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U.S. overdose deaths doubled from 1999; Ohio in Top 5

The rate of fatal overdose deaths in the United States has more than doubled since 1999, rising from 6.1 deaths per 100,000 people to 16.3 deaths per 100,000 in 2015, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. RELATED: Employers track medication use to combat abuse That was faster than the rate of suicides and car accidents in 2015, underscoring the...
Exercise of the Month: Standing One Arm Row

Exercise of the Month: Standing One Arm Row

The Standing One Arm Row helps to strengthen muscles in the back, shoulders and arms. A strong back helps to keep the spinal column in proper alignment, improving posture and aiding in completion of everyday tasks with reduced injury risk. Primary Muscles Worked: Latissimus Dorsi (Lats), Rhomboids Secondary Muscles Worked: Trapezius, Erector Spinae, Rotator Cuff, Posterior Deltoids, Biceps, Obliques...
Vasectomy didn’t stop Georgia couple from having a baby anyway

Vasectomy didn’t stop Georgia couple from having a baby anyway

You might remember the story of a Georgia woman, who was quite surprised to learn she was pregnant because her husband had had a vasectomy. Well that couple has now welcomed their fourth child.  Back in August, Tim Brummel posted a video on YouTube about the couple’s unlikely pregnancy. The video starts with Tim explaining how he surprised his wife, Rachel King Brummel. He said for a few...
George W. Bush's daughter, Barbara, to headline Planned Parenthood fundraiser

George W. Bush's daughter, Barbara, to headline Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Barbara Pierce Bush, the daughter of former President George W. Bush, will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising luncheon Wednesday for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas in Fort Worth. While her father has been an opponent of abortion, Barbara Pierce Bush has supported Planned Parenthood on a number of occasions. She also is the founder of Global Health Corps, which, according...
Coupon deals of the week

Coupon deals of the week

Coupon availability and coupon values may vary within different regions or neighborhoods. Always Discreet This week at Rite-Aid, Always Discreet liners and pads are on sale for $5. Use the $3 off one Always Discreet liners or pads coupon found in most of today’s Procter & Gamble inserts. With this savings, you pay just $2 for this item. Arm & Hammer Spinbrush This week at CVS, Arm & Hammer Spinbrush...
Passion for celebrity pregnancy is inconceivable

Passion for celebrity pregnancy is inconceivable

For journalists who worry about declining circulation and the future of their profession, I have two reassuring words. Baby bumps. We are, if some portions of the news media are to be believed, a nation preoccupied with celebrity pregnancy. A country yearning to see photos of other people’s pending progeny. You can’t pick up a celebrity magazine or tune in to a gossipy television show...

Understanding depression in youth

Depression has increased from 8.7 percent to 11.3 percent among youth 12 to 20 years of age in the past 10 years according to research published in the November Journal of Pediatrics. Based on the self-report of more than 175,000 adolescents, more young people are experiencing symptoms reflective of a major depressive episode. This increase was more notable among girls than boys, and more so with...
Florida doctor turns to Facebook to search for a kidney donor

Florida doctor turns to Facebook to search for a kidney donor

Dr. Stuart Himmelstein has spent the past four years anxiously waiting for a much-needed kidney, but like nearly 120,000 Americans on a transplant list, he's waiting on a miracle. So Himmelstein, a Delray Beach, Florida, internist diagnosed with kidney disease, is trying another approach for a transplant: Facebook. Himmelstein, a Lake Worth, Florida, resident and the former president...
Dog chained up for 15 years gets new forever home

Dog chained up for 15 years gets new forever home

A dog named Bear spent most of his 15 years of life chained in a yard, until a non-profit animal rescue organization stepped in. USA Today reported Friday that a lab mix named Bear was rescued by Guardians of Rescue, which was able to convince the dog's owners to surrender him. "We received a call about a dog in need of a dog house," Robert Misseri, the founder and president of GOR...
Apple investigating claim of iPhone 7 Plus exploding

