Perry High School students face $170 fine if caught vaping in school (Should they? POLL)

Students at Perry High School will start the school year with an expensive warning: a $170 fine for vaping in class.

Police launch new alert system for North Ridgeville residents with special needs like autism, dementia

Heavy rain causes sewage to overflow at Edgewater Beach; public advisory posted

3rd Safe Haven Baby Box installed in Ohio allowing parent to anonymously give up child

Gov. DeWine signs bill legalizing hemp, CBD in Ohio

  What’s the future for marijuana in Cleveland? One councilman’s decriminalization efforts move forward

Christ Hospital celebrating Shark Week with Baby Shark onesies for newborns

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Cleveland Clinic announces plans to expand main campus

  Drones will likely start delivering organs for transplant in Northeast Ohio sooner rather than later

  CSU student makes it her mission to educate public about Huntington’s Disease after mother’s diagnosis

Age to purchase tobacco increases to 21 in Ohio with Gov. DeWine’s new budget

‘Bear Hugs to the Rescue’ benefits pets at Partners With Paws of Lorain County

  Stark County adult becomes first confirmed measles case in Ohio since 2017

Recall Alert: Levolor custom cellular shades may pose strangulation hazard

30,000 units of shades were recalled because they may be a danger to small children.

Michigan hospital system moves to acquire Summa Health, questions remain over long-term impact to local jobs

Summa Health is on its way to becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beaumont Health.

Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center to be established following multi-million dollar grant

Researchers and clinicians from the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and other research and medical centers will come together to study dementia.

Recall issued for hamburger and hot dog buns sold in Ohio stores

A voluntary recall has been issued for hamburger buns, hot dog buns, and other bakery products that are sold in Ohio and 17 other states.

Cleveland Clinic delivers baby transplanted from deceased donor’s uterus; 1st successful procedure in North America

Unhealthy air quality alert issued for Northeast Ohio

2 types of invasive weeds that can kill you are growing in Ohio this season, OSU warns (graphic photo)

  Cleveland Clinic performs first in utero fetal surgery to repair birth defect (video)

‘Balloon pollution’ choking the Great Lakes, 18,000 pieces of debris found on shorelines since 2016

  Baby girl born 4 months after ground-breaking in utero surgery at Cleveland Clinic

Flour sold at Target, Walmart nationwide being recalled due to E. coli

E. coli can cause diarrhea, often with bloody stools.

  Cleveland group uses art therapy to help patients in treatment for drug addiction

The struggle with addiction impacts countless Ohioans, and the work to help people work toward recovery is difficult.

Ohio medical board to decide if patients with conditions like anxiety, autism should be prescribed medical marijuana

The State Medical Board of Ohio will meet Wednesday to either approve or reject five new conditions qualifying for medical marijuana prescription.

  Ohio doctor indicted on 25 murder charges for allegedly overprescribing opioids linked to overdose deaths

Ohio investigators and hospital officials provided new details in the case involving Columbus-area doctor William Husel.

  Personal information for nearly 12 million patients may have been compromised in Quest Diagnostics data breach

Laboratory testing company Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that financial and medical information for 11.9 million patients has been breached.

Hospital reports patient death amid Legionnaires outbreak

Authorities say a patient has died amid an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in a recently opened central Ohio hospital

  Patients to PA hospital may have been exposed to measles, health officials warn

Pennsylvania’s Department of Health says residents who visited a Crawford County hospital on May 28 may have been exposed to measles.

Cooling cap keeps cancer patients from losing their hair during chemotherapy

There’s a new cap in town, but it’s not the kind you wear on a night out; it’s actually helping people through tough times.

City of Green to outfit hotels with emergency Narcan kits

A city in Summit County will be installing kits to combat opioid overdoses inside several area hotels; a first-in-the-state initiative.

MetroHealth System calls lawsuit against Cuyahoga County over jail conditions ‘unfounded and defamatory’

The MetroHealth System is pushing back after a lawsuit was filed against Cuyahoga County over jail conditions.

