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  • 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

    2 American Ebola patients released from hospital

    Thursday, August 21 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-08-21 15:55:53 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.
    ATLANTA (AP) - After nearly three weeks of treatment, the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa have been discharged from an Atlanta hospital, officials said Thursday.
  • Health officials: 2 Ohioans have West Nile virus

    Health officials: 2 Ohioans have West Nile virus

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-08-20 14:50:36 GMT
    Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state's first human cases. The Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday a 24-year-old woman in Muskingum County and a 78-year-old woman in Cuyahoga County have been hospitalized with encephalitis. That's an inflammation of the brain caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito.
    Ohio health officials have confirmed that two women have been hospitalized with the West Nile virus in state's first human cases. The Ohio Department of Health said Wednesday a 24-year-old woman in Muskingum County and a 78-year-old woman in Cuyahoga County have been hospitalized with encephalitis. That's an inflammation of the brain caused when someone is bitten by an infected mosquito.
  • Peanut and almond butters recalled due to salmonella risk

    Peanut and almond butters recalled due to salmonella risk

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-20 13:22:49 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters. Also being recalled were some lots of private label almond butter from grocers Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Safeway. A...
    NEW YORK (AP) - A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters. Also being recalled were some lots of private label almond butter from grocers Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Kroger and Safeway. A...
  • Tap not passing their lips

    Tap not passing their lips

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:30:14 GMT
    Toledo has tested and treated it's water but talk to residents and they are not convinced the tap water is safe.
    Toledo has tested and treated it's water but talk to residents and they are not convinced the tap water is safe.
  • Two reasons we avoided another water crisis

    Two reasons we avoided another water crisis

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:42:07 GMT
    Toledo believes it learned two important lessons two weeks ago and a water alert that affected 500,000 residents.
    Toledo believes it learned two important lessons two weeks ago and a water alert that affected 500,000 residents.
  • Ebola clinic looted

    Ebola clinic looted

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:36:07 GMT
    Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.
    Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.
  • Chemicals in tea a mix up

    Chemicals in tea a mix up

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:33:52 GMT
    Authorities say an industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier.
    Authorities say an industrial cleaning solution that ended up in tea that a woman drank at a Utah restaurant was unintentionally mixed into a bag of sugar a month earlier.
  • Cut-a-thon benefits local volleyball coach with ALS

    Cut-a-thon benefits local volleyball coach with ALS

    Sunday, August 17 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-08-17 14:51:53 GMT
    Today you can get a back-to-school haircut and help out a local woman battling ALS.Melissa Belcher, whom you see on the right in these photographs, is a former teacher and volleyball coach at Sylvania Northview, Whitmer and Central Catholic.Today, her sister, Brenda, is hosting a Cut-a-Thon. Four years ago, Belcher was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. All of the money raised will help Belcher pay for her medical bills. If organizers at Salon 53 in Port Clinton reach their goal, the...
    Today you can get a back-to-school haircut and help out a local woman battling ALS.Melissa Belcher, whom you see on the right in these photographs, is a former teacher and volleyball coach at Sylvania Northview, Whitmer and Central Catholic.Today, her sister, Brenda, is hosting a Cut-a-Thon. Four years ago, Belcher was diagnosed with ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease. All of the money raised will help Belcher pay for her medical bills. If organizers at Salon 53 in Port Clinton reach their goal, the...
  • Ohio health agency urges vaccines as classes start

    Ohio health agency urges vaccines as classes start

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:32:30 GMT
    The Ohio Department of Health is urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year.
    The Ohio Department of Health is urging parents to make sure children are up-to-date on vaccinations to protect them and their classmates as they begin a new school year.
  • Health coverage in jeopardy for 6,000 Ohioans who can't prove residency

    Health coverage in jeopardy for 6,000 Ohioans who can't prove residency

    Saturday, August 16 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-08-16 18:53:03 GMT
    The federal government says about 6,000 Ohioans who signed up for the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act soon to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.
    The federal government says about 6,000 Ohioans who signed up for the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act soon to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status.
  • Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

