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Columbus Pediatrician:Viagra, Caffeine, Help Some Premature Babies

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Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus
2:15PM
November
21, 2014

On a given day, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus treats about 100 premature infants. But, they’re getting some adult medications to stay alive.

Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Re-Emerges, Gets Panel OK

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An Ohio House panel okays the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
12:10PM
November 20, 2014

A bill imposing some of the nation’s most stringent abortion restrictions has cleared an Ohio House committee after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session.

Lawmakers Take Aim At Ohio’s High Infant Mortality Rate

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File Photo at University Hospitals.
10:45AM
November
20, 2014

Ohio ranks near the bottom among states with poor infant mortality rates. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports — lawmakers are working with each other — across the aisle — to try and stem the crisis.

The Cost Of Ohio’s Ebola Scare

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12:00PM
November 19, 2014

A panel of public health and law experts says the cost was likely worth it, but improvements can be made.

Major Change Coming To Execution Drug Bill

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9:01AM
November 19, 2014

A fast-moving bill would shield the names of companies whose drugs are used for lethal injections in Ohio, but its Republican sponsor says he’s open to allowing the secrecy provision to expire at some point in the future.

Health Care Advocates Race To Meet ACA Deadline

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Groups like Enroll America are using social media to get people signed up for coverage ahead of the Dec. 15 deadline.
9:07AM
November
17, 2014

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are knocking on doors and using social media to get people signed up for health plans ahead of the December 15 open enrollment deadline.

Dozens Of Ohio Guard Members Could Deploy To West Africa

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Ohio Army National Guard officials expect to know more about the possible deployment later this week.
8:42AM
November 17, 2014

A group of soldiers from the Ohio Army National Guard is expected to go to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak in the region.

Ohio State’s Tobacco Ban Making Some Progress

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Ohio State officials measure some progress in the nearly year long campus-wide smoking ban.
5:00AM
November
17, 2014

More universities in Ohio seek to implement a campus-wide tobacco ban. Akron and Kent State want to join Ohio State which started its tobacco ban nearly a year ago. University officials monitor progress in several ways according to Dr. Peter Shields with the James Cancer Hospital.

Coleman Asks City Council’s Approval Of Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

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Breakdown of Mayor Coleman's proposed fiscal year 2015 budget
6:45PM
November
14, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman on Friday proposed an $813 million operating budget to the city council for Fiscal Year 2015.

HHS Secretary Makes Pitch For Health Law Enrollment In Columbus

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U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, greets Columbus social service leaders. She spoke to a news conference at the Main library to urge Central Ohioans to sign up or re-enroll in HealthCare.gov
10:52AM
November
13, 2014

The nation’s top health care official stopped in Columbus Thursday promising consumers that sign-ups on the federal healthcare exchange will go much better this year. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, says she’s hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s website meltdown at HealthCare.gov that caused enrollment delays.