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OH Health Department: Tick-borne illnesses on the rise

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Ticks carrying Lyme disease are expected to cause big problems again this summer.   This year the Ohio Department of Health is warning that cases of Lyme Disease are on the rise.  Deer ticks are the only type of tick that carry Lyme. They look a little different than a dog tick but they are prevalent in the woodlands and fields around our region. So once you leave those areas it's important to check your body for them.   "You want to look at yourself an... More>>

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ALDI announces spinach recall

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Canned spinach sold in ALDI stores in Ohio and fifteen other states is being recalled due to an undeclared peanut allergen. 

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Local figure skaters come together to fight cancer in a big way

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Figure skaters from across the region laced up for the Scott Hamilton cares national  Foundation Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer.

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Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile Video included

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A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each. More>>

CDC expands romaine lettuce warning

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The Centers for Disease Control has expanded an earlier warning to consumers about eating chopped romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine to cover all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and hearts of romaine grown in the Yuma, Arizona region. 

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Just one concussion could raise Parkinson's risk

If you've ever had a mild concussion, your risk of developing Parkinson's disease goes up by 56 percent, a new study of more than 300,000 U.S. veterans suggests.

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Add muscle weakness as another cost of type 1 diabetes

Poor muscle health may be a complication of type 1 diabetes, even in young people who get plenty of exercise.

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