7 overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County reported over 2-day span; medical examiner issues public health alert

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson issued a public health alert Thursday morning after seeing an increase in suspected overdose deaths since the beginning of the week.

Ohio officials investigating first possible case of measles in state

Officials in northern Ohio are investigating a suspected case of measles in the state, according to 19 News affiliate WTVG.

Nearly 14,000 Ohio children attended kindergarten last year without all of their vaccinations

Ohio law allows parents to request exemption for immunizations for reasons of conscience or religious objection and for medical objections.

Suicide rate in Ohio increased by nearly 24% over last decade, study shows

The suicide rate in Ohio jumped nearly 24% over the last 10 years, according to a study from the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health.

  Jogging strollers injuring parents, children but BOB resists recall

Tonight at 11: For years the Consumer Products Safety Commission has been getting complaints about the BOB jogging strollers, yet the company has resisted a voluntary recall

Canton, Ohio high school student loses over 100 pounds by walking to school each day

A senior at McKinley High School in Canton will be graduating soon looking a lot different than he did at the beginning of the school year.

MetroHealth System gifted CuddleCot, which gives grieving parents time with stillborn baby

In the event of an unfortunate tragedy at birth, MetroHealth Hospital will now have a device that will allow parents time with their stillborn after delivery during the grieving process.

3 more deaths in Cuyahoga County linked to flu season, health department reports

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health says 21 residents have died from flu-related illnesses for the 2018-19 season.

Moderately severe algal bloom expected in Lake Erie, NOAA predicts for 2019

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its first report predicting the algae bloom in Lake Erie this year.

Over 50,000 pounds of prescription drugs turned in by Ohio residents during nationwide drug take back event

The Drug Enforcement Administration and law enforcement agencies across the country held the annual semiannual event on April 27.

  Ohio paramedics warn about return of ‘zombie’ drug now being mixed with fentanyl

The “zombie” drug is back in some Ohio neighborhoods. But this time, it’s being mixed with opioids.

Ohio authorities warn about tick bites as more active season arrives

Ticks can be found in long grass and wooded areas, where they latch onto a human or animal that brushes by

  Medical marijuana could soon be prescribed to patients suffering from depression and anxiety in Ohio

By this summer more people could be using medical marijuana for illnesses like depression and anxiety.

  Cleveland City Council committee addresses questions on lead safety recommendations

The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition revealed 33 changes it thinks the city should make.

Elderly Lyndhurst man dies from the flu, according to health officials

An 86-year-old Lyndhurst man is the latest to die from the flu, according to Cuyahoga County health officials.

  Veteran says treatment at Cleveland VA Medical Center is unreliable; he is vowing to advocate for others

Startling number of suicides by veterans uncovered after suicide on the campus of the VA's Wade Park Medical Facility in Cleveland.

Youth suicides increased by nearly 30% after release of Netflix series ’13 Reasons Why,' study shows

A new study supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that the release of the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” was linked to an increase in youth suicide rates.

Flu kills 2 more people in Cuyahoga County, according to health officials

Cuyahoga County health officials confirm two more residents have died from the flu.

Portage County clinic announces dates for free health care services

A student-run clinic located in Portage County will provide free health care services to patients on several Saturdays throughout May, June, July, and August.

  Allergies are aggravating Northeast Ohioans more than normal

A report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has Akron and Cleveland ranked among the top 35 worst cities in the nation for spring allergies this year.

World-renowned opera singer who had 2 double-lung transplants at Cleveland Clinic dies at age of 35

A singer known internationally who received two sets of transplanted lungs at the Cleveland Clinic over the course of her short life has died at the age of 35, according to her family.

  Ohio impacted by E. coli outbreak, CDC says

An E. coli outbreak in portions of the United States has now spread to Ohio, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Family swaps flu shots for essential oils. Is it safe?

When it comes to essential oils, there is certainly no shortage of opinions.

15 Cuyahoga County residents have died and 1,200+ were hospitalized due to flu-related illnesses this season

Cuyahoga County health officials announced Thursday there was another flu-related death this week.

