Health, Science & The Environment

Nature
6:30 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: July 8 - 14, 2014

Credit Liz West / Flickr Creative Commons

My interest in gardening began with a few lettuce seeds and then progressed to a minor manifestation of voyeuristic back-to-the-landism. And now it has taken on a life of its own.

And of course, nothing is as simple as it seems.

What starts out as a pleasant journey into food or flowers can quickly become complicated by the addition of just a small amount of neurosis and self-doubt.

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Health, Science & The Environment
6:28 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Montgomery County Health Commisioner Announces Retirement

Commissioner, Jim Gross.
Credit Public Health - Dayton and Montgomery County

Montgomery County Health Commissioner Jim Gross has announced his retirement. The commissioner was appointed to the position with Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County seven years ago and will retire early next year. 

“I’m very proud of the work that Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County does within our county,” Gross says. We provide leadership in many areas and help identify the greatest public health challenges, and then we work within our public health system to strategically meet those needs and also promote healthier lifestyles.”

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Health
10:08 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Call & Response: Tackling The Miami Valley's Heroin Epidemic

Credit www.heroinaddiction.com

The Miami Valley is in the midst of a heroin epidemic.  In this edition of Call & Response, host Daryl Ward and Dr. Abdullahi Mubarak from the Cornerstone Project discuss causes and treatment options for families and residents affected by the heroin crisis.

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Nature
6:30 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: July 1 - 7, 2014

Credit Bob Muller / Flickr Creative Commons

Look at this beautiful world, and read the truth In her fair page;
wrote the 19th century poet, William Cullen Bryant,
See every season brings
New change to her of everlasting youth—
he writes,
Still the green soil, with joyous living things
Swarms -- the wide air is full of joyous wings.

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Health
6:48 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Rising Heroin Use Affecting More Newborn Babies

Dayton is a 'source city' for heroin trafficking, according to Montgomery County Sheriff, Phil Plummer. Heroin and other opiates are coming through Mexico, via the 'Sinaloa Cartel.'
Credit www.heroinaddiction.com

On Monday, Wright State University held the Community Forum on Newborns Exposed to Heroin. Congressman Mike Turner and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association hosted the event, which was considered the kick-off event of a new push to deal with the rising numbers of newborn babies affected by heroin use. 

Association President, Brian Bucklew, says the rising number of babies being born to drug-addicted mothers is staggering.

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