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The Ohio Statehouse has added a charging station for electric wheelchairs.

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of infant deaths rose slightly last year. compared with the previous year.

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The Ohio Department of Health says the number of abortions performed in 2016 declined for the fourth consecutive year.

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A new bill at the statehouse would make it illegal for companies, especially those in the health care industry, to require their employees to get annual flu shots. 

The Ohio Department of Health is reporting the state's first death this year from the West Nile virus.

There’s a new scam prompting Ohioans to give personal information, thinking they are providing it to the state health department. But that’s not the case. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

 

Melanie Amato with the Ohio Department of Health says the scammers are using caller ID-spoofing technology to make calls appear to be from legitimate health departments.

“They’re asking for account numbers, social security numbers, a mother's maiden name, passwords or any other identifying information.”

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The state says a record 4,050 people died of drug overdoses last year, driven in large part by the emergence of stronger drugs like fentanyl.

Ohio Department of health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in the state this year.

Licking County health officials say a mosquito caught in a trap near Johnstown in late June tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich  has named attorney Lance Himes as director of the Ohio Department of Health.

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Republican Ohio House leaders are rejecting the governor's budget proposal to change a program that helps pay medical bills for the sick children of 40 thousand families.

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Columbus Public Health says over the last two weeks, hospitalizations from the flu have risen to the highest level recorded this season.

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Results of tests conducted by Delaware County health officials show three cases of norovirus in the Olentangy Local Schools.

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A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise. 

A new Ohio Department of Health report shows an increase in the state's infant mortality rate, with African-American babies dying at a rate approaching three times that of caucasians.

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State officials say two children became ill with a new version of the swine flu virus after being in contact with infected pigs at the Clark County Fair in late July.

Incoming Ohio 7th and 12th graders must be immunized against meningitis under a new state law.

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Ohio has issued new guidelines for eating fish caught in lakes, rivers and streams.

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. 

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