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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) wants a more forceful response from Ohio Republicans regarding the Trump administration's attempts to hobble the Affordable Care Act.

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The Center for Closing the Health Gap will launch the Black Women's Health Initiative early next year. It will be crafted from focus group results being released Tuesday evening.

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Ohio's infant mortality rate remains higher than the national average. The rate of African-American babies dying before their first birthdays is three times that of white babies.

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Cincinnati Children's is partnering with the Swiss company Roivant on a new venture called Aruvant Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company focusing on innovative gene therapies for hematological conditions such as sickle cell disease. Terms of the deal aren't disclosed in the news release, however, the Cincinnati Business Courier reports it's the hospital's biggest commercialization deal ever.

A bipartisan bill dealing with how insurance companies deny certain treatments and drugs until other options are tried first is getting a final push in this lame duck session. And there’s a lawmaker who’s joining in on this effort – but as a patient.

Columbus Welcomes Ohio's First Somali Primary Care Clinic

Nov 19, 2018

About 100 people crammed into a small clinic on Columbus' west side on Sunday to celebrate the grand opening of Ohio’s first Somali primary care center.

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Some surprising findings could alter the way doctors treat cervical cancer.

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Dania Palanker wanted to find out what kind of short-term health insurance plan she could get, a plan that only lasts for three months and can cost much less than some Obamacare exchange plans. On a website, she plugged in her age, 43, and listed her location as Louisville. Of the results, Palanker said one of the seemingly better plans costs $393 a month, which she said is much cheaper than she could get on an Obamacare exchange.

Gov. John Kasich says Ohio should be doing everything it can to defend the part of the Affordable Care Act that requires health care coverage for people with preexisting conditions. This once again positions Kasich against President Donald Trump, who has said his administration will not fight for the law. 

The Evolving Role of Nursing

May 12, 2016
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The practice of nursing has evolved dramatically since the 1970s. Nurses have long been at the forefront of patient care, and changes in demographics, technology and our healthcare systems during the last 50 years have required nurses to take on an even greater role in patient treatment and health management.

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School districts and charitable organizations are increasingly realizing offering students medical, dental, vision and behavioral health services all in one place, at school during school hours, is beneficial for those who need it.

How organ donations save lives

Apr 27, 2015

  Today there are more than 120,000 people waiting for a life-saving organ transplant.

  We continue our look at organ donations in the United States, as we discuss the growing use of tissue and cornea transplants. More than 47,000 corneas were transplanted in 2013, and more than 1 million tissue transplants are done each year.

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A non-profit agency that helps low-income people get health care and providers get paid is getting a financial boost.

CEO Judith Warren says Health Care Access Now will use a $600,000 grant from the Deaconess Associations Foundation to add staff and expand services. "We're looking to serve an additional 4,500 people," says Warren. The agency currently serves about 1,800 people per year.

Hospice Care

Dec 10, 2013

  Many hear the word “hospice” and picture a place where people go to die. But hospice is not a place, it’s a philosophy of caring for terminally ill patients with compassion, support and symptom management, so they may face the end of life with dignity, and in as much comfort as possible.

Like the rest of the country, Ohio and Kentucky are rolling out their health exchange programs as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Ohio is going with the federal program while Kentucky is running its own marketplace.

Natalie Gordon of Elsmere is excited about the new program. She has ventricular septal defect (VSD), a heart condition that requires regular cardiologist visits. Despite having a job, Gordon says she's either been unable to afford health insurance in the past or has been turned down because of her condition.

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.

    Ohio Governor john Kasich wants to expand the state’s Medicaid program, but is getting push-back from conservative Republicans in the General Assembly. Kasich, Ohio Democratic legislators and other proponents of Medicaid expansion say it will save the state money and insure more Ohioans, but opponents claim it will cause Ohio to lose jobs and increase the state’s cost to cover health care.

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