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

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

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

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

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

Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

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

Fifth hypertension medication recalled in two weeks

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

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

Ohio teen who defied mother by getting vaccinated testifies before Congress

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

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

Pollen season expected to be aggressive this year

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

  Veteran denied simple procedure at Cleveland VA Hospital.

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

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing 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.

  Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund board gets an earful from retirees in midst of coverage debacle

Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund retirees want answers on health benefit cuts.

Stay at home moms should be paid $162,581 according to Salary Wizard

If you’re a stay-at-home-mom listen up. Salary Wizard says you should be paid $162,581 a year for all your efforts on the home front.

  Members of pension fund for retired Ohio police, firefighters say leadership set them up for slashes

For many, it’s a financial “knockout” punch.

Ohio sold $75,000 worth of medical marijuana during first day of operating

The numbers are in.

Valentine’s Day cards being collected for children battling cancer at Northeast Ohio hospitals

A local organization is hoping to share some love on Valentine’s Day by collecting cards and sweets for children with cancer at Akron Children’s Hospital and Rainbow Babies Children’s Hospital.

  There’s no way you’re washing your hands enough to prevent flu and colds

The flu season has begun in Ohio and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) most people are not washing their hands enough to prevent the illness.

  ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign encourages women to get blood pressure taken

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States.

  Canton cannabis dispensary launches medical marijuana sales in Ohio

Although it’s been legal for a while now, Wednesday marked the first day of medical marijuana sales in Ohio.

  Face transplant recipient reunites with rehab staff at MetroHealth, says she is grateful for prayers and support

There was an emotional reunion at MetroHealth Medical Center’s Old Brooklyn campus on Tuesday.

Ohio doctor fired for prescribing potentially lethal doses of pain medications to patients

It was discovered that the doctor “ordered significantly excessive and potentially fatal doses of pain medication for at least 27 patients” over the last 5 years.

  Recipient of groundbreaking facial transplant reunites with hospital staff who helped during recovery

The youngest patient in U.S. history to receive a full-face transplant is expected to reunite with the Northeast Ohio therapists who helped her on the road to her recovery.

The Latest: Cleveland Clinic reviewing former doctor’s work

An Ohio doctor under investigation amid allegations that he ordered "excessive and potentially fatal" doses of pain medicine for at least 27 near-death patients in Columbus had previously worked at the Cleveland Clinic.

  Medical marijuana sales begin in Ohio on Wednesday

Several dispensaries will begin legal medical marijuana sales to patients in Ohio on Wednesday morning, more than four months after the program was supposed to launch.

  Fire, police retirees file class action lawsuit against pension fund over benefit changes

There is a dramatic development in the battle to regain healthcare for police and fire retirees.

Cleveland Clinic stands firmly against prescribing medical marijuana to patients

The Cleveland Clinic will not be prescribing medical marijuana to its patients because of the belief in better alternatives.

  Take a look inside what will be one of Ohio’s first medical marijuana dispensaries

A northern Ohio medical marijuana dispensary offered an inside look inside the facility on Friday afternoon.

  Despite drop in 2018 Cuyahoga County overdose deaths, drug epidemic is far from over

Cuyahoga County officials released the 2018 preliminary drug overdose statistics during a press conference on Friday morning.

  9 signs that your child is addicted to video games, and how to curb it

A clinical psychologist shares warning signs about video gaming addiction, and ways to approach curbing the habit.

  Ohio police and fire retirees express frustrations over online pension system

Frustrations continue for retired Ohio police and firefighters. Cleveland 19 News has been investigating problems after a pension overhaul causing healthcare prices to skyrocket and many retired first responders footing expensive bills.

More staff, suicide prevention services pledged at Cuyahoga County Jail in new plan with MetroHealth

Cuyahoga County and MetroHealth Hospitals have announced an expanded plan for comprehensive healthcare services at the county’s jails after recent inmate deaths.

  Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund under fire after deep cuts to retirees' medical coverage

First responder retirees are fuming after a series of reports by Cleveland 19 shed light on the elimination of health care insurance by the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund.

Ohio medical board to consider adding more conditions for medical marijuana treatment

The State Medical Board of Ohio will meet Wednesday afternoon to discuss accepting additional medical conditions that can be treatable with marijuana.

  Pension fund offers little relief for 8,000 Ohio police, fire retirees who lost health coverage

The discontent among the state of Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund members is understandable. They signed up for jobs that provided pensions and paid health care.

  Lakewood councilwoman lobbying for comprehensive changes to parental leave

Should parents get more paid time off to spend time with their newborns?

  Police and fire pension fund slashes retirees' insurance, impacting 8,000 Ohio families

Twenty years ago, Kevin Gunn was the president of Cleveland Firefighters Local 93.

  Cleveland vows to get busy on asbestos-laden abandoned home

Mary Keith is on a campaign: To have a house across the street from her home torn down. It is laden by asbestos and she fears for the health of her neighbors and their children.

  Deadly allergic reaction to just the smell of cooking fish? Northeast Ohio doctor confirms it can happen

Authorities are still investigating the death of an 11 year-old boy who simply walked into his grandmother’s home on New Year’s Day while she was cooking fish.