Health, Science & The Environment

Health, Science & The Environment
12:44 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Roundtable on Infant Mortality Rates to be Held

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. 

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Nature
8:15 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Poor Will's Almanack: August 20 - 26, 2013

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user Autan

I was sitting at a beach along Lake Michigan. The wind was gentle and the sun was hot, and I dozed and read and stared out at the clear blue, blue sky and water. In the distance, sailboats moved across the horizon, and seagulls bobbed in the waves.

Things were all in order. Lovers walked hand in hand along the shore in front of me. Children built sand castles. Fathers raced with their sons, and mothers huddled and chatted with their daughters.

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:04 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Ohio EPA Water Chief Resigns

The official in charge of protecting Ohio’s streams and lakes has been asked to step down. In a resignation letter sent Monday the head of the Ohio EPA’s Division of Surface Water thanked employees for acting appropriately despite pressure from the coal industry to grant permits.

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Health, Science & The Environment
8:04 am
Mon August 19, 2013

EPA Clears Way For Sale Of Calamityville

A letter from the state Environmental Protection Agency clears the way for a southwest Ohio university to take over a cleaned-up brownfield site now used for emergency response training.

The Dayton Daily News reports the letter to the city of Fairborn indicates no more cleanup is needed at the site housing the National Center for Medical Readiness, known as "Calamityville."

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Healthcare
8:04 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Health Care Advocates Question Ohio’s Navigator Rules

In preparation for the health care exchange element of the federal Affordable Care Act, the government will designate groups as navigator to help guide people through the system. But there are non-profit groups who say an Ohio law leaves them out of the process.

Soon the federal government will announce which groups can operate as navigators in Ohio, these are people who will help answer consumer questions about the Affordable Care Act and the health plans Ohioans can choose.

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