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Health
10:08 am
Sun July 6, 2014

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

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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

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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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Nature
6:15 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Poor Will's Almanack: June 24 - 30, 2014

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It seems this time of year that the garden weeds always get out of hand. They follow their own mind, jump the boundaries I've established, and the heat convinces me to let them do it.

And I believe that there are more weeds than there used to be. Since no one ever actually does an annual weed count, I can't prove there are more, but experience leaves no doubt in my mind.

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Health
7:30 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Many Amish Breaking Tradition, Getting Measles Vaccine

Nurse Jacqueline Fletcher prepares an Amish boy to be vaccinated against measles.
Credit San Hendren / WOSU News

The Knox County village of Danville calls itself the gateway to Amish country.  It’s here that the county health department has set up a makeshift clinic.  It’s attracting dozens of families who come in to be vaccinated against measles.

In a handful of central Ohio counties, public health officials are traveling back roads and setting up these clinics in churches and town halls.  They’re trying to contain a measles outbreak among the mostly unvaccinated Amish community.

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