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.

  Preventing mosquito-borne illnesses in pets after Ohio horses diagnosed with West Nile

West Nile Virus has been confirmed in horses in Northeast Ohio. We're looking at ways to keep your cats and dogs safe from mosquito-borne illnesses.

UH moves to aid growing numbers of pregnant opioid-addicted women

University Hospitals will open a treatment center for pregnant women addicted to opioids this fall in midtown Cleveland at the Rainbow Center for Women and Children.

Survivor of suicide attempt gets 'second chance' after historic facial transplant at Cleveland Clinic

Katie Stubblefield was 18-years-old when she tried to take her own life. She was instead left with severe facial trauma after the single bullet pierced through her mouth and exited between her eyebrows.

Boy contracts debilitating illness from mosquito; mother's warning goes viral

LoriAnne Surrett says she had never heard of ensephalitis, until a mosquito bite threatened her son's life.

Lyme disease on the rise in all 50 states; here's how to stay protected

Do not squeeze a tick when trying to remove it because the tick's bacteria could accidentally be forced into the body and lead to an infection.

Here's why safety is more important than style when choosing a child's backpack

Many children will be returning to school with a new backpack, but it is more than just choosing a color or logo this year.

Study shows exposure to phone screen can lead to blindness

For years, we've been hearing about the dangers called by cell phones. Now, new research from the University of Toledo shows that could cause blindness.

You're not going to like why some flies are biting you right now in Northeast Ohio

It's that time of year when you're sitting at a picnic and snap! You look down and see a fly is biting you.  But why do some flies bite and some don't?

Edgewater swim advisory lifted after earlier E. coli detection; Villa Angela beach water remains 'poor'

The results tested on Thursday determined that Edgewater Beach is now safe to swim at, but the water quality at Villa Angela beach in the Euclid Creek Reservation remains poor.

All you need is your smartphone to see your doctor in Northeast Ohio

You don't have to leave your house when you're sick anymore for a trip to the doctor's office.

Recovering addicts, family of victims lost to opiates rally ahead of opioid lawsuit talks

A group of people who have been directly impacted by the opioid epidemic are rallied in front of downtown Cleveland's courthouse to demand more money from opioid manufacturers to prevent further drug abuse tragedies.

Opioid overdose hospitalizations among children have nearly doubled

Drugs are falling into the hands of children at an alarming rate and it's leading to more opioid overdoses and hospitalizations than ever before.

Kent State students develop new software to fight the opioid crisis

Overall Professor Curtis is astounded he and his students are able to make a difference in this growing epidemic.

Abandoned Amherst nursing home could become one-stop drug recovery hub

An old, vacant nursing home in Amherst may soon become one of the state's leading opioid recovery facilities.

In fight against opioids, those battling addiction -- and their families -- have new tool

A national nonprofit dedicated to helping those battling opioid addiction and their families has unveiled a new resource--a website they're calling ARC. It's short for Addiction Resource Center. The site, which was developed by the Addiction Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., went live last week.

President Trump and First Lady to discuss tax overhaul, opioid crisis during visit to Ohio

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have several scheduled stops in Ohio on Monday to discuss a wide-range of issues.

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Ohio opioid woes one reason drug lawsuits brought to state

Ohio's record number of drug overdose deaths and the state's fight to slow the addictions epidemic are among the reasons hundreds of lawsuits against drugmakers are being heard in a Cleveland courtroom.

Bill to stop fentanyl from entering the country goes to president's desk

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown's bipartisan bill to keep illegal fentanyl out of the country unanimously passed the Senate Thursday. The bill will now go to the President's desk, where he is expected to sign it into law.

‘Operation Big Oak’: 100 suspects nailed in fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine ring

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and the Columbiana County Drug Task Force in East Liverpool announce details of a 756-count indictment filed Tuesday against 100 people in connection with a large-scale fentanyl, carfentanil, heroin, and cocaine trafficking ring.