    Toledo Police take part in Ice Bucket Challenge

    Saturday, August 16 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-08-16 15:47:13 GMT
    The Toledo Police Department has taken up a challenge that's soaking the nation. TPD posted this video on its Facebook page. It shows the deputy chief and other officers dousing their heads with ice-cold water. It's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Toledo police are now challenging all other police, fire and emergency agencies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to get soaking wet or make a donation. The ALS Association says it has rec...
    The Toledo Police Department has taken up a challenge that's soaking the nation. TPD posted this video on its Facebook page. It shows the deputy chief and other officers dousing their heads with ice-cold water. It's part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money to fight ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease. Toledo police are now challenging all other police, fire and emergency agencies in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan to get soaking wet or make a donation. The ALS Association says it has rec...
  • Ohio officials: Measles outbreak could be ending

    Ohio officials: Measles outbreak could be ending

    Health officials say no measles cases have been reported in Ohio since mid-July, while mumps cases continue to be tallied.
    Health officials say no measles cases have been reported in Ohio since mid-July, while mumps cases continue to be tallied.
  • Salmonella outbreak plant manager comes clean

    Salmonella outbreak plant manager comes clean

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:17:29 GMT
    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened, he testified Thursday.Food and Drug Administration investigators were inspecting the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely in January 2009. Samuel Lightsey said he lied to those investigators about positive tests for salmonel...
    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A former manager of a south Georgia peanut processing plant blamed for a deadly salmonella outbreak lied to federal investigators to protect the company he worked for but decided to come clean after realizing how many people had been sickened, he testified Thursday.Food and Drug Administration investigators were inspecting the Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely in January 2009. Samuel Lightsey said he lied to those investigators about positive tests for salmonel...
  • Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober when he died

    Robin Williams' wife: He had Parkinson's disease, was sober when he died

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:55:41 GMT
    The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide. In a statement Thursday, Susan Schneider said that Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's when he was found dead earlier this week.
    The wife of Robin Williams says he was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease and was sober at the time of his apparent suicide. In a statement Thursday, Susan Schneider said that Williams was struggling with depression, anxiety and the early stages of Parkinson's when he was found dead earlier this week.
  • I-Team: 58 businesses to get letters about price gouging allegations

    I-Team: 58 businesses to get letters about price gouging allegations

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:38:06 GMT
    The 13abc I-Team has uncovered new information about the price gouging investigation during Toledo's water crisis. The I-Team learned Wednesday that nearly 60 businesses now need to provide documentation about what they charged people for bottled water and what they paid for it. 58 businesses will be getting or have already received the letter from the Ohio Attorney General's office.
    The 13abc I-Team has uncovered new information about the price gouging investigation during Toledo's water crisis. The I-Team learned Wednesday that nearly 60 businesses now need to provide documentation about what they charged people for bottled water and what they paid for it. 58 businesses will be getting or have already received the letter from the Ohio Attorney General's office.
  • Ohio AG gives Lucas Co. $650,000 grant for heroin recovery pilot program

    Ohio AG gives Lucas Co. $650,000 grant for heroin recovery pilot program

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-08-12 21:39:50 GMT
    The money will be used to hire two new victim advocates and create a recovery housing facility to help heroin overdose survivors.
    The money will be used to hire two new victim advocates and create a recovery housing facility to help heroin overdose survivors.

