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  • Mumps cases at central Ohio community college

    Mumps cases at central Ohio community college

    Columbus health officials say they've confirmed 2 cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.
    Columbus health officials say they've confirmed two cases of mumps at a local community college as an outbreak of the illness continues.
  • BG cancer center offers treatment close to home

    BG cancer center offers treatment close to home

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:44:25 GMT
    Cancer patients in Wood County will now have a treatment option closer to hope thanks to a $3.2 million dollar center.They will be able to receive radiation and chemotherapy there instead of driving to
    Cancer patients in Wood County will now have a treatment option closer to hope thanks to a $3.2 million dollar center.
  • Reporting of drug-addicted babies to be Ohio law

    Reporting of drug-addicted babies to be Ohio law

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-10 21:31:53 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's governor has signed a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs.    The measure was among 13
    Ohio's governor has signed a bill requiring hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs.
  • Telemedicine revolutionizing doctor appointments

    Telemedicine revolutionizing doctor appointments

    Top medical care is now available over the airwaves, and telemedicine is starting to be used in area emergency rooms. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch shows us how it works.
  • Enrollees worry about cost of Affordable Care plans

    Enrollees worry about cost of Affordable Care plans

    The dust is settling after the last minute sign-ups to the Affordable Care Act. Now many people are starting to notice the high deductible they face with the basic care plans. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch has the story.
  • Ohio grants target anti-drug programs for kids

    Ohio grants target anti-drug programs for kids

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:00:47 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Twenty-two grants totaling $1.5 million will help strengthen school-based alcohol and drug prevention programs in Ohio.    The governor's office said Monday that the Building Youth
    Twenty-two grants totaling $1.5 million will help strengthen school-based alcohol and drug prevention programs in Ohio.
  • New hysterectomy cuts down on recovery time and pain

    New hysterectomy cuts down on recovery time and pain

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-04-03 14:50:56 GMT
    A local Gynecologist became one of the first in the region to perform a new hysterectomy that cuts down on a woman's hospital stay and her recovery time. 28 year old Andria Calvert is one of the first
    A local Gynecologist became one of the first in the region to perform a new hysterectomy that cuts down on a woman's hospital stay and her recovery time.
  • World Autism Day held amid increasing diagnoses

    World Autism Day held amid increasing diagnoses

    Wednesday is World Autism Day. It comes as the numbers of children diagnosed with autism is going steadily up, along with the cost of treating it. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch takes a look at how the disorder is affecting families in our area.
  • Central Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 111 cases

    Central Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 111 cases

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:54:53 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Public health officials tracking a growing outbreak of mumps in central Ohio say four-fifths of the cases confirmed so far are linked to Ohio State University. Health officials
    Public health officials tracking a growing outbreak of mumps in central Ohio say four-fifths of the cases confirmed so far are linked to Ohio State University.
  • Health care website stumbles on last day

    Health care website stumbles on last day

    Monday, March 31 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-31 18:38:25 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups. After it was fixed, officials plowed
    The Obama administration's health care website stumbled early Monday , falling out of service for nearly four hours on deadline day for sign-ups. After it was fixed, officials plowed ahead with a nationwide promotional drive, almost like getting out the vote on Election Day.
  • Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

    Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

    Sunday, March 30 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-30 22:59:18 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve
    A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery.
  • Last minute help for healthcare sign up

    Last minute help for healthcare sign up

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:49:07 GMT
    Time is running out to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Monday, March 31 is the last day for uninsured Americans to log onto Healthcare.gov and start the enrollment process.
    Time is running out to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
  • Proactive approach best for fighting spring allergies

    Proactive approach best for fighting spring allergies

    As the spring season approaches, so do the seasonal allergies that come with it. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch has more on what you need to do before the first buds bloom.
  • Blade Briefing: Affordable Care Act deadline