Apple investigating claim of iPhone 7 Plus exploding

A person is claiming her iPhone 7 Plus exploded recently. Brianna Olivas, 18, of Tuscon, Arizona, posted a video and photos on Twitter of her phone’s deformed casing. The video shows Olivas’ rose gold iPhone 7 Plus with a swollen batter and smoke coming out of a crack in the side where screen has come away from the casing of the device. • Carrabba’s, Outback, Flemings owner...
'Father of the selfie' has taken daily photo of himself for 30 years

'Father of the selfie' has taken daily photo of himself for 30 years

Baden said the project touches on the notions of mortality, obsession, incremental change and perfection, according to The Associated Press. "As much as I try to make every picture the same, I fail every day," Baden said. "There's always something that's a little different, aside from the aging process." The photo project is now approaching 11,000 photos and has been...
J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores, chain has 7 stores in region

J.C. Penney to close up to 140 stores, chain has 7 stores in region

J.C. Penney announced on Friday it will be closing between 130-140 stores in the coming months. The retail chain has a presence in the Dayton region with seven stores, including one at the Dayton Mall in Miami Twp., one at Fairfield Commons in Dayton and one at the Miami Valley Mall in Piqua, according to J.C. Penny’s website. The store has not announced which stores will close. » RELATED...
Pope denounces hypocritical Christians who 'live a double life'

Pope denounces hypocritical Christians who 'live a double life'

Pope Francis called out Christians in a sermon Thursday, suggesting it would be better to be an atheist than to lead a double life, exploit people or manage a greedy business. "So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others," Francis said during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, CNN reported, quoting Vatican Radio. "How many times have we heard — all of us...
7 things to watch for when buying a home

7 things to watch for when buying a home

It’s easy to fall in love during a showing. You’re on the hunt for a home, the place is perfectly staged, and defects may be hidden. If you’re a first-time homebuyer, troublesome issues are even easier to overlook. Check out these expert tips on what to watch for. 1. THE NEIGHBORS Even in your target neighborhood, be sure you look left, right and across the street. Ask yourself,...

Are you sitting on a gold mine or a bunch of stuff?

While walking through the grocery store years ago, I came upon a Wheaties box that featured the 1990 Cincinnati Reds World Championship. I am not a big sports fan, but I knew how popular ‘The Big Red Machine’ was, so I bought it. When I returned home, I carefully wrapped the cereal box in brown butcher paper and put it in the cabinet above our refrigerator for safekeeping. Nothing could...
Plant Development and Growing Degree Days

Plant Development and Growing Degree Days

If you are a regular reader of my column, you have perhaps heard me talk about growing degree days or GDD in the past. GDD is used to measure growth and development of plants and insects during the growing season. There is a direct correlation between plant development (plant phenology) and insect emergence. This has been researched for many years and is consistent each season. GDD can be calculated...
Flu-related illness claims the life of a fifth child in Ohio

Flu-related illness claims the life of a fifth child in Ohio

A fifth child has died in Ohio from flu-related illness, the Ohio Department of Health confirmed Thursday. A 9-year-old Marion county boy was the latest pediatric death reported during the current flu season, which began last September and generally peaks at this time of year. All the child deaths, which are the only flu-related deaths reported to the health department, occurred this month. None have...
Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Springfield: chicken with some spice

Krispy Krunchy Chicken, Springfield: chicken with some spice

Restaurant: Krispy Krunchy Chicken Location: 1929 E. Main St., Springfield Website: www.krispykrunchy.com Telephone: 937-504-7419 RELATED » Pappy’s Urbana evolves Background/overview Krispy Krunchy Chicken was the concept of Neal Onebane in the late 1980s. He began by selling fresh, never frozen Tyson chicken fried at his quick-service restaurants that were stationed inside...
No additional UD students being tested for mumps following 3 cases

