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

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

  Jogging strollers injuring parents, children but BOB resists recall

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ohio authorities warn about tick bites as more active season arrives

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

  Cleveland City Council committee addresses questions on lead safety recommendations

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

  Allergies are aggravating Northeast Ohioans more than normal

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

  Ohio impacted by E. coli outbreak, CDC says

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

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

  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.

  81-year-old Bedford Heights woman fighting for refund of unused insurance

Emma Isaac is 81, and in those years, she has never had an experience like she currently has with Aetna, the company that carried her health insurance.

  Ohio EPA says fish caught in Cuyahoga River are safe to eat again

There’s good news for anglers who want to eat what they catch from the Cuyahoga River this fishing season.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

Gov. Mike DeWine proposes increasing age to buy tobacco products in Ohio to 21

In newly released documents, Gov. Mike DeWine is proposing to increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 across Ohio.

  First medical marijuana dispensary coming soon to downtown Cleveland

Cleveland’s first medical marijuana dispensary is set to open its doors within the next two weeks.

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

The Ohio Senate again approved the so-called “heartbeat” abortion ban bill on Wednesday.

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

This year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 228 cases in 12 states.

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

The store has received eight reports of the glass lid cracking or shattering, including one report of an eye injury.

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

This recall is being initiated due to product tampering, following the production process.

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

Symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever.

Federal appeals court OKs Ohio law aimed at abortion funding

A divided federal appeals court has upheld an Ohio anti-abortion law that blocks public money for Planned Parenthood

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

The Better Sleep Council says it can take up to a week to feel normal after the clocks are moved for daylight savings.

Fifth hypertension medication recalled in two weeks

This is the third recall in one week.

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

A Cleveland 19 series of reports on conditions at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center -- and how some veterans have been treated there -- are getting addressed.

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

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

Ohio teen who defied mother by getting vaccinated testifies before Congress

An Ohio teen who received vaccinations against his mother’s wishes at the age of 18 is testifying in front of Congress on Tuesday.

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about a nationwide, voluntary recall initiated by Apotex Corp. on a birth control pill.

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

During Tom Mihaljevic’s annual State of the Clinic address, the Cleveland Clinic CEO said violent incidents against caregivers are a nationwide problem.

Pollen season expected to be aggressive this year

Pollen season is expected to be aggressive in 2019.

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

The Stark County Sanitary Engineering Department is warning residents in the Lake Township area about the possible presence of disease-causing organisms in the community’s water supply.

  Veteran denied simple procedure at Cleveland VA Hospital.

Woman says she declined what she believes was too radical a treatment at the VA.

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

If you were born between 1957 and the early 70s, you may not be protected from the measles.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against 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.