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.

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

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

Thanksgiving table staples that could be toxic to your pets

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

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

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

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Measure introduced in Ohio would ban abortion outright

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Breast cancer patients using their breath to save their hearts

Humid, windy days are worse for pain, study says

  Breast cancer patients protecting their hearts from long term damage

Vaping cartridges will be accepted on National Prescription 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.

Cleveland Clinic pioneering life-changing breast cancer reconstruction

Tonight at 11: Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic are pioneering a transformative surgery that will give mastectomy patients sensation again when their breasts are reconstructed after breast cancer.

  More than 30,000 patients can now avoid open heart surgery and recover quicker

Each year more than 30,000 patients will now be able to avoid open heart surgery, thanks to a minimally-invasive procedure being pioneered here in Northeast Ohio.

  Heart patients can avoid surgery, recover in a week not months

Tonight at 11, TAVR, or transcatheter aortic valve replacement will help more than 30,000 patients each year avoid the risks and long recovery associated with open heart surgery.

‘Teal Pumpkin Map’ shows which homes hand out allergen-free Halloween treats

A health project with kids’ food allergies in mind is making sure almost everybody can enjoy Halloween trick-or-treating.

Minimum age to purchase tobacco products in Ohio increases to 21 this month

The age increase approved by Gov. Mike DeWine to purchase tobacco products in Ohio goes into effect later this month.

Ohio Gov. DeWine calls on state lawmakers to ban flavored vaping products

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine addressed the growing health concerns with electronic cigarettes and vaping at a press conference on Tuesday.

Cleveland Clinic to host hiring event for facilities throughout Northeast Ohio

Applicants who recently graduated or those who already have experience can attend.

Bill that would ban flavored vaping products in Ohio introduced by lawmaker

An Ohio legislator proposed a bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products statewide as health concerns over the effects of e-cigarette use grow.

  Patient at Parma health care facility infected with Legionella bacteria

Health officials are working on determining the source of bacteria responsible for a case of Legionella at a Parma rehabilitation center.

Warning: Dangerous mosquito virus in Northeast Ohio can be spread to humans

The Lake County General Health District issued a reminder to residents to protect themselves from the dangerous mosquito virus Eastern Equine encephalitis, or EEE.

  Strongsville rehab center patient diagnosed with Legionnaires’ Disease; staff taking precautions to prevent infection

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the Ohio Department of Health have confirmed that a patient at the Altenheim Therapy Rehab Center in Strongsville has developed a case of Legionnaires’ Disease, and the County will lead the investigation to determine the source of the bacteria.

  1-year-old girl named ‘Queen of Hearts’ during 26th Cleveland Heart Walk

“We are walking to celebrate strides in heart health and stroke.”

  Flu season may be coming early, and it could be severe

The Centers for Disease Control reports that the flu vaccine was delayed this year as the World Health Organization worked on a vaccine for a distinct virus that was rapidly increasing in some countries.

Ohio Department of Health confirms 15 hospitalizations due to vaping related illnesses

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that there are now 10 confirmed vaping-related severe pulmonary illnesses reported in the state.

  Lake County student stocks up emergency supply of lifesaving drug during nationwide shortage

As families wait desperately for refills of a life-saving drug, one local student is making sure his classmates have access to EpiPens in the case of emergencies.

Northeast Ohio student and school district are making sure all kids have access to life-saving drug

Coming up at 5 on 19 News, we introduce you to one student making a difference to keep his school safe.

Governor now confirms 10 vaping-related illnesses in Ohio

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said Wednesday that there are now 10 confirmed vaping-related severe pulmonary illnesses reported in the state.

  Students at Revere Local School District could be suspended if caught vaping by new detectors

The Revere Local School District is taking an extra step to crackdown on students vaping.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. named ambassador for Pedialyte

Odell Beckham Jr.'s latest endorsement can be found in the grocery store baby aisle.

Officials confirm 3 cases of illnesses in Ohio likely due to vaping; 11 other reports under investigation

The Ohio Department of Health has confirmed three reports of severe pulmonary illness and are investigating nearly a dozen more reported illnesses likely due to vaping.

  Summit County Health Department urging you to stop vaping immediately

If you vape, or are thinking about vaping, the Summit County Health Department has a message for you: “Don’t.”

New Illinois law states drivers can get fined for smoking in car with minors

A new law in Illinois says you will get fined if you smoke in a car with child under 18 years old, even if the vehicle is at rest.

  Cleveland doctors create software that helps keep prescribed painkillers to a minimum

A local hospital is being recognized for its efforts to cut back on the number of unnecessary prescriptions.

Health officials name Euclid retailers who illegally sold tobacco products to underage buyers

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health provided a list of retailers that recently sold tobacco products to underage purchasers in Euclid.

6 Ohioans diagnosed with severe pulmonary illnesses linked to vaping

The Ohio Department of Health said state and local public health officials are investigating after six Ohioans were diagnosed with a severe pulmonary illness after using e-cigarettes or vaping.

  Doctors suspect vaping devices linked to mysterious lung illnesses in teens, young adults

Dr. Humberto Choi, pulmonologist at the Cleveland Clinic, says, “They are young patients who otherwise had no medical problems.”

  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.

Ohio committee rejects medical marijuana for anxiety, autism

A State Medical Board of Ohio committee has decided not to recommend adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state's list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana

Cincinnati area girl, 5, diagnosed with rare tick paralysis

Specialists told the family they’ve never seen anything like this before.

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

The North Ridgeville Police Department is hoping a new initiative will help care for residents with special needs.

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

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District issued a public advisory for Edgewater Beach because of a sewage overflow that occurred as a result recent rainfall.

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

A third Safe Haven Baby Box, which allows parents to anonymously forfeit their child, has been installed in the state of Ohio.

Gov. DeWine signs bill legalizing hemp, CBD in Ohio

On Tuesday, Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law that legalizes hemp cultivation and CBD sales in Ohio.

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

The ordinance would eliminate fines and prison time for possession of under 200 grams of marijuana.

Christ Hospital celebrating Shark Week with Baby Shark onesies for newborns

The Christ Hospital and Newport Aquarium are celebrating the first-ever Baby Shark Week by giving newborns onesies.

Cleveland Clinic announces plans to expand main campus

Cleveland Clinic announced plans to build a new Neurological Institute building and expand the Cole Eye Institute.

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

Healthy organs and tissues from one person, experts say, can save or help as many as 50 people. That includes organs like kidneys, livers, intestines, eyes and bones.

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

A Cleveland State University student, whose mother has a genetic disorder, is speaking out to educate others about its impact.

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

Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed Ohio’s two-year budget on Thursday morning, which includes provisions for education and mental health.

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

Bear Hugs to the Rescue aims to raise the spirits of people going through hard times.

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

Measles has officially returned to Ohio.

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

For the first time in North America, medical staff from the Cleveland Clinic delivered a baby from a deceased donor’s uterus.

Unhealthy air quality alert issued for Northeast Ohio

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

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

The Ohio State University issued a warning about two species of non-native weeds that are spreading to portions of Ohio.