  • Medicare fraud increases costs across the board

    Medicare fraud increases costs across the board

    There's a new medical scam that's affecting people even if they are not filing medical claims. With medical costs increasing and becoming more confusing, crooks are hoping you’re not paying attention.
  • Toledo’s last abortion clinic allowed to stay open

    Toledo’s last abortion clinic allowed to stay open

    Monday, August 11 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-08-11 18:47:15 GMT
    Toledo's last abortion clinic can continue operating while it appeals a directive from the Ohio Department of Health to shut down, a Lucas County Common Pleas judge ruled Monday. Judge Myron Duhart issued a stay in the revocation of the clinic's license, pending a resolution. That means Capital Care Network can remain open if it chooses. The state ordered the clinic to close because the center has an emergency care agreement with a hospital deemed too far away. UTMC chose not to renew its ag...
    Toledo's last abortion clinic can continue operating while it appeals a directive from the Ohio Department of Health to shut down, a Lucas County Common Pleas judge ruled Monday. Judge Myron Duhart issued a stay in the revocation of the clinic's license, pending a resolution. That means Capital Care Network can remain open if it chooses. The state ordered the clinic to close because the center has an emergency care agreement with a hospital deemed too far away. UTMC chose not to renew its ag...
  • Ohio prisons may invite food inspections

    Ohio prisons may invite food inspections

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:35:31 GMT
    Ohio's prisons agency is developing plans to invite local health inspections of each prison's food service operations in the wake of complaints about problems including maggots in kitchen areas, a corrections spokeswoman said Friday.
    Ohio's prisons agency is developing plans to invite local health inspections of each prison's food service operations in the wake of complaints about problems including maggots in kitchen areas, a corrections spokeswoman said Friday.
  • Farms focus of Toledo water crisis

    Farms focus of Toledo water crisis

    Sunday, August 10 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-08-10 18:33:58 GMT
    Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week.
    Scientists and farmers agree that phosphorus from agriculture runoff is feeding the blue-green algae blooms on Lake Erie linked to a toxin found in the drinking water of 400,000 people in Ohio and southeastern Michigan last week.
  • Water crisis communication issues can be resolved, say leaders

    Water crisis communication issues can be resolved, say leaders

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-06 21:07:37 GMT
    The City of Toledo is still working to solve the city's water quality issues but it also wants to work on how it communicates with local customers.
    The City of Toledo is still working to solve the city's water quality issues but it also wants to work on how it communicates with local customers.
  • Michigan issues alert for listeria found in salad

    Michigan issues alert for listeria found in salad

    Michigan has issued a public health alert after listeria was found in a sample of chicken Caesar salad sold in suburban Detroit.
    Michigan has issued a public health alert after listeria was found in a sample of chicken Caesar salad sold in suburban Detroit.
  • Lessons learned in water crisis

    Lessons learned in water crisis

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-08-05 20:45:37 GMT
    Toledo's water crisis had the potential to bring chaos to our region ad was for local and state leaders there was no handbook on how to deal with it.
    Toledo's water crisis had the potential to bring chaos to our region ad was for local and state leaders there was no handbook on how to deal with it.
  • Lucas County commissioners declare state of emergency

    Lucas County commissioners declare state of emergency

    Monday, August 4 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-04 20:10:13 GMT
    After days of waiting for answers, the City of Toledo says it is now safe to drink your water. Even though the water is safe, Lucas County Commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon. The emergency declaration will allow Toledo and surrounding communities to qualify for support from the federal government.
    After days of waiting for answers, the City of Toledo says it is now safe to drink your water. Even though the water is safe, Lucas County Commissioners declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon. The emergency declaration will allow Toledo and surrounding communities to qualify for support from the federal government.
  • Health Update: Flushing plumbing systems

    Health Update: Flushing plumbing systems

    Monday, August 4 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-08-04 17:25:03 GMT
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department has issued the following instructions:If your lines have been used since Friday, August 1st, 2014 you do not need to flush your system.Following are step-by-step procedures citizens can use to flush their plumbing system if their lines have not been used since Friday, August 1st, 2014.
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department has issued the following instructions:If your lines have been used since Friday, August 1st, 2014 you do not need to flush your system.Following are step-by-step procedures citizens can use to flush their plumbing system if their lines have not been used since Friday, August 1st, 2014.
  • Promedica begins return to normal

