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Local businesses work together to combat Ohio's growing opioid crisis

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Treatment facilities and employers are working to tackle the opioid epidemic in central Ohio, which has been particularly hard hit by the growing national crisis. House of Hope in downtown Columbus has helped an increasing number of opiate addicts through recovery. Hot Chicken Takeover, a Nashville-style chicken…... Read More

Mom competes in 140-mile race with daughter who’s unable to walk

(NEW YORK) -- An Ironman triathlon is considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.It’s about a 17-hour competition where athletes have to complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and then a marathon, which is a 26.2-mile run. “Enduring 17 hours is quite a…... Read More

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Woman details her heartbreaking experiences

(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage is a heartbreaking reality for many women in this country, with at least 10 to 20% of pregnancies ending in loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, that number is likely higher, as many miscarriages occur before a woman learns she's expecting.Stillbirth, a term used to…... Read More

Men’s marijuana use increases miscarriage risk for women, new research finds

(NEW YORK) -- New research is highlighting the role men play in infertility and miscarriage. When men smoke marijuana once a week or more, their partners are twice as likely to experience a miscarriage when pregnant, according to Boston University researchers who examined over 1,400 couples before they got pregnant.The…... Read More

Suicide attempts among black teenagers are rising

(NEW YORK) --  Since the 1990s, suicide attempts among black youth have risen 73%, while attempts among white youth fell 7.5%, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.Previous research has also shown an uptick in suicide rates among elementary school black children, which have nearly doubled since…... Read More

Breastfeeding benefits mom, baby and the environment

(NEW YORK) -- Breastfeeding is not only good for mothers and their babies, but it also protects the environment according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal."It benefits all of society," Natalie Shenker, Ph.D., a research fellow at Imperial College, who was involved with the study, told ABC News.…... Read More

Miscarriage and stillbirth: Everything you need to know but were too nervous to ask

(NEW YORK) -- Miscarriage -- the loss of a pregnancy in any trimester -- is a common occurrence that affects countless women but remains a taboo topic in our culture.Statistics differ, but according to the Mayo Clinic, for women who know they're pregnant, about 10 to 20 out of 100…... Read More

New opioid prescribing guidelines reverse course on strict restrictions

(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Health and Human Services reversed course on its opioid guidelines this week and advised doctors that cutting off pain patients' prescriptions suddenly could do more harm than good. The new guidance, published Thursday, stressed that that abrupt changes to long-term pain patients' medication regimens could…... Read More

STD cases hit record high for fifth year running, as prevention efforts hit by budget cuts

(NEW YORK) -- Sexually transmitted infections hit a record high 2.4 million cases in 2018, making it the fifth year in a row that cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have spiked, according to new numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The agency pointed to the budget cuts…... Read More

'Weed moms' are the new 'wine moms'

(NEW YORK) -- Are weed moms the new wine moms?Though "wine mom" culture has long been the source of many a mommy meme and largely socially acceptable, marijuana-using moms are stepping out of the shadows and proudly extolling the virtues of cannabis.In a recent essay for Parents magazine, writer Leah…... Read More

'Freak Shakes' are one bakery’s tool to help a woman battling breast cancer

(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Milkshakes are changing a Florida woman’s fight against breast cancer after a bakery owner surprised her with a fundraiser.“It felt really good," recipient Victoria Burnham, 25, said. "I know there are ... people out there who are going through worse out there, but they chose me.”Burnham was…... Read More