    Blade Briefing: Affordable Care Act deadline

    The deadline to sign up for healthcare is just around the corner. Under the Affordable Care Act, Monday is the last day to sign up. In Lucas County, officials have already seen a surge of people trying to sign up. Marlene Harris-Taylor of The Toledo Blade joins us with what you need to know.
  • US autism estimate grows to 1 in 68 children

    US autism estimate grows to 1 in 68 children

    Thursday, March 27 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-03-27 21:40:58 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The government is increasing its estimate of how many children have autism to 1 in 68. That's a 30 percent jump from the last estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related disorder.
    The government is increasing its estimate of how many children have autism to 1 in 68. That's a 30 percent jump from the last estimate of 1 in 88 children with autism or a related disorder.
  • Lack of sleep and brain damage

    Lack of sleep and brain damage

    Are you one someone who skimps on sleep during the week and tries to make up for it by taking naps or sleeping extra on weekends? A new sleep study shows “catching up” on sleep may not work, and chronic lack of sleep can cause damage to parts of the brain.
  • Affordable Care Act deadline approaching fast

    Affordable Care Act deadline approaching fast

    The deadline to apply for federal healthcare is just five days away, and millions of Americans have yet to sign up. For those who are still trying, it's been an uphill battle. 13abc's Christina Williams is working to answer the questions for those in need.
  • Toledo's last abortion clinic fights for license

    Toledo's last abortion clinic fights for license

    The city of Toledo's last abortion clinic is fighting to keep its license in the face of a state mandate requiring such facilities to have a transfer agreement with a hospital.
    The city of Toledo's last abortion clinic is fighting to keep its license in the face of a state mandate requiring such facilities to have a transfer agreement with a hospital.
  • Teen heroin addicts start with pot

    Teen heroin addicts start with pot

    Thursday, March 27 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-03-27 15:44:34 GMT
    Teen Heroin addicts often start their drug use with pot. That's just the reality for the younger heroin addicts. 13ABC spoke to Stephanie and Derek, both recovering heroin addicts in their early 20's.
    Teen Heroin addicts often start their drug use with pot. That's just the reality for the younger heroin addicts.
  • Your Health: Ohio county health rankings

    Your Health: Ohio county health rankings

  • Central Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 69 cases

    Central Ohio mumps outbreak grows to 69 cases

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-03-25 21:42:41 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Health officials say 52 of the 69 mumps cases now confirmed in a central Ohio outbreak have been linked to Ohio State University.    They are urging residents to make sure they have
    Health officials say 52 of the 69 mumps cases now confirmed in a central Ohio outbreak have been linked to Ohio State University.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse Donations For Local Girl's Birthday

    Longhorn Steakhouse Donations For Local Girl's Birthday

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 5:07 AM EDT2014-03-25 09:07:01 GMT
    Longhorn Steakhouse wants your help celebrating a local girl's fifth birthday. Ava was born three month's premature, and doctors warned she may never walk or talk after suffering a brain hemorrhage as
    Longhorn Steakhouse wants your help celebrating a local girl's fifth birthday.
  • Weight loss surgery offers hope for diabetics

    Weight loss surgery offers hope for diabetics

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:31:25 GMT
    Gastric Bypass Surgery could cure Type-2 Diabetes in many cases and significantly improve the symptoms of Type-1 Diabetes. Michelle Berdnarski is a local woman who has lived 34 years with Type-1 Diabetes.
    Gastric Bypass Surgery could cure Type-2 Diabetes in many cases and significantly improve the symptoms of Type-1 Diabetes.
  • Breakfast foods getting pricier

    Breakfast foods getting pricier

    Sunday, March 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-03-23 18:55:45 GMT
    Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock.    The price of bacon is surging and the cost of other morning staples, like coffee and orange juice, is set to rise because of global supply
    Prices for bacon, syrup, coffee, orange juice surging.
  • Growing Up Special

