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An X-ray image of an Appalachian coal miner with black lung lesions.

Study Shows Bias, Conflicts Of Interest Among Doctors Who Read Black Lung X-rays

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Doctors hired by coal companies in black lung cases are far less likely to diagnose the disease in X-rays than are independent doctors or those who are hired by coal miners, a new study has concluded, pointing to conflicts of interest in the system that sick miners use to receive assistance. The doctors who worked… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens Co. Confirms 10 New COVID-19 Cases, Removes 1 For March 26

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 4,788 total cases of COVID-19 after 10 new cases were reported Friday and one previously confirmed case was removed. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on March 26, 2021. According to an analysis of ODH data, five involved people aged 20-29, two involved people… Read More

The Athens High School entrance on Johnson Road.

New Law Adds Graduation Options For High School Seniors This Year

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Ohio high school seniors stressed out about graduation can rest a little easier. High schools do not have to give the American history standardized test this year. And they will have other options to graduate seniors who do not pass the standardized tests required for other subjects. This was made possible… Read More

Ohio Department of Aging Director Ursel McElroy joined Gov. Mike and Fran DeWine for the first COVID vaccine among Ohio nursing home residents, at the Crown Point Care Center in Columbus in December.

Ohio Posts List Of Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Sites Not Disclosing Vaccine Info

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — There have been more than 6,900 COVID deaths in Ohio nursing homes – 38% of all the deaths in the state. Now Gov. Mike DeWine made public a list of nursing homes and assisted living facilities that have not asked for the vaccine or said their staff and residents… Read More

Hemingway

A Life Far Beyond the Scale of ‘Normal’: Dr. Bob DeMott on Hemingway’s Legacy

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WOUB Digital · A Life Far Beyond the Scale of ‘Normal’: Dr. Bob DeMott on Hemingway’s Legacy Dr. Bob DeMott said that throughout his 40-plus years teaching at Ohio University, there wasn’t a year that went by that he didn’t teach something by legendary American novelist Ernest Hemingway. “Hemingway’s work casts an enormous shadow, there’s… Read More