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Labor Gains: Midwifery Goes From Horseback to Hospitals

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  Dressed in crisp blue scrubs, Certified Nurse Midwife JoAnne Burris walks briskly, the click of her sensible clogs a counterpoint to smooth jazz in the hall. The University of Kentucky Midwife Clinic, with its large, color prints of newborns on earth-tone walls, still has that new furniture smell. But word-of-mouth already has the waiting room… Read More

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After Obamacare: Thousands Of Jobs Hinge On Affordable Care Act Decisions

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Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley ReSource As Congress considers repealing the Affordable Care Act, health professionals in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia grapple with what that might mean for a region where many depend on the law for access to care. This occasional series from the ReSource explores what’s ahead for the Ohio Valley after… Read More

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After Obamacare: Rural Health Providers Nervous About Affordable Care Act Repeal

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Alexandra Kanik | Ohio Valley ReSource As Congress considers repealing the Affordable Care Act, health professionals in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia grapple with what that might mean for a region where many depend on the law for access to care. This occasional series from the ReSource explores what’s ahead for the Ohio Valley after… Read More

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Mind Over Platter: Mindful Eating Might Trim Region’s Obesity

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Candy, candy canes, candy corn and syrup. Those are the four basic food groups according to Buddy the Elf. And this time of year, the gluttonous season, it seems like he is onto something. But researchers say that mindful eating –choosing quality over quantity and savoring your meals instead of, say, plowing through another pint… Read More

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Navigating Medical Catastrophe

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“Navigating the Healthcare System During a Catastrophic Illness” is a four-part Conversations from Studio B program about Doug Mann and his journey through the complex healthcare system while suffering from a debilitating illness. Hosted by Jackie Wolf, Professor of Social Medicine in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University, she invites Doug to… Read More