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Ohio House Passes PTSD Workers’ Comp for First Responders

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The state is one step closer to granting workers’ compensation to first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder. The policy change would base benefits off of the mental health condition rather than requiring an accompanying physical injury. First responders lined the balcony of the Ohio House chamber to applaud lawmakers after they passed the PTSD workers’… Read More

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List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Program Could Grow by Three

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Two of the medical conditions rejected for inclusion in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program last year are getting another chance this year. An Ohio State Medical Board committee will, once again, consider anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as conditions for which marijuana could be recommended to patients. The committee will consider new information provided on those… Read More

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Another West Virginia Hospital Announces Cutbacks

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Gov. Jim Justice says he’s starting to form a rural medicine task force after cutbacks were announced at yet another West Virginia hospital. The governor on Wednesday said Pleasant Valley Hospital in Point Pleasant is cutting 53 full-time jobs and shuttering obstetric services. He said he met with key health care… Read More

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Seek meaningful work as you consider your whole life, suggests Shawn Askinosie


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For years, Shawn Askinosie loved being a successful criminal defense lawyer in Springfield, Missouri. But then he felt like the work was killing him. In this episode, Shawn describes why he changed everything, and how today he leads Askinosie Chocolate, a company that makes small-batch artisanal chocolate — with social responsibility cooked into every bar…. Read More