    Promedica begins return to normal

    Monday, August 4 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-08-04 16:35:32 GMT
    ProMedica has begun the recovery process to return to normal operations now that the water ban has been lifted. This includes following the Ohio Department of Health guidelines for flushing medical equipment and sanitizing all surfaces, including in food preparation areas.ProMedica’s hospitals in Maumee, Sylvania and Toledo will proceed with the water restrictions until the flushing and sanitation process is completed.Meanwhile, all non-emergency/elective surgeries for Monday, August 4 will r...
    ProMedica has begun the recovery process to return to normal operations now that the water ban has been lifted. This includes following the Ohio Department of Health guidelines for flushing medical equipment and sanitizing all surfaces, including in food preparation areas.ProMedica’s hospitals in Maumee, Sylvania and Toledo will proceed with the water restrictions until the flushing and sanitation process is completed.Meanwhile, all non-emergency/elective surgeries for Monday, August 4 will r...
  • Health Department instruction on flushing appliances

    Health Department instruction on flushing appliances

    Monday, August 4 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-04 13:55:01 GMT
    The following document is from the Toledo Lucas County Health Department. HOW TO FLUSH PLUMBING APPLIANCESTo protect the health and safety of our communities, we recommend that you read carefully and follow the steps for flushing plumbing appliances.Ice makersIf you have an ice make in your refrigerator, first throw away all ice and then:If you have a filter on your ice makerSome refrigerators, with ice makers, also have filters on the small water line that feed the ice maker. If you have fil...
    The following document is from the Toledo Lucas County Health Department. HOW TO FLUSH PLUMBING APPLIANCESTo protect the health and safety of our communities, we recommend that you read carefully and follow the steps for flushing plumbing appliances.Ice makersIf you have an ice make in your refrigerator, first throw away all ice and then:If you have a filter on your ice makerSome refrigerators, with ice makers, also have filters on the small water line that feed the ice maker. If you have fil...
  • Breaking News

    Water crisis: Mayor's announcement pushed back again

    Water crisis: Mayor's announcement pushed back again

    Monday, August 4 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-08-04 10:22:37 GMT
    The city is asking anyone who receives water from Toledo to avoid drinking or boiling the water.Chemists testing water at Toledo's Collins Park Water Treatment Plant tested for microcystin in excess of the recommended amount. This affects Lucas County and parts of Michigan.
    Governor John Kasich and Toledo Mayor Collins say the city will have to wait for additional test results before making a decision about whether or not to lift the ban on drinking water from Toledo's treatment plant.
  • Water crisis cancellations

    Water crisis cancellations

    Monday, August 4 2014 5:35 AM EDT2014-08-04 09:35:00 GMT
    Cancellations are coming in due to Toledo's water crisis.
    Cancellations are coming in due to Toledo's water crisis.
  • No reported human case of West Nile in Ohio

    No reported human case of West Nile in Ohio

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:50:17 GMT
    Toledo area sanitary workers were rolling around neighborhoods treating drains where mosquitoes breed. Workers say another batch of mosquitoes collected tested positive for west nile virus. The bugs caught were in the Five Points area in West Toledo. This resident says she's worried. "We're on Springdale avenue and I'm concerned for myself. I'm older I'm sixty and I've got five bites right now," said a resident. Traps to catch the bugs are set around the area every night. "So as part of that ...
    Toledo area sanitary workers were rolling around neighborhoods treating drains where mosquitoes breed. Workers say another batch of mosquitoes collected tested positive for west nile virus. The bugs caught were in the Five Points area in West Toledo. This resident says she's worried. "We're on Springdale avenue and I'm concerned for myself. I'm older I'm sixty and I've got five bites right now," said a resident. Traps to catch the bugs are set around the area every night. "So as part of that ...
  • Another pool of mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile Virus

