An Ohio Senate Committee yesterday approved Governor John Kasich's nominee for state health director, paving the way for a floor-vote.
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.
Heroin has become a campaign issue in Ohio this year as politicians disagree over who has done the most to tackle the epidemic of overdose deaths blamed on the narcotic.
The annual number of abortions reported in Ohio has dropped below 24,000, its lowest level since the state began tracking the data in 1976.
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.
The state veterinarian says four horses in northeast Ohio have died of eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne illness that also can affect humans.
State health officials say the measles outbreak that helped push the number of cases to a two-decade high appears to have ended.
Ohio health officials report two women have been hospitalized with encephalitis resulting from infection with West Nile virus.
Local and state health officials say no measles cases have been reported since mid-July, while mumps cases continue to be tallied.
For the first time in 16 years, the director of the Ohio Department of Health won’t be a doctor.
The interim director of the Ohio Department of Health has signed an order to revoke the license of Toledo's last abortion clinic, effective August 12th.
Ohio's measles outbreak appears to be coming to an end.
The Mumps and measles outbreaks continue to expand through central Ohio.
About 80 more measles cases have been confirmed over the past week, bringing the total for an Ohio outbreak to about 240 cases across six counties.
Ohio Department of Health officials have confirmed 143 cases of measles in six counties, with the number of confirmed cases doubling in the past two weeks.
Public health officials have confirmed 303 cases of mumps in an outbreak that started at Ohio State University earlier this year.
The Ohio Department of Health has now confirmed 21 cases of measles in an outbreak that began in Knox County among unvaccinated Amish who had traveled to the Philippines, which has a measles epidemic.
The Ohio Department of Health says fewer Ohio teens are abusing prescription painkillers and using heroin.
The Ohio House has approved a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries and maternity homes to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
The Ohio Department of Health says the state is in the midst of a full-blown flu outbreak.