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Local Health Officials Report First Columbus Death From Swine Flu

3, 2009

A 20-year-old pregnant woman has become the first Columbus fatality in the swine flu epidemic. The woman died early this morning at Doctors Hospital.

OSU And Children’s Get Millions For Biomedical Research

31, 2009

Ohio State and Children’s Hospital combined will receive more than $4 million in recently announced federal stimulus money. The funds are designated for biomedical research.

OSU Video Project Helps Children Cope With Parent’s Cancer

March 23, 2009

When cancer strikes a father or mother, a child might become frightened and confused. If the parent dies, it might take years for a child to recover from the loss. A program at Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital has been helping children work through the process of understanding cancer, death and grief.

Researchers Optimistic About Cancer Funding.

26, 2009

Cancer researchers in Columbus are monitoring stimulus spending in Washington. They hope the federal government will help make up for recession-driven losses in private donations. Despite the dire economic news, cancer researchers are optimistic – at least in the short term.

Ohio Hospitals and Businesses Lead Effort to Reduce Medical Errors

15, 2009

Ohio hospitals and businesses are working together on a new drive to cut down on two threats to patients when they’re in hospitals — infections and medication errors. The hospitals plan to share information with each other about what practices work best.

Vets Need Better Healthcare

24, 2008

The number of American soldiers killed during the war in Iraq has reached 4,000. Thousands more have been wounded. Many of those vets and other vets from past years end up at V.A. Hosptials. After a recent visit to an out of state V.A. Hospital, WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey says veterans’ healthcare has a lot of room for improvement.

Westerville Police Probe Death at St. Ann’s Hospital

January 21, 2008

An autopsy was completed Monday in what authorities are calling a suspicious death at St. Ann’s Hospital.

Internal disputes slow OSU Med Center expansion

31, 2007

A consultants’ report commissioned by Ohio State says fighting among physicians could jeopardize the OSU Medical Center and the James Cancer Center. The internal rifts have slowed the most expensive project in university history, the $780 million expansion of the medical center.

Honk if you love research: Classic car donation funds cancer studies

Richard Solove in his 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom-- his first classic car and the only one he will keep. He donated his unique assembly of Silver Ghosts to the James Cancer Hospital.
August 9, 2007

A Columbus philanthropist donates to Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital, but not merely in dollars. In August, a unique collection of classic Rolls Royce cars will be auctioned to benefit cancer research.

“Domino” heart transplant recipient dies at Columbus Children’s Hospital

Jason Wolfe
July 24, 2007

Last January two central Ohio babies became the youngest in the world to undergo a heart “domino” transplant. It’s a transplant where organs from one patient are transplanted to another patient, and then organs from the second patient are transplanted to a third. But on Monday one of the patients died after an extended hospital stay.