New Cleveland Clinic hospital in Mentor expected to open in 2021

1 patient currently under investigation for coronavirus in Ohio

Cleveland Clinic opens Northeast Ohio’s first food allergy center

  Bill to reduce costs of EpiPens for children in Ohio proposed by state lawmaker

  Cardio implant device drastically improving the quality of life for heart failure patients

  Device smaller than a AA battery is giving new life to patients dealing with heart failure

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Patient previously under investigation for coronavirus in Ohio cleared from infection

State committee considers 3 new conditions that would give more Ohio patients right to use medical marijuana

1 patient still under investigation for possible coronavirus case in Ohio; 4 people have now tested negative

  16 patients part of largest internal kidney donation swap in Cleveland Clinic history

28 overdose deaths in 9 days stun, sadden Ohio county

  Ohio heart disease patient confused cardiomyopathy with flu symptoms shares story

  Mentor 11-year-old dies from flu-related complications

This is the second flu-associated pediatric death in Ohio.

University Hospitals facing new litigation in embryo case

Are cases still being filed?

New person in Ohio being tested for coronavirus, department of health says

A new person is being tested for coronavirus but few details are being shared by the Ohio Department of Health.

Kent State University temporarily restricting all university-sponsored travel to China due to coronavirus

Kent State University in a statement Monday said they are issuing a temporary restriction for all university-sponsored travel to China due to the coronavirus.

  Ohio Health officials say test results for Coronavirus are negative for 2 students at Miami University

  Airport ride share drivers share their concerns about coronavirus

  Mold found in patient’s hospital room at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital

New details emerge about coronavirus patient who came to Cleveland

  UPDATE: Man infected with coronavirus was not contagious during recent trip to Cleveland

  College town on edge as coronavirus uncertainty lingers at Miami University of Ohio

  Miami University taking precautions after possible cases of coronavirus reported

Thousands of students at Miami University in Oxford are taking precautions to protect themselves, after two possible coronavirus cases were reported at the school in southern Ohio.

  Northeast Ohio colleges ramp up preparedness plans in light of possible Coronavirus cases at Miami University

Colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio are taking a closer look at their preparedness plans in the wake of two possible Coronavirus cases being reported at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Sex talks possibly headed to K-12 classrooms

One Kentucky lawmaker wants to require sex education in schools starting in Kindergarten.

  Northeast Ohio airports and universities preparing for possible Coronavirus outbreak

With five confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the United States, there is growing concern about possible exposure throughout the nation and in Northeast Ohio.

  Cleveland Clinic takes extra step in screening patients to prevent spread of coronavirus

A respiratory infection, known as the “2019 Novel Coronavirus,” has made its way to the United States.

Recall issued for sandwiches sold in Ohio due to Listeria concerns

A voluntary recall has been issued for sandwiches that were distributed in several states, including Ohio, due to the concern for a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

  Cincinnati pediatrician’s post promoting childhood vaccinations goes viral and draws heated response

Dr. Nicole Baldwin, a Cincinnati pediatrician, says her growing concern about what she called misleading anti-vaccine social media posts led her to publish an upbeat message about the benefits of childhood vaccinations.

  The 6 ‘germiest’ places in your home, and none are in the bathroom

The National Sanitation Foundation and an environmental microbiologist offer information about the germiest places in your home and the best method to disinfect.

  After benefits for Ohio police and firefighters were slashed, could health care cuts for government workers be next?

Health care for government workers could be either trimmed or have costs passed on to public entities.

It’s safer to make a sandwich on a toilet seat than on a cutting board

Tonight at 11: The National Sanitation Foundation and a leading environmental microbiologist share some of the germiest places in your home.

  Medical marijuana sales hit one-year anniversary in Ohio

It is a highly competitive and highly regulated industry, and Ohio’s medical marijuana program is now one year old with just about 80,000 Ohioans registered as eligible to purchase marijuana for medical purposes.

5 Ohio cities make 2020 list for most bed bug infestations in the country

Several cities in Ohio made a list that nobody wants to be on.

