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The 39-page drug price plan includes an array of ideas that the administration will consider but it’s unclear which ones will be implemented.
When people are reminded of their cultural roots, the food representing that culture tastes better. Scientists could harness that food and identity association to help people eat more healthfully.
LaRue County, Kentucky, dairy farmer Gary Rock sits in his milking parlor, overlooking what is left of his 95 cow operation. “Three hundred years of history is something that a lot of people in our country cannot even talk about,” Rock said. That’s how long the farm has been in his family. While the land… Read More
In September 2008 Hurricane Ike knocked out the power at the Loveland, OH home of Megan Wren, who was only 10 years old at the time. The precocious child decided that the sudden and prolonged the lack of electricity was the perfect setting in which to pull the Toys R Us acoustic guitar she had… Read More
Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says “neo-evolution” is on the horizon. When it becomes easier to eliminate disease through gene therapy, will we change the trajectory of evolution?
Two big studies aim to rigorously test what could be a revolutionary treatment for a common and deadly disease: sepsis. Many doctors are awaiting the results before changing their practice.
As high school seniors across Ohio prepare to walk across that stage to collect their diplomas, many have already chosen their next steps after high school, but a number of the state’s higher education institutions are still accepting applications from students who may not have yet decided where they’ll be in the fall. The National… Read More
Republican candidates on this fall’s ballot are moving to distance themselves from the founder of what was the state’s largest online charter school. This follows a state audit that could result in criminal charges and reports of an FBI investigation for illegal campaign contributions. After he announced that he was turning his audit of the… Read More
State Board of Education members will vote this week on whether to ask for a delay in the implementation of the final phase of the state’s A-F grading system. The 2017-2018 report cards, expected in September, will be the first time schools receive an overall grade. Those summative grades for schools and school districts are… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia health officials have announced enhanced efforts to prevent more hepatitis A cases in Kanawha and Putnam counties. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources said in a statement on Friday that part of those efforts include embedding an epidemiologist at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department. The agency’s Bureau… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s attorney general has certified a petition for another proposed ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. The initiative would allow Ohioans age 21 or older to possess, grow, use, sell and share marijuana in the state. The petition language certified by Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine on Thursday would keep the… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say an elderly West Virginia woman found living in deplorable conditions with a “rotting” leg along with two children has died. News outlets report Charleston police were called to a hospital Monday after 88-year-old Norma Dunlap was admitted with “signs of severe neglect.” A Charleston police release says Dunlap died… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The Ohio Department of Education is pushing back against the state auditor’s suggestions that it accepted “watered down” information from the state’s then-largest online charter school. Spokeswoman Brittany Halpin said Thursday that “no one has held the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow more accountable” for students’ education than the Department of Education…. Read More
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia man who authorities say purposely hit a man with his car has been charged with murder. News outlets report 38-year-old Morgan Vandergriff was arrested Wednesday in the death of 38-year-old John Maynard. Putnam County Sheriff Scott Deweese says a school bus was turning around at the end… Read More
CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says it has seized millions of dollars’ worth of heroin and methamphetamine during a traffic stop along a central Ohio interstate. The patrol says in a statement it stopped a rental truck with Virginia plates Thursday morning for following a vehicle too closely on Interstate 70 in… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A legal advocacy group is asking the state to protect patients at a private Ohio psychiatric hospital subject to complaints and investigations. A report from Disability Rights Ohio highlighted continued “violations of essential patient safety, care and treatment standards” at the 130-bed Ohio Hospital of Psychiatry in Columbus. The report includes… Read More