No additional UD students being tested for mumps following 3 cases

No additional students are being tested for mumps at the University of Dayton despite health officials confirming Thursday three cases of the virus. The three students found to have mumps were isolated for five days and have since recovered and returned to their usual activities, officials said. The university will update a mumps web page every morning if more cases emerge, said spokesman Shawn...
Baby panda clings to worker’s leg, won’t be stopped in funny video

Baby panda clings to worker’s leg, won’t be stopped in funny video

A baby panda at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in Sichuan, China, took a shine to one of the workers this week. The base, which opened in 1987, is a nonprofit research and breeding facility for the endangered giant panda There are an estimated 1,600 giant pandas left in the wild and some 300 in zoos and breeding programs worldwide, according to the Smithsonian National Zoological...
13-ounce baby goes home after 4 months in NICU

13-ounce baby goes home after 4 months in NICU

The smallest patient to survive at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago was given the all clear to leave the neonatal intensive care unit on Wednesday after four months in the NICU. Baby Eirianna weighed just 13 ounces when she was born premature on Oct. 4, 2016. She was expected to arrive in January. She was admitted to Mount Sinai's NICU after her birth, where she received around-the-clock...
Activists say tigers in viral drone video live on farm accused of animal rights abuses

Activists say tigers in viral drone video live on farm accused of animal rights abuses

EDITOR'S NOTE: Reports that the tiger habitat seen in the video is actually a farm with a long history of animal rights abuses have surfaced since the video went viral. A 2014 investigative report by McClatchy outlines the allegations of abuse. 
Single mother's tax return Facebook post goes viral

Single mother's tax return Facebook post goes viral

A Facebook post a single mother wrote about her tax return has gained a lot of attention online. The woman, Christina Knaack, posted a photo of receipt and wrote, “I got back $5,600 on my taxes. Instead of buying my kids the latest Jordans or fancy electronics, I paid my rent for the year.” Knaack posted the photo Wednesday. As of Thursday afternoon, the post had received more...
Sip your way through Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail on Feb. 25

Sip your way through Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail on Feb. 25

Hit the 2017 Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail this weekend for one night of whiskey and bourbon sampling among master distillers and whiskey aficionados. The event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Oscar Event Center in Fairfield. PHOTO GALLERY: 40 years of Jungle Jim’s Included in the ticket price is a Jungle Jim’s Whiskey Trail glass, designed specifically for...
Instagram's new feature allows multi-photo uploads at once

Instagram's new feature allows multi-photo uploads at once

Instagram users will no longer have to face the tough decision of finding the one perfect photo to upload to the social media platform. >> Read more trending stories   The popular photo sharing app just added galleries to its features, allowing users to share as many as 10 photos or videos in a swipe-able gallery. When you add multiple photos & videos to a post, it's easy to decide...
Former couple captures breakup in photo shoot

Former couple captures breakup in photo shoot

Though many Facebook timelines and Twitter feeds are filled with announcements of engagements, weddings, pregnancies and the like, one former couple decided to shake things up, showing either a flair for the dramatic or a good sense of humor.  Harrison Bach and his ex-girlfriend, identified only as Jackie, broke up in 2015 after the high school sweethearts dated for more than three years. The...
Flu-related illness kills fifth Ohio child

Flu-related illness kills fifth Ohio child

A fifth child has died in Ohio from flu-related illness, the Ohio Department of Health confirmed Thursday. A 9-year-old Marion county boy was the latest pediatric death reported during the current flu season, which began last September and generally peaks at this time of year. All the child deaths, which are the only flu-related deaths reported to the health department, occurred this month. None have...
9 healthy-sounding foods that have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut

9 healthy-sounding foods that have more sugar than a Krispy Kreme doughnut

American Heart Association experts recommend men shouldn’t eat more than 36 grams of added sugar a day and women should limit their sugar consumption to 25 grams. So a single Krispy Kreme doughnut, which has 10 grams of sugar, takes up a good bulk of your recommended daily intake. But healthy-sounding snack replacements like yogurt and raisins actually rack up more sugar than you might...
WATCH: April the giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York

