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  Strongsville dentist’s laser treatment providing long-term snoring solution

  Health concerns surface after Bay Village firefighters report feeling ill while on the job

  Measles outbreak continues to grow, but no cases in Ohio yet; doctors blame spread on misinformation, complacency

  Free treatment for thousands of Northeast Ohioans at Cleveland Clinic Minority Men’s Health Fair

‘Alarming’ increase of hepatitis A cases reported in Summit County for 2019

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Recalled Meijer ground beef could contain plastic contaminants

Olmsted Falls middle school students report illnesses during field trip to Washington, DC

Cleveland Clinic puts the word out: Leading physicians issue new breast cancer screening guidelines

  University Hospitals releases statement after employee releases patient information

  Flu-related deaths in Cuyahoga County have the health department warning residents: Go get a flu shot!

Strongsville ramps up e-cigarette enforcement as vaping skyrockets among minors

  Cleveland Clinic patient shocked by $2,300 bill for medications in hospital

Woman has advice on how to avoid what happened to her; a $2,300 bill for hospital prescriptions.

  Cleveland Clinic Minority Men’s Health Fair improving and saving lives in Northeast Ohio

Thousands are expected to come get free screenings at four locations for dozens of illnesses that disproportionately affect men of color.

  Insurance company hand-delivers refund check to 81-year-old woman after Cleveland 19 investigation

Woman gets refund from insurance company after Cleveland 19 gets involved.

Cleveland Clinic ranked second-best hospital system in the world

The Cleveland Clinic has established itself as one of the most revered health care systems in the world.

Clinical trial coming to UAB could result in cure for sickle cell disease

Islamic clinic in Parma offering free health services to uninsured

2 flu-related deaths reported in Cuyahoga County as cases climb in March

  ADHD patients on amphetamines like Adderall might be at greater risk of psychosis, research finds

Drinking hot tea doubles risk of cancer, study says

  Parents persevere as Canton toddler struggles with rare childhood Alzheimer’s

  81-year-old Bedford Heights woman fighting for refund of unused insurance

Emma Isaac is 81, and in those years, she has never had an experience like she currently has with Aetna, the company that carried her health insurance.

  Ohio EPA says fish caught in Cuyahoga River are safe to eat again

There’s good news for anglers who want to eat what they catch from the Cuyahoga River this fishing season.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

Gov. Mike DeWine proposes increasing age to buy tobacco products in Ohio to 21

In newly released documents, Gov. Mike DeWine is proposing to increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 across Ohio.

  First medical marijuana dispensary coming soon to downtown Cleveland

Cleveland’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open its doors within the next two weeks.

‘Heartbeat’ abortion legislation introduced in Ohio House following approval from Senate

The Ohio Senate again approved the so-called “heartbeat” abortion ban bill on Wednesday.

Citing measles outbreak, NY Judge bars unvaccinated students from returning to school

This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 228 cases in 12 states.

H.E.B. pan recalled due to laceration hazard

The store has received eight reports of the glass lid cracking or shattering, including one report of an eye injury.

Nearly 200,000 pounds of ready-to-eat pork sausages recalled due to possible contamination

This recall is being initiated due to product tampering, following the production process.

78,000 pounds of ground turkey recalled due to Salmonella Schwarzengrund concerns

Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever.

Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

A divided federal appeals court has upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned Parenthood

National Napping Day. How do you need to sleep to recover from day light savings?

The Better Sleep Council says it can take up to a week to feel normal after the clocks are moved for daylight savings.

Fifth hypertension medication recalled in two weeks

This is the third recall in one week.

  Ohio house bill would establish ‘pipeline’ of medical workers to address staff scarcity at Louis Stoke Cleveland VA Medical Center

A Cleveland 19 series of reports on conditions at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center -- and how some veterans have been treated there -- are getting addressed.

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

Ohio teen who defied mother by getting vaccinated testifies before Congress

An Ohio teen who received vaccinations against his mother’s wishes at the age of 18 is testifying in front of Congress on Tuesday.

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about a nationwide, voluntary recall initiated by Apotex Corp. on a birth control pill.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

Dangerous drug fentanyl disguised as prescription pills recently discovered in Northeast Ohio

A toxicology report recently identified that pills found in Northeast Ohio were actually laced with the potentially lethal drug fentanyl.

Precautionary boil water advisory issued for portions of Akron has been lifted

Testing completed over the past 24 hours confirmed the water is safe to drink.

Cleveland Clinic surgeon uses 3D-printed heart to prepare for successful procedure on 1-year-old girl

A 1-year-old girl has made a miraculous recovery after becoming one of the youngest patients to ever undergo a complex surgery that was performed by a Cleveland Clinic surgeon.

  Nearly 30,000 weapons seized at Northeast Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic facilities in 2018

During Tom Mihaljevic’s annual State of the Clinic address, the Cleveland Clinic CEO said violent incidents against caregivers are a nationwide problem.

Pollen season expected to be aggressive this year

Pollen season is expected to be aggressive in 2019.

Disease-causing organisms may be present in Stark County water supply

The Stark County Sanitary Engineering Department is warning residents in the Lake Township area about the possible presence of disease-causing organisms in the community’s water supply.

  Veteran denied simple procedure at Cleveland VA Hospital.

Woman says she declined what she believes was too radical a treatment at the VA.

