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Planned Parenthood says it will no longer provide birth control, HIV and STD testing and other health services with federal money known as Title X funds. The group says it cannot comply with what they call a gag rule that just went into effect that prohibits its doctors from talking about abortion with their patients. Here is what that means in Ohio. Lillian… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University is creating a new way to help farmers dealing with the stress and strain of keeping their farms running. It’s called the Rural and Farm Stress Task Force. The university says the task force will help connect farmers with specialists who can help them learn more about keeping their businesses… Read More
Earlier this week, a State Medical Board of Ohio committee decided there wasn’t enough scientific proof that medical marijuana would help with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. That reversed a recommendation made earlier this summer by the committee that the drug be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use in Ohio…. Read More
Recruiting doctors to come to work in rural hospitals has always been a challenge, especially in a hot job market. But some hospitals in remote areas are finding ways to lure much-needed talent.
An inspector general report from the Department of Health and Human Services found that 100,000 kids who were newly prescribed ADHD medication didn’t see a care provider for months afterward.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia officials say the number of HIV cases in Cabell County has risen to 71. The state Department of Health and Human Resources posted the figure on Monday, saying the virus has spread primarily among intravenous drug users. The cluster, tracked since January 2018, represents a drastic increase from the… Read More
Scientists discovered that a medication used to treat parasites in horses can fight deadly staph infections. It’s a promising new approach to solving the problem of antibiotic resistance.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The federal government is providing $910,000 to help 26 health centers in West Virginia improve technology access, patient information security and patient care quality. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced the funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Capito says in a statement that many people in… Read More
Veterans are warning that the Department of Veterans Affairs has not resolved serious flaws in the way the program is administered.
Unfortunately it may not be a coincidence that several mass shooting incidents took place in one week. Research shows perpetrators are often inspired by media coverage of other shootings.