    Growing Up Special

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:15:03 GMT
    A special art show is opening this weekend. And it highlights the work of kids with a special needs sibling. The program is called Sibshop, and kids involved are having an art show at the Copper Moon
    A special art show is opening this weekend. And it highlights the work of kids with a special needs sibling. The program is called Sibshop, and kids involved are having an art show at the Copper Moon Gallery on Airport Highway Saturday, March 22nd, from 1pm to 2pm. You can also get more information about the program.
  • Mercy and UTMC end Life Flight partnership

    Mercy and UTMC end Life Flight partnership

    Friday, March 21 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-03-21 16:51:27 GMT
    After nearly two decades Mercy Health Partners is ending its Life Flight partnership with the University of Toledo. The company says its contract with UTMC expires at the end of the month. They agreed
    After nearly two decades Mercy Health Partners is ending its Life FLight partnership with the University of Toledo.
  • Report: Alzheimer’s most expensive disease in nation

    Report: Alzheimer’s most expensive disease in nation

    Alzheimer’s is the most expensive medical condition in the nation, but that is just one of the findings in a new report released Wednesday.
  • Your Health: Pap Test Changes

    Your Health: Pap Test Changes

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:56:07 GMT
    New screening guidelines for cervical cancer? That's what a special FDA advisory panel is recommending. For 60 years women have gotten a traditional pap test to screen for abnormal squamous cells that
    New screening guidelines for cervical cancer? That's what a special FDA advisory panel is recommending.
  • Officials confirm 5 more mumps cases at Ohio State

    Officials confirm 5 more mumps cases at Ohio State

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:26:45 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Five more cases of mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, raising the total to 28.    Columbus Public Health reports all but five of those infected are
    Five more cases of mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, raising the total to 28.
  • Bob Evans Fundraiser to help JDRF

    Bob Evans Fundraiser to help JDRF

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:23:44 GMT
    If you have a hankering for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Bob Evans, then you can satisfy your hunger and help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes or Type 1 diabetes.The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
    Fundraiser at Bob Evans helps raise money to find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes.
  • Health Department wants 6% budget increase

    Health Department wants 6% budget increase

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 4:22 PM EDT2014-03-18 20:22:55 GMT
    The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department says it needs more money to give vaccines, operate clinics and inspect pools and restaurants. Health Department leaders told members at a city council hearing
    Toledo-Lucas County Health Department tells city council it needs a 6 percent budget increase to properly run clinics and other operations.
  • State warns older Ohioans of falling hazards

    State warns older Ohioans of falling hazards

    The state's Department of Aging urges older Ohioans to remain alert to possible hazards that could lead to falls as spring and summer approach.
    The state's Department of Aging urges older Ohioans to remain alert to possible hazards that could lead to falls as spring and summer approach.
  • Deputy saves six chickens from fire near West Unity

    Deputy saves six chickens from fire near West Unity

    Sunday, March 9 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-03-09 14:28:39 GMT
    Six chickens are safe, an unknown number killed, after an overnight fire in Williams County.
    Six chickens are safe, an unknown number killed, after an overnight fire in Williams County.
  • Health care deadline approaching

    Health care deadline approaching

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:40 PM EST2014-03-07 23:40:52 GMT
    Counting down the days until the healthcare deadline.  There are 24 day left until everyone needs to sign-up for health care.  There is worry that not everyone is getting the message and could be facing a
    Counting down the days until the healthcare deadline.  There are 24 days left until everyone needs to sign-up for health care.  There is worry that not everyone is getting the message and could be facing a
  • New pain medicine raises addiction fears

    New pain medicine raises addiction fears

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:08 PM EST2014-03-07 23:08:45 GMT
    A new pain medication is raising addiction fears among experts. Zohydro is 5 times stronger than anything on the market now. It's the equivalent of taking 10 Vicodin. Bryan Coehrs is the director of the
    A new pain medication is raising addiction fears among experts. Zohydro is 5 times stronger than anything on the market now. It's the equivalent of taking 10 Vicodin.
  • Possible mumps outbreak at Ohio State University

