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.
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.