Health

Cleveland Clinic performs its first fetal surgery to repair spina bifida

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According to the CDC, approximately 1,645 babies are born with spina bifida each year in the United States.Read more

Program teaches local medical students to work with patients speaking limited English

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A medical school lesson is aiming to ensure prescriptions, diagnoses and other health information doesn't get lost in translation.Read more

Doctors help Ross, Pike county patients in need with fresh produce vouchers

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Patients in the Ross and Pike counties may now get more than medicine depending on their diagnosis.Read more

Report urges travelers to get MMR vaccine due to European outbreak

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American Academy of Pediatrics report urges travelers get MMR vaccine in wake of "record-breaking" European measles outbreakRead more

Personal care products send a child to the emergency room every 2 hours, study finds

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While many don’t think much of personal care products kept in plain view like shampoo, lotion, makeup and nail polish, researchers found their presence can lead to a...Read more

Ohio medical experts travel to Kenya to perform surgery

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Dr. Awuor and a colleague will lead a team to the city of Kisumu in the east African nation of Kenya. Read more

Ohio board rejects adding insomnia, depression as conditions for medical pot; tables autism, anxiety

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Board President Dr. Michael Schottenstein said Wednesday the vote would be delayed to give two new board members time to consider expert reports.Read more

Possible breakthrough reported in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease

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Researchers at University of New Mexico researchers are working on a vaccine they hope could prevent Alzheimer's disease, reports CBS Albuquerque affiliate KRQE-TV.Read more

Vaping device maker Juul pledges $7.5 million to research impact of e-cigarettes

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A historically black college in Tennessee is planning to research the impact of electronic cigarettes and vaping with a grant from vaping device maker Juul Labs.Read more

What's Going Around: Strep throat

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This week, urgent care experts say they're seeing symptoms of an illness we usually think of during cold weather: strep throat.Read more

New device differs from pacemakers for those with heart failure

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A central Ohio man diagnosed and living with heart failure for the past five years is the first to be implanted with a life-changing device called the Optimizer Smart...Read more

Local dietitian helps families eat healthier

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A local dietitian offers ways to encourage better eating habits without forcing children to finish their plate.Read more

Study finds increase in exposure to laundry detergent packets among older children

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A new study investigated trends in calls to poison control centers across the country for exposure to liquid laundry detergent packets.Read more

Companies report progress on blood tests to detect cancer

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A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included...Read more

US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record

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This year's U.S. measles epidemic just surpassed a 25-year-old record, and experts say it's not clear when the wave of illnesses will stop.Read more