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A new clinic on Columbus's north side is providing women's health services including medication that induces abortions.

A class-action lawsuit has been filed with the Ohio Court of Claims against CVS Caremark and the Ohio Department of Health over a mailing that may have publicly disclosed the identities of 6 thousand  HIV patients.

The Ohio Department of Health says a 73-year-old Hancock County woman is the first state resident to contract salmonella from pre-cut melons.

The Ohio Department of Health says University Hospitals in Cleveland made major mistakes before its fertility clinic storage tank malfunction in March.

The Ohio Department of Health is recommending people with certain risk factors receive a hepatitis A vaccine as the number of cases rise statewide. 


A federal judge has put on hold an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis.

The Ohio Department of Health says nearly 11 thousand people have been hospitalized for influenza this season. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Ohio’s drug overdose death rate rose 39 percent between mid-2016 and mid-2017 — the third-largest increase of any state.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has made two rulings involving separate but related abortion cases. 

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Ohio Department of Health statistics show the number of abortions in the state at an all-time low in 2016. But that did not keep the legislature from passing more abortion restrictions in 2017.

The Ohio Department of Health has upgraded state flu activity to widespread, its highest level.

There are as many as 170 thousand Ohioans who abuse or are addicted to opioids, according to a recent study from Ohio State University’s Swank Program in Rural-Urban Policy.

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The Ohio Statehouse has added a charging station for electric wheelchairs.

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of infant deaths rose slightly last year. compared with the previous year.

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The Ohio Department of Health says the number of abortions performed in 2016 declined for the fourth consecutive year.

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A new bill at the statehouse would make it illegal for companies, especially those in the health care industry, to require their employees to get annual flu shots. 

The Ohio Department of Health is reporting the state's first death this year from the West Nile virus.

There’s a new scam prompting Ohioans to give personal information, thinking they are providing it to the state health department. But that’s not the case. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.


Melanie Amato with the Ohio Department of Health says the scammers are using caller ID-spoofing technology to make calls appear to be from legitimate health departments.

“They’re asking for account numbers, social security numbers, a mother's maiden name, passwords or any other identifying information.”

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The state says a record 4,050 people died of drug overdoses last year, driven in large part by the emergence of stronger drugs like fentanyl.

Ohio Department of health officials have confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus in the state this year.

Licking County health officials say a mosquito caught in a trap near Johnstown in late June tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Ohio Governor John Kasich  has named attorney Lance Himes as director of the Ohio Department of Health.

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Republican Ohio House leaders are rejecting the governor's budget proposal to change a program that helps pay medical bills for the sick children of 40 thousand families.

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Columbus Public Health says over the last two weeks, hospitalizations from the flu have risen to the highest level recorded this season.

Results of tests conducted by Delaware County health officials show three cases of norovirus in the Olentangy Local Schools.

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A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise. 

A new Ohio Department of Health report shows an increase in the state's infant mortality rate, with African-American babies dying at a rate approaching three times that of caucasians.

State officials say two children became ill with a new version of the swine flu virus after being in contact with infected pigs at the Clark County Fair in late July.

Incoming Ohio 7th and 12th graders must be immunized against meningitis under a new state law.

Ohio has issued new guidelines for eating fish caught in lakes, rivers and streams.