Health, Science & The Environment

Environment
5:57 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Potential Energy Boom Worries Environmental Activists

The presence of what could be massive amounts of oil and natural gas in shale deposits throughout Ohio has brought a gold-rush type interest in parts of the state.

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Nature
8:35 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: February 21 - 27, 2012

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Poor Will's Almanack for the second week of Early Spring

The other day, someone asked me, "What is the point of keeping track of things like flowers and birds?"

And I answered that - without my notes - I would literally feel lost in space.

I tried to explain that for me place and time do not exist outside of personal observations and feelings. I wake up in my familiar bed, see the same trees, the same roads, the same family. I put on familiar clothes, listen to familiar sounds, recall familiar memories. I therefore know where I am and who I am.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon February 20, 2012

Radio Rounds: A Lasting Impact

Physician Edward O'Neil explains the uniquely lasting impact that his international medical service organization, OmniMed, has made in Uganda and other impoverished global communities. 

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Health
8:19 am
Thu February 16, 2012

University of Dayton to Keep Contraceptive Care Coverage

Barely

The University of Dayton's says it will continue to offer employee health insurance that covers contraceptive care and isn't changing the plan because of the fight over a new federal policy on birth control.

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Health
12:55 pm
Wed February 15, 2012

Legionnaires' Outbreak in Ohio Prompts Lawsuits

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease at a southwestern Ohio hospital a year ago has led to four lawsuits
filed in the past two months.

The outbreak at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton sickened 11 patients.

The Dayton Daily News says the new lawsuits against the hospital involve several people who contracted the disease and the families of four others reported to have the illness before they died.

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