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Danielle Begley and her father Randy, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at age 57, are pictured at the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. SUBMITTED

Alzheimer’s Association to host Walk in Springfield

The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its annual Walk to End Alzheimers on Saturday, Sept. 17. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Benham-Pence Student Center, located on Wittenberg University’s campus. The walk will start at 10:15 a.m. with a pre-walk ceremony slated to start at 10 a.m. If you are ...

A runner jogs past a collapsed section of the bike path along Buck Creek in Springfield Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. The city has recieved a grant to fix the path. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield receives $249K for bike path repair

The city of Springfield will receive a more than $249,000 grant to make a local bike path safer.City officials applied for the grant because a portion of the Buck Creek Scenic Trail has been severely damaged due to the speed of the current from the nearby creek, according to Deputy ...

Is sugar a dangerous drug? One man thinks so.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Monday claims the sugar industry distorted scientific research into the effects of the sweetener on humans, going so far as to pay for a "review" that blurred sugar's role as one of the factors that can cause heart ...

Fighting cancer is the biggest priority for people when they have been diagnosed with the disease.

Improve quality of life during cancer treatment

Brought to you by:   Fighting cancer is the biggest priority for people when they have been diagnosed with the disease. After the initial shock of diagnosis has worn off, patients can then take their first steps towards recovery. Powerful chemotherapy drugs and radiation treatments can kill cancer cells and ...

Routine exercise is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise can help people maintain healthy weights, reduce stress and lower their risk for various diseases.

Exercising after breast cancer helps reduce stress

Brought to you by:   Routine exercise is an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. Exercise can help people maintain healthy weights, reduce stress and lower their risk for various diseases. After surviving breast cancer, many survivors wonder if it’s safe to return to the exercise regimens they followed prior ...

Teams of various ages and communities take the field at the Dayton World Soccer Games.

Head injuries spike for youth soccer players

The rate of head injuries for youth soccer players increased 1,600 percent from 1990 through 2014, according to a new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.>> RELATED: Concussion issues linger as more diagnosed>> RELATED: Violent hit to Bengals player ...

Hillary Clinton has pneumonia: How dangerous is pneumonia? How do you get it?

Hillary Clinton became ill Sunday at the ceremony remembering the victims of the terror attacks on 9/11, leaving the event early, then seeming to stumble and slump as she was attempting to get into a van. A while later, Clinton, 68, came out from her daughter Chelsea’s near-by Manhattan apartment, ...

Shirley Wise works in the NICU at Springfield Regional Medical Center Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield partnership shows promise for heroin-addicted moms, babies

In 2015, the number of babies who went through methadone-aided withdrawal in the Birthing Center at Springfield Regional Medical Center doubled to 14.Through the end of August this year, that number stood at six — five of whom were in treatment to lower their dependency when they gave birth.The changes ...

A box of Vivitrol. Bill Lackey/Staff

Springfield therapist: Moms who get clean ‘superheroes’

When she felt solid in her own recovery, Kathy Maddy decided to dedicate her future to helping others to reclaim their lives as she had reclaimed hers.But, deep in her being, the McKinley Hall therapist knew there was one group of addicts she could never work with: Women who used ...

Patients gain power via information portals

Electronic health care portals such as Premier Health’s MyChart have given patients access to their medical charts that historically were only viewed by their providers.It’s a shift that has placed greater power in the patient’s hands – enabling them to schedule their own appointments outside of office hours and view ...

Taking a bite out of emotional eating

If you eat only when you are hungry, then you are in the minority. Most of us eat for many other reasons like when we are sad, bored, lonely, angry, or stressed. This is emotional eating, and it can lead to some unhealthy eating habits and even obesity.“Many people think ...

Baby Safety Month: time to plan

The first year with a new baby is an exciting, joyful time. However, it’s also a time when new parents have to think about safety. September is Baby Safety Month, a good time to plan ahead to make safe spaces for babies at home, at play and on the way.Focus ...

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Watch bacteria become drug resistant in a flash

Just in case you need a startling reminder of how quickly bacteria become superbacteria, scientists working at Harvard University and an Israeli university built a giant petri dish that makes it easy to see the problem. >> Read more trending stories The 8-square-foot dish is coated with different levels of ...

Ernie Blevins pulls an ear of corn out of a giant box full of ears Friday as he helps shuck it for boiling at the South Vienna Corn Festival. The International Order of Odd Fellows said the usually go through about 500 dozen ears of corn for the Festival. Bill Lackey/Staff

Top 5 events for this weekend in Clark County

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United Way to kick off Community Challenge event in Springfield

The first inaugural Community Challenge from the United Way of Clark, Champaign and Madison Counties will be held Saturday, Sept. 10, at Snyder Park. There will be new corporate and individual events and a 5K in partnership with Rocking Horse Center’s Hoof it for the Horse.>>READ MORE: United Way raises ...

Springfield Pediatric Dentistry will offer free food, games and giveaways at the event. Door prizes from local vendors will also be available.

Springfield dentist’s office to host family fun night

It’s like the opposite of going to the dentist.A local dentist’s office plans to host a family fun night tonight from 4 to 8 p.m. at Union Club Picnic Grounds, 3568 St. Paris Pike in Springfield, to promote good dental hygiene.Springfield Pediatric Dentistry will offer free food, games and giveaways ...

Runners from various Springfield running groups. Photo by Charles Caperton

Rocking Horse’s Hoof It 5K comes to Springfield

Hoof it for the Horse, the family friendly and fun 5K walk and run to support Rocking Horse Community Health Center patient families will be held Saturday at Snyder Park.Helping to kick off the United Way Community Challenge, Hoof it for the Horse is open to the whole family.Check-in opens ...

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Hepatitis A outbreak caused by frozen strawberries sickens 89 people in 7 states

Nearly 90 people have fallen ill as part of a hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Of the 89 people reported sick in seven states, 39 of them had to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. >> Read more ...

World’s first face transplant recipient dead at 49

A French woman, who was the world’s first recipient of a face transplant, died in April “after a long illness,” hospital officials said Tuesday. Isabelle Dinoire, 49, lost her nose and mouth after a dog bite. She made medical history on Nov. 27, 2005, when she was given a partial ...

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Bruce Springsteen performs onstage at Madison Square Garden on March 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Bruce Springsteen opens up about depression, throat surgery in new book

With the upcoming release of his autobiography, “Born to Run,” Bruce Springsteen is spending more time digging into his past, specifically his fight with depression and his health. >> Read more trending stories   In an interview with Vanity Fair, Springsteen opened up about his history with depression, saying that ...

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