State’s first medical marijuana cards activated in Ohio

It now seems that the program is moving forward after the Board of Pharmacy activated 1,062 patient and caregiver registry cards on Monday.

Father and son ‘pushin' for a cure’ with pink snow plows

Summit Academy in Parma closes to handle scabies outbreak

Ohio lawmakers poised to remove sales tax from tampons

Alarming polio-like virus, affecting kids and teens, on the rise; Ohio cases reported

Facts about arachnoid brain cysts and why they can end a career, like Urban Meyer’s

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Here’s why the Big Creek in Cleveland might appear red

Hepatitis A cases confirmed in Cleveland more than doubled in 2018

Ohio had second-highest rate of 2017 overdose deaths in the US, new report says

Annual Jingle Bell Run expected to attract over a thousand runners in Lyndhurst

Cleveland has a new mobile IV hydration company that will come to you

OSU hospital dresses newborn babies in Buckeyes gear before Michigan rivalry game

Strongsville girl with Down syndrome celebrates 2nd birthday after beating cancer twice

A 2-year-old girl celebrated her first birthday at home after defying all odds.

Cleveland family says black mold put premature baby in hospital; landlord pledges fix

A local mom with a 3-month-old baby is dealing with a serious health hazard inside her home.

  Psychologist explains why some are elated, some are annoyed by Christmas music

Some listeners welcome it, while others despise this time of year.

Cleveland tops list for most bed bugs in the country

Four Ohio cities, including Cleveland, were listed in the top 10.

  GRAPHIC: Mom warns against vape pen after one explodes, leaving son with shattered jaw

Migraine patch promises quick relief for sufferers

FDA recalls blood pressure medication due to possible risk of cancer

What are some ways you get rid of migraines?

No-hit zones spark debate among parents

City leader posts ‘no-hit zone’ signs to prohibit parents from spanking children

Cleveland Clinic nurse being tested for possible case of tuberculosis

A Cleveland Clinic nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at main campus is being tested for a possible case of tuberculosis.

CDC issues raw turkey warning after dozens sickened, 1 dead in salmonella outbreak

The CDC issued a new warning about a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey after dozens of people were reported ill and one died.

Asking these questions could save you thousands of dollars on medical care

Typically, when someone is in the market for a new car or new appliances, they shop around to find the best price.

Ohio woman battling rare form of cancer: Potts Puffy Tumor

Doctors told her it’s so rare, it’s almost unheard of...and it’s aggressive.

Record number of Hepatitis A cases affecting Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County reporting record number of cases

Hunters urged to monitor Ohio deer for disease

Ohio hunters who harvest a deer within the Disease Surveillance Area are required to bring the carcass in for inspection.

More than 3 times the yearly average of Hepatitis A cases confirmed in Cuyahoga County this year

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health says the amount of confirmed Hepatitis A cases in the county is on the rise.

Cleveland Crud is REAL; Northeast Ohioans know it all too well

You’ve heard of the Cleveland Crud, and it is not just some made up local myth.

Michigan votes ‘yes’ to legalize recreational marijuana

People can now use marijuana and infused edibles, and can also grow up to 12 plants for personal use.

Hi-tech eye exam can reveal serious illnesses

A high tech eye test that diagnoses traditional eye problems including glaucoma and cataracts is now helping doctors detect serious health issues.

Ohio students become ill after eating gummy sleep aid

The gummies, which were deep purple and covered with a sparkling sugar coating, were apparently handed out by a fellow student.

Movember: the Mustache Movement kicks off

November starts the month where men grow out their facial hair to raise money for men's health. Movember, the mustache movement.

Ohio’s most Googled health symptom will make you laugh and then say, ‘ugh.’

Stress was the number one most-Googled health symptom in the country.

Beachwood rehab program opening doors to recovery as Ohio OD rate soars

There’s another way to help battle addiction here in Northeast Ohio, and it has a lot to do with your peers.

How to avoid off-gassing from your furniture

Here's what you need to know to improve air quality in your home.

Cleveland Clinic doctor says ‘polio-like’ illness cases continue to surface

“I think one of the things that scares a lot of people, is that these are normal, healthy, kids, who suddenly get very, very weak,” Dr. Esper added.

Teen vaping ‘epidemic’ can cause lung inflammation, cancer

The perception that vaping is safer than smoking is inaccurate.

Police warn parents of colorful meth pills that look like candy

The post read “Public Awareness: Methamphetamine Pills” and had two images of several blue pills that looks like SweeTarts.

Legionnaires’ disease at Parma’s St. Columbkille Parish likely linked to cooling system

The outbreak of Legionnaires' disease left one woman dead and 10 others sick.

How an Ohio couple found out and battled the same breast cancer diagnosis together

Experts say breast cancer impacts about one in eight women, but only one in 800 men.

7 Ohioans infected by drug-resistant salmonella strain

Symptoms from salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

University Hospitals: 2 patients suspected of having potentially fatal infectious disease

There have been at least 38 confirmed cases of AFM in 16 states this year.