WATCH: April the giraffe to give birth at Animal Adventure Park in New York

UPDATE, Feb. 25: Officials at the Animal Adventure Park in New York are still eagerly awaiting the birth of April the Giraffe's calf.
Pineapple pizzagate forces Iceland president to back off ban

Pineapple pizzagate forces Iceland president to back off ban

Hawaiian pizza is not for everyone. It’s a decadent, tasty treat to some, but for others ham and pineapple are the worst topping choices ever created. Iceland’s president waded into the fray last week when a student asked him a question about pineapple on pizza. (Ham wasn’t mentioned, by the way.)  Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said he found the combination “completely...
Bills would streamline prescription process for Ohio patients

Bills would streamline prescription process for Ohio patients

Ohio lawmakers are seeking greater transparency and a streamlined process for patients whose medications require step therapy — a process imposed by insurers that requires patients to try multiple approved drugs before they can access one prescribed by their doctor. The step therapy process is intended to save insurers and patients money by steering patients to lower-cost prescription drugs...
Comedian/juggler has a story to tell

Comedian/juggler has a story to tell

For a man who made his living as a comedian and juggler, Scott Burton didn’t find much to laugh about when he hit age 30. It wasn’t that milestone that curbed his humor, it was a cancer diagnosis. He could have understandably become depressed, sad or angry, but he dealt with the challenge with what he knew best – humor. Cancer-free for 20 years now, Burton shares his story to show...
BREAKING: Zika vaccine being tested in U.S.

BREAKING: Zika vaccine being tested in U.S.

The National Institutes of Health has begun studying a vaccine that would provide broad protection against diseases transmitted by mosquitoes — including Zika, malaria, West Nile and dengue fever — by triggering an immune response to mosquito saliva. The study is being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Maryland and is an early state clinical trial. But if the vaccine proves successful...
Video shows moment Harrison Ford flew over plane before landing on taxiway

Video shows moment Harrison Ford flew over plane before landing on taxiway

The incident occurred about noon Feb. 13 at John Wayne Airport near Orange County. Ford, 74, was supposed to land his Aviat Husky on the runway, but landed on the taxiway instead, E! News reported. He flew over an American Airlines Boeing 737 with 110 passengers and a six-person crew on board. The Dallas-bound aircraft was still able to take off minutes after the incident. According to People...
Police department helps girl solve math problem during homework emergency

Police department helps girl solve math problem during homework emergency

A girl got the homework help she needed when facing a math emergency thanks to her local police department. A series of photos shared by the Marion, Ohio, Police Department Facebook page shows a message a fifth-grade student sent the department, asking for help solving a math problem. The girl’s mother, Molly Draper, originally shared the images online. Here’s...
Classic Barbie gets a 21st century makeover into Hologram Barbie

Classic Barbie gets a 21st century makeover into Hologram Barbie

Mattel has unveiled its newest version of the classic Barbie doll, only it’s not really a doll. It’s a holographic image of a Barbie in a box. The toymaker showed off the new virtual doll, Hello Barbie Hologram, at the annual Toy Fair in New York over the weekend. The new 21st century virtual Barbie is like a Siri or Alexa, only for kids. The Barbie hologram exists inside a plastic container...
Police call dog that ate heroin stash 'one tough pup'

Police call dog that ate heroin stash 'one tough pup'

Police in Texas rescued a puppy left in a truck Saturday, after the dog consumed an unknown amount of heroin.
Baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo saved by Children’s Hospital team

Baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo saved by Children’s Hospital team

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s baby hippo had a close call, but is recovering from a bout of dehydration. The 4-week-old hippo, Fiona, was born 6-weeks premature and has needed around-the-clock care, but her condition took a serious turn on Friday. The zoo needed help when the hippo became dehydrated and in need of IV fluids.  Her veins are so small that the zoo’s staff...
White Castle introduces new seafood slider

White Castle introduces new seafood slider

White Castle is about to get a little fishy. The fast-casual restaurant chain is now offering a new menu item: the Seafood Crab Cake Slider. The crab cakes are topped with a zesty creole sauce, and served on a slide bun. » RELATED: 5 recalls you should be concerned about in February “Many of our Cravers seek a dining experience with quality, affordable and convenient seafood menu items...
Walmart cashier helps struggling family pay for groceries

Walmart cashier helps struggling family pay for groceries

A South Carolina Walmart cashier's heartwarming act of kindness for a struggling family of five has gone viral.
What are platelet-rich plasma injections? Why is Tiger Woods a fan?

