Health, Science & The Environment

World AIDS Day
11:06 am
Wed December 1, 2010

Raising Awareness in High Risk Groups

Today - on this World AIDS day - in Ohio there are about 16,000 identified cases of people living with HIV/AIDS. However, that number changes significantly when you consider that an estimated 20% of the people infected with the disease aren't aware that they have it.

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World AIDS Day
6:35 am
Wed December 1, 2010

The State of Pediatric AIDS

When the first cases of Aids started showing up, the prognosis for adults with the disease wasn't good. As children began to be born with HIV, The situation was just as dire and death rates were high.

"Early on, we didn't have much treatment we could do to prevent the infection from worsening, so it was really symptomatic care treating the infections, treating the complications, but the mortality was pretty high, and all those kids unfortunately died at a very young age," says Dr. Sherman Alter is the Director of Infectious Diseases at Children's Medical Center of Dayton.

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Nature
8:37 am
Tue November 30, 2010

Poor Will's Almanack: November 30 – December 6, 2010

Arcturus
Flickr Creative Commons user David DeHetre

Poor Will’s Almanack for the fourth week of late autumn, the first week of the natural year.

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Nature
11:59 am
Mon September 20, 2010

The Gift of the Woodlot

Red bat, Lasiurus borealis, roosting on a sugar maple leaf.
Julie Zickefoose

Ohio naturalist and wildlife artist, Julie Zickefoose has a story about a trip she took into the woods not far from here - with a group of schoolkids.

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Environment
4:46 pm
Thu July 8, 2010

Natural History Artist Zickefoose Speaks In Miami Valley

Julie Zickefoose

NPR Commentator and natural history writer and artist, Julie Zickefoose, lives in a farm in southeastern Ohio. But this week, she's in the Miami Valley leading a workshop for the Tecumseh Land Trust's 20th anniversary celebration. Zickefoose is an avid observer of birds, and says that this time of year is her favorite for bird watching in southern Ohio.

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