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  • Editorials from around Ohio

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Aug. 24 The news in America was joyful. Two brave American health professionals, Dr. Keith Brantly and Nancy Writebol, flown to the United States after they fell ill...

  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the...

  • Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of the state's five official welcome centers. They walk inside, and then they look...

  • Testing of Colorado marijuana for contaminants to begin this year

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Months after ordering tests to determine the potency of Colorado-grown pot, state regulators are zeroing in on another concern: How sick one can get from a bad batch? Sometime in the coming months, recreational marijuana producers must begin testing for bacteria, fungus, heavy metals...

  • Pediatricians' prescription for schools: Later start times

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    CHICAGO — Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens. Delaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, the...

  • Edible insects a boon to Thailand's farmers

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    THANON NANG KLARN, Thailand (AP) — Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered...

  • Study: House calls for frail elders bring savings

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten or 12 times a year, Beatrice Adams' daughter would race her frail mother to the emergency room for high blood pressure or pain from a list of chronic illnesses. Then Adams found a doctor who makes house calls, and the 89-year-old hasn't needed ER care in the...

  • University of ICU

    By LEANNE ITALIE The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    Lauren Davies had a desperate thought while stuck in traffic as she frantically drove upstate to reach her 19-year-old. "If I drive on the shoulder and a cop stops me, will he believe me when I tell him I think my daughter's dying in a hospital?" The sophomore had fallen so ill...

  • Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit

    Updated: Mon, Aug 25, 2014

    The American Heart Association's first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has no formal policy but quietly took a similar stance in May. Both groups express great concern about these popular...

  • Health foundation likely to focus on mental health, wellness initiatives in El Paso, Teller counties

    By jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Aug 24, 2014

    Making El Paso and Teller counties Colorado's healthiest communities could mean focusing on conditions invisible to all but the people suffering from them. Mental health care initiatives, as well as wellness and preventative care programs, rank as early priorities for receiving grants...

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