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5 local things to know Wednesday

1. Unidentified body found in Huber Heights A strong stench prompted caller to dial 9-1-1 on Wildcat Road in Huber Heights. A body was located in a wooded area and transported to the local coroner’s office. 2. Jobs may become harder to get in Dayton The latest Employment Outlook Survey ...

Fell into profound sleep

Who needs to catch more Z’s in the Dayton area?

Did you know that people in two places in Hawaii go to sleep the earliest in the United States? Maul County residents hit the hay at 10:31 and Kaual County people go to bed at 10:33 p.m. Apparently night owls flock to Brooklyn, N.Y. because they stay up the latest ...

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 ...

Meet Angel: The sweet face of the Rubber Duck Regatta

Hope Roberts was 27 weeks pregnant when her doctor referred her to a specialist in Cincinnati. Four weeks later, the results of testing indicated that her baby girl had hydranencephaly — a stroke had prevented part of the baby’s brain from forming. “I was numb,” Roberts said. “I didn’t know ...

Wright State, public health providing free HIV screenings

FAIRBORN – Wright State University is teaming up with Greene County Public Health to provide free testing for HIV. The event will be from 1-3 p.m. in the Student Union Mariner and Pioneer Rooms on Monday, Sept. 19.The event is free to all and confidential. The public is encouraged to ...

What you really need to know about sugar

You have probably heard people say “sugar is the enemy” or “it is toxic” and then others say “as long as you consume it in moderation it is OK.”The messages we hear each day about sugar can be confusing. I am going to do my best to try to provide ...

5 reasons to add yoga to your fitness plan

Although many people know that yoga can provide health benefits, they may not associate it with improved athletic performance. Ryanne Cunningham, author of Yoga for Athletes, due out in November, outlines benefits of yoga for athletic performance:Muscle recoveryThe goal of recovery is to clear muscles of waste products including lactic ...

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, ...

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

Trotwood native Kenneth Lee IV, a gastrointestinal surgeon, participated in a Congressional briefing and panel for the National Moonshot Initiative to eliminate cancer, enacted by President Obama and headed by Vice President Joe Biden. CONTRIBUTED

Local native helps U.S. Moonshot Initiative

In 1989, Trotwood native Kenneth Lee IV beat out his older sister, Tiana, in the district spelling bee. Today, he’s a surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the Hospital of Pennsylvania, specializing in gastrointestinal surgery.Although he admits that it’s a leap to link a grade school spelling bee to ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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