Fire Prevention Week 2018: How to prevent and protect yourself

On average, seven people per day died from home fires in the U.S.

Father issues warning after allegedly finding mold in child’s Capri Sun juice

The video has been viewed more than 21 million times and has over 623,300 reactions on Facebook.

Michigan DNR to hunters: Test your deer for bovine tuberculosis

A warning from Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources made the rounds on social media this week.

Health Alert: Ohio ranks highest for this dangerous mosquito-borne illness

Rhonda Burkett, of North Canton, just lost her mother-in-law to West Nile Virus.

Students learn to ‘Breath and Believe’ in school yoga class

Students Learn to ‘Breath and Believe’ in School Yoga Class

Medical marijuana in Ohio: What the law allows and prohibits

Here's a look at what is allowed and what is prohibited with Ohio's medical marijuana law.

Grower expects to provide Ohio’s 1st medical pot in December

One of Ohio's large-scale medical marijuana cultivators expects to sell the state's first legal pot to licensed dispensaries sometime in December

From hopeless to healing: A local cancer patient’s story of survival

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but you shouldn’t wait for a special occasion to get checked for any type of cancer.

3rd rabid bat in 4 weeks discovered in New Philadelphia area

Those who discovered the bat are consulting with medical staff on whether they will need the rabies vaccine.

FirstEnergy Akron Marathon features child superheroes at mile markers

8-year-old Beckett Christy has been selected to be an Akron Children's Superhero during the Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay.

Checking work email at home takes a toll on health, study shows

The study looked at 108 employees who work at least 30 hours per week, as well as their partners and employers.

Ohio governor, state officials release 2017 drug overdose data

The data will be announced at a 1:15 p.m. press conference.

Get the flu vaccination now, says Ohio health department

About 30,500 people were hospitalized for influenza last year. The flu accounted for the deaths of 180 children.

Scientists are creating a better pot leaf to treat ailments and illness. But what’s really inside, and is Ohio ready?

Medical marijuana is now legal in 30 states, with thousands of people turning to it to relieve a variety of maladies. Hemp products are also gaining in popularity and are legal in all 50 states.

Pet store puppies linked to antibiotic-resistant human illnesses in Ohio, 17 other states

The investigation started when the Florida Department of Health linked a national pet store chain in Ohio to the illnesses.

Allegations surface over prank causing allergic reaction in Hancock Co. student

A Hancock County teenager is recovering after an allergic reaction and his mother said it was no accident.

  Erie hospital sees ‘baby boom’ after last winter’s record-breaking snowfall

The hospital has already delivered 120 babies and counting just over two weeks into September, including two dozen babies over the weekend.

Parents warned after cases of hand, foot, and mouth disease reported by Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools

The Summit County Department of Health has been notified of the situation, according to school district officials.

Kevin Love launches new initiative focusing on mental health

Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Tuesday that he is forming the Kevin Love Fund, a new initiative aimed at providing help and support to those who suffer with mental health.

Recall: Bob Evans sausage may contain plastic pieces

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is recalling nearly 47,000 pounds of Bob Evans pork sausage links because it may contain pieces of plastic.

Audit of Ohio medical marijuana program found errors in application process

Ohio auditors are questioning the Department of Commerce’s authority for issuing more licenses that allotted.

Case Western Reserve University dental students headlining free clinic event

Case Western Reserve University dental students and residents will be performing free exams and x-rays during it’s free “Admitting Days” event on September 17 and 18. Optional cleanings will be offered at a cost of $25.

West Nile virus confirmed in Shaker Heights resident; 17th case in Ohio this year

The confirmed case in Shaker Heights is the second case of West Nile virus in Cuyahoga County this year and the 17th case in Ohio.

Ohio medical marijuana, a survivor and a skeptic: Turning a new leaf (part 1)

"Medical marijuana, I believe, is God's divine intervention."


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GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Ohio county reports 18 fatal overdoses in 1 week

The coroner for the county that includes Ohio's capital city is warning of a spike in overdose deaths and encouraging friends and family members of addicts to obtain an overdose antidote.

2nd bat tests positive for rabies in New Philadelphia

Rabies can infect the central nervous system in humans, causing a disease in the brain and even death.

CDC issues new guidelines for treating children with concussions

The issue continues to be debated as youth sports, such as playing football and soccer, are growing in popularity. Some research has shown that repeated blows to the head can lead to long-term health issues.

Bat found in Tuscarawas County tests positive for rabies

A pet cat was exposed to the bat and is now undergoing medical attention. The cat will likely be placed in quarantine. It is now known at this time if any humans were exposed to the bat.

Fentanyl exposure a looming danger for police, prison guards

Parma police officer Patrick Cullivan knows first hand what it's like to be exposed to the dangerous drug fentanyl.

Dehydration can quickly affect children in classrooms

Some teachers say their classrooms were 90 degrees, and that was with fans blowing.

Preventing heat-related illnesses during sizzling heat wave

With temperatures expected to "feel like" 100 degrees this week, the risk for heat-related illnesses increases.