    Another pool of mosquitoes tests positive for West Nile Virus

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:31:38 GMT
    We have received confirmation that another pool of mosquitoes collected has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This pool of mosquitoes was collected on July 22nd in Fives Points in West Toledo. The Ohio Department of Health says that there has been an increase in West Nile Virus activity throughout the state. Health experts say make sure you do all you can in terms of personal protection and eliminating mosquito breeding locations from around your home.
    We have received confirmation that another pool of mosquitoes collected has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This pool of mosquitoes was collected on July 22nd in Fives Points in West Toledo. The Ohio Department of Health says that there has been an increase in West Nile Virus activity throughout the state. Health experts say make sure you do all you can in terms of personal protection and eliminating mosquito breeding locations from around your home.
  • SW Lucas Co. residents get drinking water notices

    SW Lucas Co. residents get drinking water notices

    Residents in southwestern Lucas County are getting a drinking water notice that has some concerned.
  • Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Firefighters battle vacant house fire

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:41 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:41:22 GMT
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
    Firefighters battled an early-morning house fire near the intersection of Dryden and Vermass.The fire broke out at about 4:00 this morning.Fortunately, no one was hurt.Firefighters are still investigating what caused those flames.
  • West Nile virus found in Ottawa Hills

    West Nile virus found in Ottawa Hills

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:22:07 GMT
    West Nile is in Northwest Ohio. Biologists are confirming that 30 mosquitos tested positive for the virus. The test site where the infected mosquitos were found is in the Ottawa Hills area by Central Avenue. 30 mosquitos gathered around the second week of July were found to be carrying the virus. Health officials warn just one bite from an infected mosquito can give you the virus. In most people, West Nile feels like the flu, with aches, pains and fatigue. In some, the virus can be very ...
    West Nile is in Northwest Ohio. Biologists are confirming that 30 mosquitos tested positive for the virus. The test site where the infected mosquitos were found is in the Ottawa Hills area by Central Avenue. 30 mosquitos gathered around the second week of July were found to be carrying the virus. Health officials warn just one bite from an infected mosquito can give you the virus. In most people, West Nile feels like the flu, with aches, pains and fatigue. In some, the virus can be very ...
  • Salmonella outbreak trial starts

    Salmonella outbreak trial starts

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:02:55 GMT
    ATLANTA (AP) - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.A federal indictment unsealed in February 2013 brought charges against the head of Peanut Corporation of America and several others stemming from the outbreak tied to peanuts processed by the company. It was an unusual move by the federal gover...
    ATLANTA (AP) - Three people accused of scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people, sickened more than 700 and prompted one of the largest food recalls in history are set to go to trial this week in south Georgia.A federal indictment unsealed in February 2013 brought charges against the head of Peanut Corporation of America and several others stemming from the outbreak tied to peanuts processed by the company. It was an unusual move by the federal gover...
  • American doctor treated for Ebola

    American doctor treated for Ebola

    Sunday, July 27 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-27 19:15:18 GMT
    A spokeswoman for an aid organization says an American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in West Africa after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
    A spokeswoman for an aid organization says an American doctor is receiving intensive medical treatment in West Africa after he was infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
  • Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:33:25 GMT
    Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
    Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
  • Algae toxin spurs Ohio warning at Maumee Bay beach

    Algae toxin spurs Ohio warning at Maumee Bay beach

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-26 21:54:43 GMT
    The state is warning swimmers at a Maumee Bay State Park about potential hazards from toxic algae again appearing in Lake Erie's western basin.
    The state is warning swimmers at a Maumee Bay State Park about potential hazards from toxic algae again appearing in Lake Erie's western basin.
  • Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:55:42 GMT
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
    Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account showed several different subsidy amounts, varying as much as $180 per month.
  • Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

    Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

    Saturday, July 26 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-26 19:53:19 GMT
    The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. A national search turned up about 12,000 cases.
    The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. A national search turned up about 12,000 cases.
  • FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