  Asbestos-laden home finally demolished after neighbors in Cleveland complain

Asbestos-laden abandoned home finally demolished after repeated complaints.

Rabid bat killed by cat in New Philadelphia, officials looking for cat’s owners

Officials are searching for the owners of the cat to ensure proper medical care.

19 News puts anti-snoring smart pillow to the test

A 19 News viewer tests out the Smart Nora, an anti-snoring smart pillow.

  Strongsville dentist’s laser treatment providing long-term snoring solution

Night Lase, a laser treatment for snoring, has been available in the Cleveland area for two years. We followed up with the doctor to see what progress has been made and how patients are doing.

  Health concerns surface after Bay Village firefighters report feeling ill while on the job

Fire station health concerns being addressed.

  Measles outbreak continues to grow, but no cases in Ohio yet; doctors blame spread on misinformation, complacency

Measles, a perfectly preventable disease, is finding a hold in pockets around the country and making some people who have not been vaccinated very sick.

  Free treatment for thousands of Northeast Ohioans at Cleveland Clinic Minority Men’s Health Fair

Every spring, the Minority Men’s Health Fair at the Cleveland Clinic attracts thousands of people in need of screenings, checkups and tests.

‘Alarming’ increase of hepatitis A cases reported in Summit County for 2019

The Summit County Public Health department says there has been an “alarming increase in the number of reported hepatitis A cases” throughout the county in 2019.

Recalled Meijer ground beef could contain plastic contaminants

There have been no injuries reported to date.

Olmsted Falls middle school students report illnesses during field trip to Washington, DC

Cuyahoga County health officials are interviewing students who became sick while on an annual field trip to Washington, D.C.

Cleveland Clinic puts the word out: Leading physicians issue new breast cancer screening guidelines

The American College of Physicians has issued new screening guidelines for women of average risk of developing breast cancer, according to a Cleveland Clinic press release.

  University Hospitals releases statement after employee releases patient information

University Hospitals says an employee’s actions of disclosing patient information “violated UH policies and procedures.”

  Flu-related deaths in Cuyahoga County have the health department warning residents: Go get a flu shot!

Forty-seven people died from flu-related illnesses during the 2017-18 flu season. Fourteen have died so far this season.

Strongsville ramps up e-cigarette enforcement as vaping skyrockets among minors

The city of Strongsville is tightening its laws to stem alarmingly high e-cigarette use among minors.

  Cleveland Clinic patient shocked by $2,300 bill for medications in hospital

Woman has advice on how to avoid what happened to her; a $2,300 bill for hospital prescriptions.

  Cleveland Clinic Minority Men’s Health Fair improving and saving lives in Northeast Ohio

Thousands are expected to come get free screenings at four locations for dozens of illnesses that disproportionately affect men of color.

  Insurance company hand-delivers refund check to 81-year-old woman after Cleveland 19 investigation

Woman gets refund from insurance company after Cleveland 19 gets involved.

Cleveland Clinic ranked second-best hospital system in the world

The Cleveland Clinic has established itself as one of the most revered health care systems in the world.

Clinical trial coming to UAB could result in cure for sickle cell disease

A clinical trial that could result in a universal cure for Sickle Cell disease will be coming to UAB in the next couple of months.

Islamic clinic in Parma offering free health services to uninsured

The Cleveland Ibn Sina Clinic, an Islamic Center located in Parma, is opening its doors and offering health care to individuals without insurance.

2 flu-related deaths reported in Cuyahoga County as cases climb in March

Two people from Cuyahoga County died this week from the flu, bringing this season’s death toll to 11.

  ADHD patients on amphetamines like Adderall might be at greater risk of psychosis, research finds

While the overall risk for psychosis is very low, more than twice the amount of patients in an amphetamine group in the study were affected by psychosis compared to those in a methylphenidate group.

Drinking hot tea doubles risk of cancer, study says

According to the University College of London, hot drinks in general are an established risk factor for cancer. (Source: CNN)

  Parents persevere as Canton toddler struggles with rare childhood Alzheimer’s

At 9 months old KJ was diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation that causes learning delays and hinders walking.