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Bishop Eddie Long posts video explaining his lean new look

Bishop Eddie Long posted a video on Facebook discussing his new lean look after his more slender physique apparently caused some of his congregants to worry about his health. "People are asking, 'Bishop, what happened to all of you?'" he says in the video. "Well, part of me has melted away." >> Read ...

Ohio health officials brace for possible Zika outbreak

Ohio Health Department officials touring the state said they have taken steps to make sure they have resources in place to attack a local outbreak like the one making headlines in South Florida. The first cases of Zika contracted from the bite of an infected mosquito domestically were reported earlier ...

Study says we are still putting babies in unsafe bedding, sleep positions

An American Academy of Pediatrics report released Monday is warning parents that they are placing infants in unsafe sleeping positions if they put them on their sides or stomachs on soft surfaces or with loose bedding.  The study, in which researchers used videos of babies being put down to sleep, showed ...

Springfield sleep expert: 6 ways to improve your sleep

A good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your overall short-term and long-term health and the health of your child or adolescent. Although most of us enjoy sleeping — or at least not being tired — we don’t always set ourselves up to sleep ...

Seven of the 11 high schools in Clark County start before 8 a.m., including Tecumseh and Springfield, which start at 7:15 a.m. and 7:22 a.m., respectively. Northeastern and Kenton Ridge have the latest start time at 8:25 a.m.

Later Clark County school starts could improve test scores, attendance

Research shows daily high school start times should be pushed back to allow high school students to get more sleep, but Clark County school leaders say many complicating factors are involved in setting those times. In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended start times at high schools be pushed ...

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Man traveling 300 miles by wheelchair to raise awareness for accessible trails

A disabled man is rolling his way through Washington in a power wheelchair to bring awareness to the need for more accessible trails and bike paths. Ian Mackay embarked on the first part of his 10-day journey Saturday. He plans to travel more than 300 miles. The route will span the entire ...

Develop intelligent eating techniques (DIET)

In an effort to lose weight or eat healthier, many people try diet after diet — often without success.“If you’re trying to lose weight, I recommend you DIET: develop intelligent eating techniques,” advises Marta Wright, a registered dietician with Kettering Weight Loss Solutions in Kettering. “If we only change our ...

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Nearly 103-year-old woman's advice for longevity: 'Have a beer'

A South Carolina woman who turns 103 later this month has revealed her secrets to living a long life. Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports >> Click here to watch the news report from WCSC "Have a beer, doctor's orders," Mildred Bowers of Mount Pleasant told WCSC last week during her ...

Erin Trempe from the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program purchases produce from the Farmer’s Market for a recipe to be used in class. Contributed photo

Grant teaches healthy eating to low-income adults in Springfield

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program has received a $2,750 grant from the Springfield Foundation to educate low-income adults about nutrition and physical health.The education program is part of the Ohio State University Extension service.Free eight-week classes for adults will be offered throughout Clark and Montgomery counties at sites ...

Two children have been infected with a variant of the swine flu virus after attending the Clark County Fair. Bill Lackey/Staff

5 things to know about swine flu at the Clark County Fair

Two children have been infected with H3N2v, a variant of the swine flu virus, after attending the Clark County Fair. >>RELATED: Two children infected with swine flu after Clark County Fair Here are five facts you should know about the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

Two children infected with swine flu after Clark County Fair

Two children were infected with a variant of the swine flu virus after attending the Clark County Fair last month, the first cases of that strain reported in the U.S. this year.The children were frequent fair visitors who had direct contact with pigs there, Clark County Health Commissioner Charles Patterson ...

Dole salads processed in Springfield have been linked to a listeria outbreak. Katie Wedell/Staff

Dole denies claims in lawsuit linked to Springfield listeria outbreak

Attorneys for Dole denied responsibility in a wrongful death lawsuit linked to a listeria outbreak that has since been tied to its Springfield plant.The most recent case was filed when Ellen H. DiStefano, 79, of Franklin County, became ill on Jan. 17 after eating a salad she bought in Belmont ...

Pools linked to outbreak of diarrheal disease

A dip in the pool is one way to beat the heat this hot, humid summer, but it also can spread illness. Mother Amy Howard and her 2-year-old son have spent much time this summer at a public pool. “We come here every day. We like to get out of ...

What we know and don’t know about Zika, its history and its effects

The Zika virus is one of millions in the world. However, after the recent and growing outbreak of the mosquito-borne infection, scientists have renewed efforts to understand and fight the disease that has now been linked to birth defects in children of infected mothers. Because of the potential for those ...

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What is genetic sexual attraction?

In the wake of incest charges filed against a 36-year-old woman and her 19-year-old son, Monica Mares and Caleb Peterson are hoping to raise awareness about genetic sexual attraction. The two have been romantically involved for months, and face up to 18 months in jail. Mares has said that she is willing ...

Logan County United Way marks first Community Care Day

More than 100 volunteers from local businesses completed projects across Logan County on Wednesday as part of the first United Way Community Care Day. The volunteers — from more than 20 local businesses, organizations and churches — split into groups to help organizations county-wide with their needs. “It’s a great ...

A new Ohio law requires all incoming seventh-graders have one dose of the meningococcal vaccine, and all incoming seniors must have a second dose. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

5 things to know: Vaccination rates falling at some local schools

As kids head back to school, health officials are reminding parents to get students caught up on required vaccinations. For the second straight year, the I-Team requested immunization data on every school in the state from the Ohio Department of Health to find out how many students are fully vaccinated. ...

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Champaign County Center to host blood drive

The Champaign County Center will host a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. The center is located at 1512 S. U.S. 68 in Urbana.Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.Everyone who registers to donate will receive the new “Blood Donors ...

This colorized version of PHIL 232 depicts a scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a number of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.

Hospital transfers babies from NICU after deadly bacteria found, reports say

A Maryland hospital closed its neonatal intensive care unit Tuesday and transferred the unit's patients to other hospitals after three babies tested positive for a deadly bacteria that has already claimed two lives, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending stories Officials with Prince George's County Hospital Center told ...

Tristin Ford, a student last year at the Springfield/Clark CTC, gives Sonya Huffman, a client at the Easter Seals Adult Day Service program in Springfield, a high-five for her karaoke singing. The senior adult day care program has relocated. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield program for seniors moves to new location

A Springfield program designed to help seniors live at home longer will be able to serve more people at its new location.The Easter Seals Adult Day Services Program has relocated from a Community Mercy Health Partners’ building, the Mitchell-Thomas Center on McCreight Avenue, to the Developmental Disabilities of Clark County ...

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