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November is Men's Health Month! On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, Dan Skinner talks with Mike Craycraft, testicular cancer survivor, clinical pharmacist, and founder of the Testicular Cancer Society. Topics include trends, research, and treatment for testicular cancer, as well as disparities and challenges in educating young people about about the disease.  

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court would, Democrats fear, imperil the Affordable Care Act, which has twice narrowly survived in the high court.

The ACA, which is also known as Obamacare, is scheduled to be argued once again before the Supreme Court a week after the Nov. 3 election. On Tuesday, during the second day of hearings at the Senate Judiciary Committee, Democrats repeatedly pressed Barrett on whether she'd made assurances to anyone about how she would rule on the ACA.

On this week’s episode of Prognosis Ohio, Dan talks with Charles Gaba—blogger, website developer, healthcare analyst, and founder of ACASignups.net. Gaba has been tracking Obamacare enrollments as early as October 2013 to showcase the critical importance of the Affordable Care Act. 

 

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres laid out a sobering view of the current state of the world Tuesday, saying that "a wind of madness is sweeping the globe" as instability erupts into unpredictable and violent conflicts. The problems are made even worse, he said, by faltering economic situations and countries that disrespect U.N. Security Council resolutions "before the ink is dry."

Happy Birthday, Franklin County Public Health: A Conversation with Commissioner Joe Mazzola

Ohio University health policy professor Dan Skinner interviews Franklin County Health Commissioner, Joe Mazzola, about the 100th anniversary of Franklin County Public Health. Topics include public health funding, the history and coordination of health departments in Ohio, and the scope of Franklin County Public Health's work. Plus thought experiments involving magic wands, non-existent checkbooks, and crystal balls.

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

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A group that supports single-payer health care is highlighting a study that shows Ohioans are very worried about paying medical costs, and are taking dangerous steps because of it.

While many Capitol Hill Republicans would like to avoid another public debate about whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and his appointees keep bringing it up — promising their own health plan that would be "phenomenal" and make the GOP "the party of health care."

The toddler looking up at Dr. Melanie Seifman in her Washington, D.C., exam room seems a little dazed.

It could be because she just woke up from a nap at daycare. It could be that she remembers the shots she got last time, and she knows what's coming.

The little girl is catching up on some vaccines she's behind on: missing doses of the DTaP and polio vaccines. She's over two years old — both of those shots are supposed to happen at a baby's six-month check up.

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A bipartisan group of governors says the two parties can and should work together to improve the nation's health care system. 

A new study by Ohio United Way shows 40 percent of Ohio households are struggling to come up with enough resources to provide basic necessities.

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Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich says the latest plan by GOP U.S. Senators to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is a bad deal. 

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Republican Ohio Lieutenant Governor and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Mary Taylor has unveiled a set of health care proposals. 

A new study shows state health care spending on the aging population could cause budgetary problems in the future.