Archives: public health

Watering the Food Desert

For years, Columbus’ east side has been a relative “food desert,” a low-income part of town where access to supermarkets and fresh produce is limited. But Saturday marks the opening of the Near East Side Cooperative Market, a member-owned grocery in Olde Town East. This hour, we’ll discuss the market model, its goals and economic viability.

Wellness Wednesday: LGBT Health, Dental Shortage, Medical Round-Up

Oral health is a strong indicator of overall health, but Ohio’s rural areas are facing a major dental shortage. This hour we’ll examine the disparity in dental care, access and explore a solution. We’ll also celebrate Pride Month, and talk to Columbus’ new LGBTQ Health Advocate. Then we’ll learn why a little altruism can keep your heart pumping.

Are Immunizations Safe?

National Academy of Sciences says immunizations are largely safe, but does that mean the conversation is over?