  Adults vaccinated as kids may not be protected against the measles now

If you were born between 1957 and the early 70s, you may not be protected from the measles.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

High blood pressure medicine recalled due to NDEA impurity

Patients taking this medication are urged to continue taking the medication as the risk of harm to the patient’s health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

Without power? Here’s how long refrigerated foods will last during an outage

Many across Northeast Ohio could be without power for as many as five days, according to FirstEnergy.

  Cleveland Cooks: Heart-healthy walnut crusted salmon with grape salsa from Freshly Rooted

In honor of the “Go Red for Women” campaign, here is a heart-healthy meal: A walnut crusted salmon served with a grape salsa.

  Veteran says he was told he had cancer, then told he did not after surgeries at Cleveland VA Medical Center

Veteran told he had cancer, says diagnosis proved false.

Workers injured on the job in Ohio will no longer be prescribed Oxycontin

The powerful painkiller Oxycontin will no longer be prescribed to injured workers in the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation system.

Heart issues are among the top reasons women die in childbirth

Now there’s a specific unit at the Cleveland Clinic that specializes in women with heart conditions who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.

  What’s at risk when you aren’t using your CPAP machine

Nearly half of patients who are supposed to use a CPAP machine aren't using them after three years. And they are putting themselves at risk for serious health complications.

Summa Health working to eliminate opioids from all surgeries

Akron’s Hospital system Summa Health is working to stop the opioid epidemic by ending the use of opiates from pre-surgery, post-surgery. and pain management treatments.

Akron mom overdoses with 11-month-old son in the back seat of the car

11-month-old Summit County baby has been placed in the care of child services, after his mom overdosed with him in the car.

  Iraq war veteran says conditions at Cleveland VA Medical Center are outrageous

Video shows disturbing conditions at Cleveland VA Hospital.

  Dangerous measles outbreak could be headed for Ohio, doctors point to decrease in children’s immunizations

Cleveland 19 wanted to know what can be done, if anything, to keep you and your family as safe as possible.

More than 1,600 hepatitis A cases reported during Ohio outbreak

The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of hepatitis A after an increase in reported cases since the beginning of 2018.

These are the foods you should love, according to your heart

Cleveland Clinic's Heart and Vascular Institute share things to avoid and things to add to your diet to meet the standards of a heart healthy Mediterranean diet.

  30% of women experience uncommon heart attack symptoms

When you think of common heart attack symptoms, pain in the chest or down your arm come to mind. But for some women, their heart attack symptoms may be very different.

  ‘People are gonna die because of this’: Retired Ohio police and firefighters grapple with deep pension benefit cuts

Retirees who got their health insurance through the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund were shocked when they saw the choices they had after the fund decided to get out of the health care business.

  3 signs you could have a genetic heart condition

A local college student is raising awareness about genetic heart disorders. She nearly died before finding out that she has one. Now, she’s using her second chance at life to potentially save lives.

Increase in carfentanil seized triggers public health warning from Cuyahoga County medical examiner

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson has issued a public health warning after seeing a significant increase of seized carfentanil, a potentially lethal drug.

Nearly 70 pounds of pot sold in first 19 days of Ohio’s medical marijuana program

In less than 3 weeks, Ohio sold more than a half-million dollars worth of medical marijuana to patients and caregivers.

  Addict brokers preying on vulnerable people in recovery

Cleveland 19 discovered recovery is worth something and not just to the families of addicts.

DEA investigating 3 drug overdoses in Avon within a 36-hour span

A joint investigation began between detectives and the DEA following one overdose death

3-year-old Ohio boy dies from flu; first pediatric flu death of season in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health is reporting the state’s first flu-related pediatric death of the 2018-19 season.

  Go Red: Heart disease is No. 1 killer in women, but it can be prevented

Do you know what kills more mothers, sisters, and daughters in the United States than anything else? It’s cardiovascular disease.

Ohio sold 46 pounds of medical marijuana during first 2 weeks of operations

During the first 2 weeks of Ohio’s sales, approximately 46 pounds of medical marijuana were sold to patients and caregivers.

  Warming centers, pet safety, and more: Keep these resources handy during the dangerously cold temperatures

A wind chill watch for Northern Ohio goes into effect Tuesday as dangerously cold temperatures arrive.

Ohio Gov. DeWine says he would sign the vetoed ‘heartbeat bill’ into law

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently said that he will “absolutely” sign the anti-abortion “heartbeat bill,” which was previously vetoed by his predecessor, John Kasich.

Take a look at Akron’s first medical marijuana harvest

Akron’s first medical marijuana harvest has just been cultivated.

Peaches sold at Ohio Walmart locations recalled due to Listeria concerns

Peaches sold at Walmart stores in Ohio are part of a recall.

  More lawsuits filed against University Hospitals regarding 4,000 destroyed embryos

A new development related to the damage to thousands of embryos at University Hospitals Fertility Clinic was announced on Thursday.

  Pension board takes no firm actions to help police, fire retirees with health insurance

Cleveland 19 went on a search for answers from John Gallagher Jr, the executive director of the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund who has served since 2013.

State urged to suspend license of Ohio doctor who ordered lethal doses for at least 34 patients

The Ohio attorney general is stepping in on the investigation surrounding a doctor accused of ordering excessive, and potentially lethal, doses of fentanyl and other drugs.