  American Cancer Society reports the largest ever decrease in year-to-year deaths from all cancers

The American Cancer Society reports that for the 28th consecutive year the number of deaths due to cancer has decreased, but the really exciting news is the number of deaths, year to year, decreased by record levels.

Group knits ugly Christmas sweaters for NICU babies at Northeast Ohio hospitals (photos)

Babies adorned in ugly Christmas sweaters are showing their holiday spirit at several Northeast Ohio hospitals.

  One Christmas wish: Mayfield Heights man keeps the faith as search for kidney donor continues

The 47-year-old man was diagnosed with kidney failure back in April 2014, and has been going to dialysis three times a week, for almost six years .

Ohio regulators issue recall for 2 medical marijuana strains due to improper testing

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program issued a mandatory recall for two products.

Lawmakers propose allowing private cameras in Ohio nursing homes to reduce elder abuse

Two Democratic legislators proposed a bill that would allow families to place video recording devices in nursing home rooms to help eliminate elder abuse.

Cleveland Clinic announces fully paid parental leave for employees beginning in 2020

Cleveland Clinic will begin to offer fully paid time off for eligible parents beginning in 2020.

Puppies at Ohio pet stores linked to infection outbreak impacting humans, CDC warns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said an infectious outbreak in 13 states, including Ohio, is linked to people touching puppies at pet stores.

  Flu cases spike during the holidays, according to Cuyahoga County Board of Health

The good news from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health is that the county is not seeing many cases of the flu at this time, but according to what we have seen over the past five years, there is a good chance that is about to change.

  Wooster baby stricken with meningitis is fighting for his life; parents have a warning for others

Little Prestley is just 7-months-old.Around Thanksgiving, his parents say they watched him seize for nearly an hour before doctors and nurses put him in a medically induced coma.

Case of mumps identified in northern Ohio high school student, health officials say

The Erie County Health Department identified a contagious case of the viral disease mumps in a high school student.

Lettuce grown hydroponically in Northeast Ohio is essentially ‘E. coli proof’ so go back to eating salads

Great Lakes Growers, a hydroponic greenhouse in Burton, Ohio, is growing lettuce that is virtually "E. Coli proof." Demand for their products is skyrocketing amid so many E. Coli contamination cases and recalls.

Cleveland Clinic provided over $1 billion to benefit communities in 2018

The Cleveland Clinic provided more money to community improvement efforts in 2018 than the hospital system ever has since its founding in 1921.

Lake County health officials investigating possible case of severe pulmonary illness linked to vaping

The Lake County General Health District is investigating a possible case of severe pulmonday illness linked to vaping.

Ohio hospital continues tradition by dressings newborns in Buckeyes gear before Michigan rivalry game

Sticking with tradition, newborn babies at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are being adorned with Buckeyes-themed gear ahead of the rivalry game against the University of Michigan.

  Giving up smoking even after a heart attack or stroke can add years to your life

Many long time smokers believe that, since they have been smoking for years, that there is not an actual health benefit to quitting, but a study recently published in the American Heart Journal tells a different story.

Free dental clinic to be held Friday, Saturday at Cleveland’s Huntington Convention Center

A nonprofit organization in Cleveland is offering free dental services to those in need, no questions asked.

Thanksgiving table staples that could be toxic to your pets

Traditional Thanksgiving food may be tasty for you, but not all dishes are suitable for your four-legged friends that may be joining you under the table.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

Pollutants trigger ‘unhealthy’ air quality alert for much of Northeast Ohio

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency issued an “orange" unhealthy for sensitive groups air quality alert for part of Wednesday.

No-Shave November: Why you’ll see hairier anchors on 19 News this month

19 News anchors are participating in No-Shave November.

Measure introduced in Ohio would ban abortion outright

A group of conservative lawmakers in Ohio has introduced a bill to outlaw abortion outright

Suicide deaths increased by 45% in Ohio between 2007-2018, ODH reports

The Ohio Department of Health released startling new information regarding the state’s suicide rate.

Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love receives NBA Cares award for raising awareness about mental health

Kevin Love is an NBA champion, an All-Star, and he is now being recognized for his contributions off the court.

  Regular or diet pop can lead to circulatory and digestive issues that can be fatal, study says

Dietitians suggest that you go cold turkey to eliminate pop, a gradual reduction in your daily intake is the best way to try and eliminate soft drinks.

  Lung cancer survivor’s story shows how Ohio can improve treatment

Ohio has not been doing very well at helping patients with lung cancer.

Cleveland Clinic gifted $261 million; largest monetary donation in hospital system’s history

Cleveland Clinic announced on Wednesday that the hospital system received is largest financial gift in the system’s 100-year history.

  Mentor-on-the-Lake mother alerting parents after son suffers severe allergic reaction to flu shot

This time of year the signs are everywhere, telling you to get a flu shot.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is real, and it’s dragging Northeast Ohioans down

We have turned back the clocks and with that comes the late afternoon darkness that can wreak havoc with our moods, and ultimately, our relationships with family, friends and co-workers.

Vaping, e-cigarettes aren’t a ‘gateway’ to teen smoking, study says

The study found teens who experiment with vaping are more likely to try cigarettes but vaping first does not increase their odds of becoming smokers.

  Is incidental contact with fentanyl as dangerous as it seems?

When doctors and first responders come in contact with people who have overdosed on fentanyl, a Cleveland Clinic ER doctor says they are safer than you may think.

  $1.3 million is headed to 30 law enforcement agencies across Ohio to fight the opioid epidemic

First responders on the frontline of the opioid epidemic now have more resources to get people the help they need. $1.3 million is headed to 30 law enforcement agencies across Ohio to fight opioids.

  ‘Wings for All’ helps people with autism get used to flying on planes

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport hosted a special flight that didn’t go anywhere, but was an important journey for its passengers.

  Breast cancer patients using their breath to save their hearts

The Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center is treating patients with left-sided breast cancer with a heart sparing radiation program, that protects their heart from long term side effects.

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

The new study says humid and windy days are worse for pain.

  Breast cancer patients protecting their hearts from long term damage

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center are protecting breast cancer patients hearts from long term damage by harnessing the power of their own breath during radiation treatment.

Vaping cartridges will be accepted on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

With concerns rising about how safe and healthy electronic cigarettes are, the Drug Enforcement Administration says vaping cartridges will be accepted during the annual drug take back day.

  Northeast Ohio ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants weigh in on show’s future amid Alex Trebek’s battle with cancer

Former Jeopardy! contestants speak about Alex Trebek's health and the future of the beloved game show.

Price Hill girl dies of rare brain disease

Kamari Watts first had a seizure in July but it turned out to be much more.

  Woman overcomes breast cancer and fulfills her dream of motherhood

"Finding out that chemotherapy could affect my fertility was probably the scariest part for me,” Rinella said.

  ‘I didn’t want cancer to completely stop the plans for my life,' says breast cancer survivor dreaming of motherhood

Tonight at 11: How a then-experimental drug kept her dream alive.

  Reminder: Age to buy tobacco and vaping products in Ohio jumps to 21 beginning Thursday

Gov. Mike DeWine hopes that by increasing the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Ohio will cut down the amount of young smokers.

  Patients with chronic pain protest lack of access to painkillers

The “Don’t Punish Pain Rally” saw several patients who suffer from severe pain spread awareness for people left behind during the opioid crisis.

  Cleveland ranks as fifth most challenging city for people with asthma

Cleveland is one of the most challenging cities for people in the country, according to a report from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

Former NFL running back DeAngelo Williams paid for more than 500 mammograms in honor of late mother

In honor of his later mother, former NFL professional DeAngelo Williams helped pay for more than 500 mammograms over the past five years.

New device helps prevent infant hot car deaths

The eClip, created by Elepho, Inc. pairs with your smartphone and sends you an alert if you leave the car with your child still in the backseat.

  Post-breast cancer breakthrough: repairing patients’ nerve damage

Nerve transplant surgery is giving patients sensation in their reconstructed breasts.