What are platelet-rich plasma injections? Why is Tiger Woods a fan?

The only thing worse than sustaining an injury to the body is not being able to find a therapy that will help it get better. Jeffrey James, a DO with Premier Orthopedics, believes there’s hope to that problem through a therapy called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, a newer technique designed to promote healing by using the body’s own reparative processes. Platelets are the body&rsquo...
Pet lizard waves at owner, startling moment caught on camera

Pet lizard waves at owner, startling moment caught on camera

A bearded dragon in a terrarium performs an unusual stunt: When its owner waves, the lizard waves back. The unusual waving was caught on video and has now gone viral. But the pet lizard isn’t really waving at its owner, or maybe it is. The reptiles, native to Australia, tend to wave their arms more when they’re young, but the gesture could have several meanings. It might be a sign of &ldquo...
Amazon lowers minimum amount for free shipping back to $35

Amazon lowers minimum amount for free shipping back to $35

Amazon has decreased the minimum amount for users to qualify for free shipping. The Verge reported that a year after the company raised the minimum amount to $49, it has now moved the point back to $35. The offer does not apply to Amazon Prime account holders, who have free two-day shipping for any order under Amazon's Prime membership program, but instead is a benefit for Amazon users who do not...
10 tips to help you unplug from social media

10 tips to help you unplug from social media

Instead of rolling over and reaching for your phone, take some time for yourself. Spend some time meditating, get in some stretching or a full workout before answering a single email. Starting the day with a healthy breakfast or a nutrient-packed smoothie is good for you, so why not also nourish your mind? Instead of constantly reaching for the next best smartphone on the market, go get an older model...
College student 'grades' apology letter from ex-girlfriend

College student 'grades' apology letter from ex-girlfriend

A woman who wrote an apology letter to her ex-boyfriend should have proofread it before sending it to him. >> Read more trending stories   Nick Lutz, the recipient of the letter, edited the letter with a red pen in the same way an English teacher would grade an essay.  Citing problems including the length of the introduction, repetition, spelling errors and the quality of her handwriting...
Must see: Impatient dog honks car horn to hurry owner out of Subway

Must see: Impatient dog honks car horn to hurry owner out of Subway

An impatient dog was just doggone tired of waiting for its owner in a car outside a Grove City, Ohio Subway restaurant, so it did what anybody else would do: It laid on the horn. Tim and Yvonne Blankenship were pulling into the restaurant for lunch when they happened to catch the dog, named Diamond, on camera honking the horn incessantly, trying to hurry its owner out of the shop.  It worked...
Ivanka Trump's brand holds strong on Amazon as perfumes snag bestseller spots

Ivanka Trump's brand holds strong on Amazon as perfumes snag bestseller spots

Several retailers recently announced that they would stop or limit sales of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise, with some claiming sales, not politics, as the reason behind the decisions. But her brand might not be in serious jeopardy after all, as her perfume maintains spots on Amazon's bestsellers list. Her sales were so high that her fragrances took up three spots on the bestseller list this week...
12 ways to make healthy hearts a family affair

12 ways to make healthy hearts a family affair

On the list of the greatest gifts you could give your kids, a healthy heart would be near the top. After all, heart disease is the nation’s No. 1 killer. RELATED » Treatments help a heart stay strong “Even though kids rarely get heart disease, the process leading to adult heart disease—the gradual buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances in arteries—can actually...
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