media’s two-part Happier Birth Days conversation answered viewer questions about maternal and infant health disparities in Indiana’s black communities. But there wasn’t time to answer all questions. Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr.

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Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and other scientists across the country are embarking on a massive project. They're building a giant map called the Pediatric Cell Atlas. It will offer an unprecedented window into the unique biology of children.

Some doctors see access to birth control as a tool in the fight to decrease maternal and infant mortality. Indiana has one of the nation’s worst rates of new mothers and infants dying, and those rates are even worse for black women.

But a history of abuse has led to distrust of health care professionals in communities of color. 

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A promising new cancer drug developed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and manufactured by Bexion Pharmaceuticals in Covington will soon be tested on children. BXQ-350 is already showing signs it's working on adults who have brain and gastrointestinal tumors.

Gov. Matt Bevin made national news this week when he said he deliberately exposed his nine children to chickenpox so that they would catch the disease and become immune.   

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There are tens of thousands of mental health mobile apps, with new ones coming and going every day. Miami University researchers looked at studies about those apps - and hundreds of apps themselves - to learn whether they're helping or hurting people.

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Ever since Marie Kondo turned organizing into an art and then made her method available to everyone on Netflix, it seems decluttering has been all the rage.

“I water my horses out of this creek down here,” Jeff Ivers says, resting his hand on his horse’s nose.

He looks out over his land: 43 acres, surrounded on three sides by Perry State Forest, with a small creek running through it.

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