Ohio Department of Health http://wyso.org en Roundtable on Infant Mortality Rates to be Held http://wyso.org/post/roundtable-infant-mortality-rates-be-held <p>Members of the Ohio Senate Committee on Medicaid, Health, and Human Services and other health professionals from around the state will be in Cincinnati Thursday to discuss how to improve Ohio’s infant mortality rate.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 16:44:55 +0000 Jerry Kenney 38060 at http://wyso.org Flu Cases in Ohio Most Since State Began Tracking http://wyso.org/post/flu-cases-ohio-most-state-began-tracking <p>The Ohio Department of Health says flu cases this past season were the most since it began keeping count.</p><p>Stats show that 5,200 Ohioans were hospitalized with the flu from September last year through mid-May 18.</p><p>That's even up from 2009-2010 when the swine flu pandemic when there were 3,200 flu-related hospitalizations in the state.</p><p>State health officials tell The Dayton Daily News that it's hard to say why there were so many cases during the past&nbsp; flu season.</p><p>They say there's no indication that a new virus led to the spike in hospitalizations.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press & Dayton Daily News 34883 at http://wyso.org Ohio Addictions Chief to Address Overdose Deaths http://wyso.org/post/ohio-addictions-chief-address-overdose-deaths <p>The head of Ohio's addictions agency plans to talk about new data showing state residents still dying from drug overdoses at record rates.</p><p>Orman Hall is director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services. He also will use a news conference Tuesday afternoon to push for addiction treatment and other health care services for all Ohioans.</p><p>Data released last week show the number of people who died of accidental overdoses jumped 14 percent in 2011 for a total of over 17 hundred overall deaths.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 32433 at http://wyso.org Ohio Flu Season Sees Rise In Hospitalizations http://wyso.org/post/ohio-flu-season-sees-rise-hospitalizations <p>The Ohio Department of Health is reporting a spike in the number of people hospitalized with influenza this year compared to last year.</p><p>Department spokeswoman Shannon Libby says it's early to see this much flu activity, with cases typically going up in January or February.</p><p>The Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday that 863 Ohioans have been hospitalized with influenza this season, compared with just 65 by this time last season.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 21:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 27094 at http://wyso.org Abortions By Ohio Women Are At An All-time Low http://wyso.org/post/abortions-ohio-women-are-all-time-low <p>The Ohio Department of Health reports that induced abortions dropped 12 percent last year, hitting the lowest number since the state started tracking them 35 years ago.</p><p>The Akron Beacon Journal reports that abortions have fallen in Ohio each year since 2000. Experts attribute it to a variety of factors, including increased use of birth control, better access to health care and improved health education.</p><p>The number of overall Ohio births also has fallen, 16.5 percent from 1990 to 2010.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 11:30:00 +0000 Associated Press & Akron Beacon Journal 25600 at http://wyso.org