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

  Patients with chronic pain protest lack of access to painkillers

  Cleveland ranks as fifth most challenging city for people with asthma

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

New device helps prevent infant hot car deaths

  Post-breast cancer breakthrough: repairing patients’ nerve damage

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Cleveland Clinic pioneering life-changing breast cancer reconstruction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Cleveland Clinic doctors performed their first surgery on a baby still in her mother’s womb to repair a spina bifida birth defect.

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

The problems associated with balloon waste have led to five states to ban or limit balloon releases.

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

It was the first successful surgery of its kind in northern Ohio and both mother and daughter are doing well.

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.