    Possible mumps outbreak at Ohio State University

    Thursday, March 6 2014 6:15 PM EST2014-03-06 23:15:59 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Public health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of mumps at Ohio State University, where nine students are reported to have the contagious infection.    Mysheika Roberts,
    Public health officials are investigating a possible outbreak of mumps at Ohio State University, where nine students are reported to have the contagious infection.
  • St. John's Academy closed due to possible Norovirus outbreak

    St. John's Academy closed due to possible Norovirus outbreak

    Thursday, March 6 2014 12:40 PM EST2014-03-06 17:40:17 GMT
    An outbreak of the stomach bug, possibly the Norovirus, is prompting administrators to shut down Saint John's Jesuit Academy through the weekend.
    An outbreak of the stomach bug, possibly the Norovirus, is prompting administrators to shut down Saint John's Jesuit Academy through the weekend.
  • ProMedica initiative to make patients safer

    ProMedica initiative to make patients safer

    ProMedica is working to make patients safer before they even walk through the hospital doors.
  • Help your body adjust to Daylight Savings Time

    Help your body adjust to Daylight Savings Time

    There are some things you can start to do to help take the edge off of your sleep transition.
  • New technology helps heart patients

    New technology helps heart patients

    Medicine in Northwest Ohio takes another step into the future. A new technology is helping doctors diagnose and treat heart patients. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch joins us live from Mercy Heart and Vascular Center.
  • “Fitbit” monitoring bracelet has limitations

    “Fitbit” monitoring bracelet has limitations

    It's a bracelet that may help you live a healthier life, but some doctors say it has limitations. 13abc's Melissa Voetsch takes a look at “Fitbit.”
  • Policy change slows heart transplants in Ohio

    Policy change slows heart transplants in Ohio

    Sunday, March 2 2014 3:07 PM EST2014-03-02 20:07:50 GMT
    The number of heart transplants performed in Ohio fell last year to its lowest level since 1989 as more of the vital organs leave the state than come in.    Of the 155 people waiting for heart transplants
    Ohio exporting more hearts for transplant that it is taking in and that is reducing the number of heart transplant taking place in the state.
  • Huge study links older dads with kids' psych woes

    Huge study links older dads with kids' psych woes

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 4:33 PM EST2014-02-26 21:33:03 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems.    The largest study to examine the potential link lists problems including bipolar
    Older fathers may face higher risks than previously thought for having children with psychiatric problems.
  • Agencies at odds over sediment in Lake Erie

    Agencies at odds over sediment in Lake Erie

    Two government agencies are locked in a disagreement over whether dredged sediment from the Cuyahoga (KY-uh-HOH'-guh) River and Cleveland Harbor are clean enough to be dumped miles out in Lake Erie.
    Two government agencies are locked in a disagreement over whether dredged sediment from the Cuyahoga  River and Cleveland Harbor are clean enough to be dumped miles out in Lake Erie.
  • One month until Health Care deadline

    One month until Health Care deadline

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 5:35 PM EST2014-02-25 22:35:27 GMT
    The clock is ticking.  If you don't have health insurance you have just about a month to get it and it sounds like some people have still not gotten the message. The deadline is March 31st, that's the
    If you don't have health insurance you have just about a month to get it and it sounds like some people have still not gotten the message.  The deadline is March 31st, that's the day you need to have health insurance.  If you don't have it on April 1st, you could be facing a fine. 
  • Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts

    Medicare Advantage plans may face cuts

    Saturday, February 22 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-02-23 00:41:26 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with
    Cuts are on the table next year for Medicare Advantage plans, the Obama administration says. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight.
  • Top Work Out APPS

    Top Work Out APPS

    Friday, February 21 2014 6:17 PM EST2014-02-21 23:17:03 GMT
    Do you wish you had the time and the money for a personal trainer? Well "there's an app for that! Health.com released a list of some of the top work out app's and all you need is a smart phone. One
    Do you wish you had the time and the money for a personal trainer? Well "there's an app for that! Health.com released a list of some of the top work out app's and all you need is a smart phone.
  • Ohio governor appoints state health, EPA directors

