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.”
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.
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.
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.
Sustainability has become a buzzword in contemporary society, but University of Dayton professor Bob Brecha thinks sustainability is a matter of survival, something citizens should things about in a deep and serious way.
In the dictionary, to sustain means “to keep in existence," also “to support from below”, or “to keep from falling or sinking”. That’s more direct than we often state it.