    Saturday, July 26 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:52:39 GMT
     FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
     FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
  • Ohio testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus

    Ohio testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:04:41 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio is again testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus after the program became a victim of federal budget cuts last year.
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state of Ohio is again testing mosquitoes for West Nile virus after the program became a victim of federal budget cuts last year.
  • Insurers owe more than $1.2M in refunds in Ohio

    Insurers owe more than $1.2M in refunds in Ohio

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:12:33 GMT
    Federal officials say around 35,000 Ohioans will benefit from more than $1.2 million in refunds from insurance companies because of a provision in President Barack Obama's health care law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the figures Thursday.
    Federal officials say around 35,000 Ohioans will benefit from more than $1.2 million in refunds from insurance companies because of a provision in President Barack Obama's health care law. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the figures Thursday.
  • Cystic fibrosis drug being tested at Toledo Hospital

    Cystic fibrosis drug being tested at Toledo Hospital

     

    It's being called the greatest advance in the treatment of the fatal lung disease cystic fibrosis. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch has more on the future of a drug being tested at Toledo Hospital.
  • Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

    Red Cross facing critical blood shortage

    With barely enough to cover lifesaving needs, and with even fewer donors each day, the American Red Cross is facing a critical blood shortage and is asking for your help to prevent a crisis.
  • McComb boil advisory lifted

    McComb boil advisory lifted

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:20:49 GMT
    The village of McComb's boil advisory is no longer in effect.
    The village of McComb's boil advisory is no longer in effect.
  • Help for Families of Heroin Addicts

    Help for Families of Heroin Addicts

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:55:49 GMT
    There is help for family members of Heroin Addicts. Whether it's loosing a loved one to a heroin overdose or living with an active addict who can't get clean.There are informational kits that you can get by going to www.awake.org. The boxes contain a number of different resources you can connect with to get you or your family member help. There are box kits that also contain in home drug and alcohol tests. If the test comes out positive, it gives you instructions on where to go to get a more ...
    There is help for family members of Heroin Addicts. Whether it's loosing a loved one to a heroin overdose or living with an active addict who can't get clean.There are informational kits that you can get by going to www.awake.org. The boxes contain a number of different resources you can connect with to get you or your family member help. There are box kits that also contain in home drug and alcohol tests. If the test comes out positive, it gives you instructions on where to go to get a more ...
  • U.S. HIV cases falling

    U.S. HIV cases falling

    Saturday, July 19 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-07-20 01:42:16 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S."It's encouraging," said Patrick Sullivan, an Emory University AIDS researcher who was not involved in the study.The reasons for the drop aren't clear. It might mean fewer new infections are occurring. Or that most infected people already have been diagnosed s...
    NEW YORK (AP) - The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S."It's encouraging," said Patrick Sullivan, an Emory University AIDS researcher who was not involved in the study.The reasons for the drop aren't clear. It might mean fewer new infections are occurring. Or that most infected people already have been diagnosed s...
  • FDA warns against powdered caffeine

    FDA warns against powdered caffeine

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:16:27 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal - it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, died May 27 after consuming it. The FDA said teenagers and young adults may be particularly drawn to the caffeine powder, which is a stimulant. The agency said the products are 100 percent caffeine and ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after the death of an Ohio teen. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal - it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee. Eighteen-year-old Logan Stiner of LaGrange, Ohio, died May 27 after consuming it. The FDA said teenagers and young adults may be particularly drawn to the caffeine powder, which is a stimulant. The agency said the products are 100 percent caffeine and ...
  • Thousands expected at African American Festival this weekend

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    Men who have had sex with other men are not allowed to donate blood. That's according to guidelines set by the FDA.Inside the Toledo chapter of the American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, some donors are not allowed. Instead, today, they're sending in surrogates.According the Food and Drug Administration, gay men Are not allowed to donate blood.The FDA's website states: "A history of male-to-male sex is associated with an increased risk for exposure to and transmission of certain infectious...

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