    Ohio governor appoints state health, EPA directors

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says the interim director of the state's Environmental Protection Agency now has the job.
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says the interim director of the state's Environmental Protection Agency now has the job.
  • I-Team asks if crisis is in the making for Medicaid

    I-Team asks if crisis is in the making for Medicaid

    Thursday, February 20 2014 8:26 PM EST2014-02-21 01:26:15 GMT
    The 13abc I-team looking watching out for your money and your health.  As supporters and critics of the new health care law go back and forth, is there a crisis in the making to pay for part of it? There's
    The 13abc I-team watching out for your money and your health.  As supporters and critics of the new health care law go back and forth, is there a crisis in the making to pay for part of it?
  • Doctor white coats...a thing of the past?

    Doctor white coats...a thing of the past?

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-02-18 23:05:27 GMT
    We may see Doctor's shed their white coats, all in the name of "germ-control". The recommendations come from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologist of America. This group focuses on infection control.
    We may see Doctor's shed their white coats, all in the name of "germ-control". The recommendations come from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiologist of America. This group focuses on infection control. It's suggesting American Docs follow the lead of English Docs and adopt a "bare below the elbow" approach
  • Mercy announces $21 million behavioral health unit

    Mercy announces $21 million behavioral health unit

    Monday, February 17 2014 5:46 PM EST2014-02-17 22:46:46 GMT
    Saint Charles Hospital will be expanding. Mercy and Catholic Health Partners anounced they will be adding a new $21 Behavioral Health Unit.The facility will allow them consolidate mental health services
    Saint Charles Hospital will be expanding. Mercy and Catholic Health Partners announced they will be adding a new $21 Behavioral Health Unit.
  • ProMedica innovations

    ProMedica innovations

    Friday, February 14 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-02-14 23:05:35 GMT
    If you're a frustrated inventor....there's a place you can go to test out your idea. The Promedica Innovations program takes medically related ideas and tests their potential. Dr. John Pigott is a well
    If you're a frustrated inventor....there's a place you can go to test out your idea. The Promedica Innovations program takes medically related ideas and tests their potential.
  • Guardian ends bid to force Amish girl into chemo

    Guardian ends bid to force Amish girl into chemo

    Friday, February 14 2014 4:38 PM EST2014-02-14 21:38:49 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A court-appointed guardian can drop her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy, a judge has ruled.    The decision Thursday is a big step in
    A court-appointed guardian can drop her attempt to force an 11-year-old Amish girl with leukemia to resume chemotherapy, a judge has ruled.
  • Tuberculosis case reported at Michigan high school

    Tuberculosis case reported at Michigan high school

    A health official says a person at Kalamazoo Central High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
    A health official says a person at Kalamazoo Central High School has been diagnosed with tuberculosis.
  • Feds: Signups for health insurance top 60K in Ohio

    Feds: Signups for health insurance top 60K in Ohio

    Federal officials say more than 60,000 Ohioans have picked health plans in the first four months of the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.
    Federal officials say more than 60,000 Ohioans have picked health plans in the first four months of the new online marketplace created by President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.
  • Turn the Music DOWN!!!!

    Turn the Music DOWN!!!!

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 5:41 PM EST2014-02-12 22:41:18 GMT
    Have you ever sat next to your teenager and wondered if the loud music they were listening to on their earphones was making them go deaf? It's a very common question asked of Promedica Dr. Aaron Benson,
    Have you ever sat next to your teenager and wondered if the loud music they were listening to on their earphones was making them go deaf? It's a very common question asked of Promedica Dr. Aaron Benson, specialist in Ear, Nose and Throat medicine. So he invented an app called Noise Lock.
  • “Go Red for Women Day”

    “Go Red for Women Day”

    Friday was “Go Red for Women Day.” It’s a movement by the American Heart Association to raise awareness about women and heart disease, the biggest threat to women's health. Yet many women are unaware of the risk.
  • Despite warnings, many Ohioans still smoke

