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Local health care networks ‘wired’ for improved patient care

Keeping wired in today’s health care environment is crucial, according to officials at local health care systems and hospitals recently recognized by the American Hospital Association. Mercy Health, Kettering Health Network, TriHealth, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Christ Hospital Health Network are the five local entities that made AHA’s ...

Understanding all of the benefits of massage

Massage therapy is well-known for relieving stress and promoting relaxation. It also has been shown to provide a number of health and performance benefits for exercisers, including improving range of motion and muscle flexibility, and shortening recovery time between workouts.Until most people experience massage, they typically don’t realize how tight ...

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Heat stroke prevention for young athletes

Conditioning for fall sports, like football, cross country and even marching band, has started but research shows that heat-related deaths are behind most indirect deaths in high school sports. Parents need to make their athlete take it slow when starting outdoor workouts and be aware of the dangers.Heat exhaustion happens ...

Find fitness inspiration from the Olympics

Looking for ways to add more fun to your fitness routine? Turn your eyes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.That’s the site of the upcoming Summer Olympics Games — and a source of some energizing exercise ideas.As you cheer the elite athletes on to victory, consider giving these Olympic-inspired activities a ...

Breast reconstruction: Cancer patients have range of choices

Breast reconstruction restores hope and physical confidence to women walking through a cancer diagnosis; however, the majority of women remain in the dark about all of their options.According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), nearly 70 percent of women eligible for breast reconstruction are not told about all ...

Reasons to add zucchini and tomatoes to your daily meal plans now

Go into any market, roadside farm stand or your own backyard, and you are likely to see the tell-tale sign it is July in Ohio — tomatoes and zucchini a plenty.The nutritional value of these common garden staples is often overshadowed by their garden companions kale, swiss chard and/or spinach. ...

Beavercreek council to consider temporary medical marijuana ban

Tonight, the city council will vote on legislation that would place a six month ban on medical marijuana in Beavercreek. If city council approves the resolution, permits for cultivators, processors and medical marijuana dispensaries will not be issued or processed for six months. The moratorium is being considered to give ...

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Mom learns dead son's heart was donated to cousin

A Mississippi mom who lost her son last year has learned that his heart was given to a family member in need. WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS >> Click here to watch the news report According to WDAM, 25-year-old Kendrick Murry, an organ donor, died last September in a work ...

Cancer fund event set

The new Treasure Island Park will host the state Be the Match’s The Buckeye Run/Walk to raise money for blood-based cancers Sept. 17.The event was held previously in Columbus for a number of years and drew participants including the Kendall family of Troy. Their daughter Lisa Maxson was diagnosed at ...

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Senator calls for FDA sunscreen investigation

A top Senate lawmaker is demanding an investigation into whether major sunscreen brands actually contain the sun-protection factor (SPF) they claim. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, is calling for the Food and Drug Administration to take investigative action after a Consumer Reports study found that 43 percent of the sunscreens ...

Friends and family have started a “Thumbs Up For Makayla” campaign as a show of support for 6-year-old Makayla Borg, who was diagnosed three days after the end of this past school year with inoperable brain cancer. The hope is now to reduce the size of the tumor through chemotherapy, her parents said.

Fairfield community rallies around 6-year-old girl with cancer

Anamarie Borg thought her 6-year-old daughter, Makayla, had a simple migraine headache when she took her last month to Cincinnati Children’s in Liberty Twp.It wasn’t a simple migraine. It was cancer. And it was inoperable because of where it was on the base of her brain. That was on June ...

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Is there a link between alcohol, cancer? New study claims yes

A new study has found a link between some cancers and alcohol consumption. According to the online journal Addiction, researchers found that alcohol can cause cancer in seven sites, including the colon, the liver and the breasts, and could contribute to cancers in other areas of the body. They said ...

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks during a news conference in Pike County April 22 about the killings of eight members of the same family. (Mike Campbell/Staff)

5 local things to know on Friday

1. Reward in case of 8 slain relatives poorly publicized A reward totaling $10,000 to help solve the murder of eight people from one family was “lost in the shuffle,” said Ross County Sheriff’s Deputy Dave Weber. A spokesperson for DeWine’s office said Thursday his office hadn’t been aware of the ...

Poultry return to Clark County Fair after 2015 ban

The birds are back after hundreds of Clark County fair participants were left out of showing their poultry last year because of a ban sparked by fears of avian flu. More than 150 youth will present 4-H poultry projects including chickens, ducks and turkeys throughout the week at the Clark ...

Fisher House fundraising will benefit VA patients, families

With a half a million fund-raising dollar goal within reach, organizers in charge of building a privately funded $6 million Fisher House at the Dayton VA Medical Center will go beyond that challenge to raise more money to build an endowment. Initially, the $500,00o goal was set as a match ...

Local health officials check for mosquito type that carries Zika

Local health officials are capturing and studying mosquitoes in an effort to track whether the type of mosquito capable of carrying the Zika virus has made its way into the Dayton area.While there have been a handful of travel-related infections in the United States, there have not been any confirmed ...

Wright State gets $450K for physician training

Wright State University has been awarded more than $450,000 to help train and prepare primary care physicians for the changing world of family practice at a time when the nation is facing a shortage of primary care providers.Nearly 20 percent of Americans have inadequate or no access to primary care ...

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These easy steps could help with a good night's sleep

Struggling to go to bed when you want because of your inner thoughts going wild? According to a sleep doctor, it  might be because you aren’t taking a break during the day. In a Reddit post for life advice, a sleep doctor, under the username ICUDOC, explained some of the ...

WSU President David Hopkins announces the university is pulling out of hosting the first presidential debate.

5 local things to know Wednesday

1. What the canceled debate means for the region  On Tuesday, Wright State President David Hopkins announced that the school would not be able to host this fall’s first presidential debate. “This was a great opportunity for the Dayton region to show the world what it has to offer,” said Phil ...

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 18: Delegates crowd the convention floor on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Because things weren't dicey enough at the RNC, now there's norovirus

It thrives on cruise ships, in schools, at Chipotle and, apparently this year, it also thrives at the Republican National Convention. We're talking about norovirus. At least a dozen GOP staffers from California are spending a lot of time in the bathroom this week and, while health officials are still testing samples to ...

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