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CDC Report: Nearly A Quarter Of Ohioans Smoked In 2012

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Anti-smoking advocates in Ohio say the state's ranking remains among the lowest in the nation because adequate funds aren't invested in programs to help people quit smoking and prevent children from starting.
9:46AM
February
3, 2014

The National Health Interview Surveys, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, say 23.3 percent of Ohio residents still smoked in 2012, a rate that was just 5.4 percent lower than it was in 1984, the first year Ohio tracked smoking numbers.

The Ups And Downs Of Measuring Body Fat

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Gina Shaffer is a personal trainer with EMH Center for Health and Fitness.
8:02AM
February
25, 2013

Visit the doctor and someone will almost certainly take your temperature, blood pressure and weight. All it takes is a thermometer, arm cuff and a scale. Patients have a pretty good idea what the readings mean. But the tools to measure fat are much more diverse – and each has its drawbacks.

The Future Of Abortion In Ohio

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Pro-choice activists with NARAL Ohio have clashed with members of Ohio Right to Life over the "Heartbeat Bill," which would install some of the nation's strictest limitations on abortion. The measure has so far failed to clear the legislature.
7:50AM
January 23, 2013

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe –vs- Wade ruling by the U. S. Supreme Court. And ever since that decision that allows legal abortion in the first trimester, groups opposing abortion have been slowly chipping away at it. What does the future hold for Ohio’s abortion laws?

Why Are Some People Perfectionists?

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Morgan Thompson is a cognitive sciences student at Case Western. She considers herself a perfectionist.
8:23AM
December
3, 2012

Most people want to do good work, but sometimes “good” isn’t “good enough.” No one knows that better than perfectionists. Their uncompromising drive can lead to great achievement, but also brings a certain kind of misery.

3 of 4 Ohio Clinics Warned About Meningitis Say No Symptoms Yet

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8:27AM
October
9, 2012

The Marion Pain Clinic declined comment, while Marion’s BKC Pain Specialists, Cincinnati Pain Management, and Dublin-based Ortho-Spine Rehab Center say no patients have shown signs of meningitis.

Shigella Infects Hundreds At Columbus Daycare Centers

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The bacterial infection is easily spread person-to-person, especially among young children who are diapered.
10:52AM
October 3, 2012

Heath officials report 435 cases of the bacterial infection in Franklin County this year. That’s compared to 24 in 2010 and 2011 combined.

Ohio Swine Flu Cases Continue To Increase

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A pig rests at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.
7:26AM
August 15, 2012

The state Department of Health says the number of confirmed cases in Ohio now sits at 54, with most involving people who’ve had direct contact with hogs at county fairs.

Ohio Falls Into Bottom Third In Health Rankings

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The report from the United Health Foundation ranked Ohio poorly on air pollution and spending on public health programs.
11:51AM
December
7, 2011

The United Health Foundation ranked the state poorly on air pollution and public health programs.

Study Predicts Surgeon Shortage, Calls For More Part-Timers

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The report's authors say many patients already face wait times of up to three weeks.
5:00AM
October
17, 2011

Part-time work for surgeons may help to keep more of them on the job.