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6:54 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Many U.S. Mumps Cases In 2014 Were In Central Ohio

The Centers for Disease Control says over one thousand Americans were diagnosed with mumps this year. 

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10:52 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Fear Of Ebola Sends Ohioans To Hospitals; State Promotes Awareness

As the Ebola outbreak continues in West Africa and reports  a second health care worker in Dallas has tested positive for the disease have emerged-- fear among Ohioans seems to be mounting. 

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4:58 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Health Officials Confirm Respiratory Virus In Ohio

Health officials say two hospitals in Ohio have confirmed cases of an uncommon virus causing severe respiratory illness for children in about two dozen states.  

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6:44 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Samples Test Negative For Enterovirus D68

Columbus Public Health officials say samples taken from young children and sent to the Centers for Disease Control have so far tested negative for Enterovirus D68. 

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6:32 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Respiratory Virus May Be In Central Ohio

Central Ohio doctors are waiting on test results from the Centers for Disease Control to find out if a respiratory virus is in the community.

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8:01 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Ohio Ranked 12th For Opioid Prescriptions

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The Centers for Disease Control says Ohio doctors prescribe painkillers at high rates.

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7:26 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Majority Of U.S. Measles Cases Are In Ohio

The Centers for Disease Control says measles cases are at a 20-year high, and 60-percent of those cases are in Ohio.

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7:04 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Health Officials Investigating Suspected Measles Outbreak

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Knox County Health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control to confirm 13 suspected cases of measles.

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7:28 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Health Advocates Propose Expanding Liability Laws

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A recent Gallup poll found less than 50-percent of Ohioans work out three or more days a week, placing the state in the bottom ten for the sixth-straight year.

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5:22 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Ohio's Smoking Rate Still High; Dropping Very Slowly

Despite a half century of government warnings, nearly one in four Ohioans still smoke.

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12:41 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Ohio Ranked Poorly For Public Health

A non-profit group established by a managed health care company says Ohio is one of the unhealthiest states in the nation.

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6:52 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

CDC Reports Says 2 Million Americans Sickened By Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

The Centers for Disease Control says more than 2 million Americans are sickened and more than 20 thousand die each year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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8:00 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

New Forms Of Vaccine Available For Flu Season

Flu Vaccines available this year include the quadrivalent vaccine, designed to fight four strains rather than the traditional three... 

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12:29 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Ohio Again Ranked High For Adult Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control again ranks Ohio as one of the nation's most obese states.

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6:42 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Columbus' Firearm Homicide Rate Increases

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control shows the rate of firearm homicides dropped in Cincinnati, Cleveland, and other major metropolitan areas from 2006 to 2010.

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12:34 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Study On Childhood Choking Incidents

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus shows more than 30 kids in the U.S. are treated each day in emergency departments for food-related choking.

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12:24 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Cyclospora Outbreak Hits Ohio

A 63-year-old Lucas County woman is among at least 285 people sickened in an outbreak of Cyclospora in Ohio, Georgia and nine other states.

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12:40 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pet Frogs

Parents and children in Ohio and 43 other states are urged to take precautions after a study linked a salmonella outbreak in kids to a frog commonly kept as a pet.

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12:40 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Most Overdose Deaths Involve Prescriptions

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control shows most drug overdose deaths in the U.S. involve prescription painkillers and not illegal substances.

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12:27 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

CDC Report On Swine Flu

The Centers for Disease Control says more than two-thirds of those hospitalized after contracting the swine flu virus at county fairs were from Ohio.

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