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Ohio Department of Health officials and other medical professionals are urging people to take steps to avoid heat-related illness this week.

The Ohio Department of Health says a 61-year-old Lucas County woman has contracted the Zika virus through sexual transmission.

Ohio taxpayers will pay more than 45 thousand dollars in legal bills for Planned Parenthood for the dispute involving the disposal of aborted fetuses.

A Cincinnati abortion clinic has received state permission to continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. 

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State officials will launch a campaign on Monday to educate the public about fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths. 

Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations has spiked for the first time during this relatively mild influenza season. 

Columbus Public Health says test results are pending on seven people who have returned from countries hit hard by the Zika virus.

Ohio now has two human cases of Zika virus.

Ohio has its first human case of the Zika virus.

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The state's health department has been answering questions from the public about a virus that poses potential danger to pregnant women. 

A federal district judge has dropped his order that blocked Ohio officials from taking action against Planned Parenthood, after the state said it will not enforce a fetal tissue disposal rule.

The Ohio Department of Health says it has received accreditation through a national program that includes a rigorous peer-reviewed assessment process. 

A federal judge has approved 1.3 million dollars in state payments to the law firm that handled the challenges of Ohio's same-sex marriage ban.

Two embattled abortion clinics in southwest Ohio may be forced to close after state health officials said they had failed to meet the criteria to receive the required variances. 

The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from drug overdoses last year.

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of abortions last year continued a trend of decline in recent years.

The Ohio Department of Health says a 91-year-old Williams County man is the season's first fatality from West Nile virus.

The Ohio Department of Health says two people recently diagnosed with West Nile virus are the first reported human cases in the state this year.

The Ohio Department of Health says a record number of Ohioans died from heroin-related overdoses in 2013.

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Ohio Department of Health officials say the likely source of the Lancaster botulism outbreak is home-canned potatoes used in a potato salad. 

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