Health

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 28, 2012 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with representatives from Free to Breathe Dayton about their mission and their upcoming Lung Cancer 5K and run/walk

- Poor Will's Almanack: October 23 - 29, 2012, by Bill Felker

- PoliticsOhio: Turner Stands On His Record For Reelection, Sequestration And Delphi, by Emily McCord

As the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court case legalizing abortion, approaches, many Americans assume that legalized abortion is only as old as that ruling. In fact, as Anna Peterson discusses this month, abortion had only been made illegal at the turn of the 20th century. The different histories of abortion in Europe and the United States reveal much about the current state of American debates-so prominent in the 2012 elections campaigns-over abortion and women's health.

Health officials say an E. coli outbreak that began with people who ate at a southwest Ohio picnic has reached 68 cases, and three people are in serious condition.

The illnesses were first reported in Germantown, southwest of Dayton, after a July 3 customer appreciation picnic for a lawn care business.

A spokesman for the Montgomery County health department says more than a dozen people have been hospitalized. A 4-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and a 73-year-old man remained hospitalized Tuesday with complications from the bacteria.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 15, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney spoke with Marcy Sidell of the Drug-Free Action Alliance about a new drop-box program in Ohio for prescription pills.

-Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports on the Ohio Attorney General's concern over prescription pill theft in the state's nursing homes.

-New Ohio Guide: Maria Stein, by Aileen LeBlanc

Francis Storr

A decision by Ohio Governor John Kasich to change the way doctors can bill Medicaid for a painkiller addition treatment may make it easier to obtain in the long run.  The administration says the change could ultimately affect far more patients than a $1 million pilot program for ex-offenders vetoed by the governor last month.

Under the new change taking effect in October, pharmacies can bill Medicaid directly for Vivitrol and have the drug delivered to a doctor's office without an upfront payment.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 24, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Fran Tiburzio from the Ohio Humanities Council about Ohio Chautauqua coming to Urbana.

-WYSO Community Voices coordinator Sarah Buckingham join Jerry Kenney to talk about the WYSO Open House

-New Ohio Guide: Paths to Freedom – The Underground Railroad in Ohio, by Meg Hanrahan

Assist America CEO Brian Mulligan joins us to talk about the unique emergency medical services that his company helps procure for medical students and leisure-seekers alike when they are traveling far from home.  Planning a vacation or medical mission abroad?  Check out this interesting conversation to hear about how you can do so with a little more confidence and a few fewer worries!

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. 

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.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for December 11, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews of the Bryan Bucklew Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association about the latest reports out on Ohio's health. 

-Spoken Word Profiles: Latesa Slate Williamson, by Community Voices producer Caressa Brown

-Niki Dakota talks about the CD of the Month for December: The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams

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