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7:25 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise

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

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7:02 am
Tue April 28, 2015

Improperly Canned Food Confirmed As Source Of Lancaster Botulism Outbreak

Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church
Credit WCBE Files

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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6:37 am
Tue April 28, 2015

SUPCO Dismisses NARAL's Public Records Lawsuit Over ODH Communications With Right To Life Group

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an abortion rights group over a public records request seeking communication between the Ohio Department of Health  and an anti-abortion organization.

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6:25 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Ohio Officials Closer To Finding Botulism Source

Ohio Department of Health officials say they are closer to finding the source of botulism that killed one person and sickened many more after a church picnic in central Ohio last weekend. 

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7:10 am
Thu April 23, 2015

Canned Food Suspected Source Of Local Botulism Outbreak

Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church
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Improperly canned food is suspected of causing the Lancaster botulism outbreak. 

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2:31 am
Sat March 14, 2015

Flu Hospitalizations Continue To Decline

Ohio Department of Health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell to 92 last week as an unusually severe season comes to an end.

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2:13 am
Sat February 14, 2015

Weekly Flu Hospitalizations Virtually Unchanged

The Ohio Department of Health reports flu-related hospitalizations dropped slightly last week, saying the flu season appears to be tapering off.

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1:50 am
Sat January 31, 2015

Weekly Flu Hospitalizations Decline

The Ohio Department of Health reports a drop in the number of flu-related hospitalizations.

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1:48 am
Sun January 25, 2015

Flu Hospitalizations Declined Last Week

The Ohio Department of Health reports a decrease in the number of flu-related hospitalizations.

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6:52 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Raising Radon Awareness

This is National Radon Action Month. Radon-related lung cancer claims the lives of an estimated 20 thousand Americans every year.

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1:52 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Ohio Flu Deaths Rising

Cuyahoga County health officials say eight people died from the flu in one week.

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11:43 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Local, State Flu Hospitalizations Continue To Rise

The Ohio Department of Health says four people have died from the flu this season as hospitalizations continue to rise.

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9:40 am
Wed January 7, 2015

NARAL/Pro Choice Ohio Sues To Get Emails And Calls Between Dept Of Health And Right To Life

A group that identifies itself as pro-choice is suing to get the Ohio Department of Health to turn over any communications it’s had with a leading  group that identifies itself as pro-life. 

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6:35 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Local Flu Hospitalizations Hit Record

Columbus Public Health officials say 101 people were hospitalized for the flu from December 20 through December 27, the largest weekly number since the agency started keeping records in 2009.

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6:44 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Ohio Senate Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing On ODH Director Nominee

Rick Hodges testifies before Ohio Senate committee
Credit Ohio Public Radio

An Ohio Senate Committee yesterday approved Governor John Kasich's nominee for state health director, paving the way for a floor-vote.

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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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12:05 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Response To Heroin Use Becomes Campaign Issue

David Pepper (L) and Mike DeWine

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.

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8:21 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Ohio Reports Record Low In Abortions Since 1976

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. 

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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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12:22 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

State Veterinarian: 4 Horses Die Of Virus In Ohio

The state veterinarian says four horses in northeast Ohio have died of eastern equine encephalitis, a mosquito-borne illness that also can affect humans. 

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