    Despite warnings, many Ohioans still smoke

    Despite a half century of government warnings, nearly one in four Ohioans still smoke.
    Despite a half century of government warnings, nearly one in four Ohioans still smoke.
  • New treatment could reduce kids' peanut allergies

    New treatment could reduce kids' peanut allergies

    Sunday, February 2 2014 6:37 PM EST2014-02-02 23:37:09 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts. Although
    An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts.
  • Merck joins companies ending chimpanzee research

    Merck joins companies ending chimpanzee research

    Sunday, February 2 2014 5:06 PM EST2014-02-02 22:06:09 GMT
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research. The growing trend could mean
    Drugmaker Merck & Co. is joining two dozen other pharmaceutical companies and contract laboratories in committing to not use chimpanzees for research.
  • Study: Yoga beneficial for cancer patients

    Study: Yoga beneficial for cancer patients

    Wednesday, January 29 2014 8:44 PM EST2014-01-30 01:44:51 GMT
    We all know yoga is good for us physically, but we now have the first major clinical study to back that up. The largest scientific study of its kind shows there are some pretty major medical benefits to
    We all know yoga is good for us physically, but we now have the first major clinical study to back that up. The largest scientific study of its kind shows there are some pretty major medical benefits to yoga, especially for some patients dealing with cancer.
  • Water main break closes Lucas County Health Department

    Water main break closes Lucas County Health Department

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 5:28 PM EST2014-01-28 22:28:53 GMT
    Due to a water main break all activities, including Shots for Tots, at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department at 635 North Erie St. have been cancelled. The department closed at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday
    A water main break downtown left several buildings without water and heat.
  • 30 links to You Tube workouts if it's too cold to go out

    30 links to You Tube workouts if it's too cold to go out

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 12:48 PM EST2014-01-28 17:48:04 GMT
    The weather has a lot of us snowed it or it's just too cold to go for our normal walks or outdoor jogs. So there's a list of online free You Tube channels that can get you moving indoors. Remember to
    The weather has a lot of us snowed it or it's just too cold to go for our normal walks or outdoor jogs. So there's a list of online free You Tube channels that can get you moving indoors. Remember to
  • Local doctor among first to use cutting edge treatment

    Local doctor among first to use cutting edge treatment

    A new treatment may help some patients avoid a joint replacement, and a local doctor is one of the first in the country to use it successfully on area patients.
  • Autopsy of 29-year-old Toledo man still pending

    Autopsy of 29-year-old Toledo man still pending

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 6:16 PM EST2014-01-22 23:16:03 GMT
    The autopsy of a young man who died yesterday is still pending. Promedica Saint Luke's told the coroner's office 29-year-old Eric Sherman Jr d had influenza and pneumonia.Eric Sherman's family says he
    The autopsy of a young man who died Wednesday is still pending. Promedica Saint Luke's told the coroner's office 29-year-old Eric Sherman Jr. had influenza and pneumonia.
  • 29-year-old Toledo man dies while hospitalized for flu

    29-year-old Toledo man dies while hospitalized for flu

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 6:26 PM EST2014-01-21 23:26:12 GMT
    A 29-year-old Toledo man died Tuesday after being hospitalized for influenza and pneumonia. The coroner says an autopsy will be performed Wednesday to determine his cause of death.
    Another man hospitalized with the flu died Tuesday. The Lucas County coroner confirms the 29-year-old died after spending five hours in the hospital.
  • Amish family: Forced chemo order violates rights

    Amish family: Forced chemo order violates rights

    An Amish family who fled their home in Ohio so their 11-year-old daughter won't be forced to undergo chemotherapy says that appointing a guardian to make her medical decisions could affect the rights of other...
    An Amish family who fled their home in Ohio so their 11-year-old daughter won't be forced to undergo chemotherapy says that appointing a guardian to make her medical decisions could affect the rights of other parents...
  • FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants

    FDA OKs mental disability blood test for infants

    Saturday, January 18 2014 9:11 PM EST2014-01-19 02:11:03 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code. The laboratory
    The Food and Drug Administration on Friday cleared a first-of-a-kind blood test that can help diagnose mental disabilities in babies by analyzing their genetic code.
  • 2 more flu deaths reported, bringing total to 7 in region

    2 more flu deaths reported, bringing total to 7 in region

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 10:55 PM EST2014-01-16 03:55:32 GMT
    According to the Lucas County Health Department, a 60-year-old male has died of the flu, becoming the seventh person to die of the disease in our viewing area.The latest victim was from Curtice, Ohio.
    According to the Lucas County Health Department, a 60-year-old male has died of influenza. A death in Lenawee County was also reported Wednesday. A total of seven people have died of the flu in our viewing area so far this season.
  • Blade Briefing: flu shot clinics

    Blade Briefing: flu shot clinics

    We continue our coverage of this year's flu outbreak. A flu shot clinic is happening Wednesday night at the Lucas County Health Department. Marlene Harris-Taylor of The Toledo Blade joins us with the details.
  • Use caution treating flu with OTC drugs

    Use caution treating flu with OTC drugs

    A very serious complication of the flu can send otherwise healthy people to the emergency room with very scary symptoms. It happens when you start playing "mix and match" with over-the-counter cold medicines.
  • 2 more flu deaths confirmed by Lucas Co. Health Dept.

    2 more flu deaths confirmed by Lucas Co. Health Dept.

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 11:51 PM EST2014-01-15 04:51:39 GMT
    Two more people have died from the H1N1 strain of the flu virus, bringing the total number of flu deaths in the area to five. Officials at the Toledo Lucas County Health Department confirmed two additional
    Two more people have died from the H1N1 strain of the flu virus, bringing the total number of flu deaths in the area to five.
  • Monroe Co. man dies of flu

    Monroe Co. man dies of flu

    Tuesday, January 14 2014 5:03 PM EST2014-01-14 22:03:18 GMT
    The flu has already claimed the lives of two people in the Toledo area. Now a third person in the region has died from the flu. Christopher Wright, 41, is the latest victim of the flu. He died Sunday
    The flu has now claimed the lives of five people in the Toledo area. Christopher Wright, 41, is one of the latest victims of the flu. He died Sunday morning after contracting Influenza A.
  • Subway takes chemical out of sandwich bread after protest

    Subway takes chemical out of sandwich bread after protest

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 10:19 PM EST2014-02-06 03:19:09 GMT
    (ABC News) -- Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition
    Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive.
  • Toledo Teen needs help on the road to recovery

    Toledo Teen needs help on the road to recovery

    Thursday, February 6 2014 3:35 PM EST2014-02-06 20:35:41 GMT
    An amazing story of courage,dedication and love. After spending more than a month in a coma, a Toledo teen is now on the long road to recovery and you can help make that happen. Max Clark was 17 years
    An amazing story of courage,dedication and love. After spending more than a month in a coma, a Toledo teen is now on the long road to recovery and you can help make that happen. Max Clark was 17 years old when he got the flu. He was a straight a student working on his Eagle Scout project. Instead of spending several days in bed recovering, he ended up in a coma for 48 days.
  • Mercy Health Partners launches new patient app

    Mercy Health Partners launches new patient app

    Thursday, February 6 2014 6:20 PM EST2014-02-06 23:20:55 GMT
    © New Patient APP© New Patient APP
    DR. ROBERT HEIZELMAN HAS A FULL SCHEDULE OF PATIENTS ALL DAY. (*****NAT SND*****) NOW HE CAN SEE THEM ELECTONICALLY AS WELL. WELL SORT OF. IT'S A NEW APP CALLED MY CHART. IT'S A SECURE PATIENT PORTAL. ALLOWS
    As the saying goes: "There's an APP for that!" My Chart is a new APP being launched by Mercy Health Partners. It allows patients access to their medical records on their smart phones and computers.

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