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Recent Stories

  • Report: 25 million Black, Latino voters missing from databases Census data indicate among voting-age Americans, nearly 25 million Black and brown eligible voters are missing from commonly used registration databases. A recent study by McKinney Grey Analytics showed people of color are being systematically sidelined by "seemingly inclusive, data-driven digital systems" of voter engagement. Analysts […]
  • Insulin price gouging continues despite attempts to rein in the industry Nearly one million Ohioans have been diagnosed with diabetes, but the cost of insulin continues to be a barrier for people needing the medication. Policy Matters Ohio Budget, Health and Child Care Researcher Kathryn Poe said the cost of insulin can reach hundreds of […]
  • Psychiatrist explains links between toxic stress, poor health The alarming rise in rates of diabetes, obesity, depression, and other chronic health issues has put the spotlight on toxic stress. Lawson Wulsin, professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Cincinnati, explained good stress such as a demand or challenge you readily cope with […]
  • Report: Fast-growing plastics industry major source of air pollution The plastics industry is releasing illegal pollution but rarely faces discipline for environmental permit violations, according to a new report by the Environmental Integrity Project. Companies producing plastics emitted nearly 63 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2021, about as much as 15 coal-fired power […]
  • Consumer losses from fraud, scams reach record levels This is National Consumer Protection Week, and nationwide, people's losses to fraud have topped more than $10 billion, a 14% increase from 2022. Judy Dollison, president of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio, said consumer education and awareness of scams is an ongoing challenge. Scammers are […]
  • Ohio Black maternal mortality rates continue to spike The number of Black mothers in Ohio who die during or following pregnancy continues to climb and health advocates said they hope to shine a light on the issue during Black History Month. A 2023 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found Black […]
  • Experts: Heart disease on rise among young women Nationwide, heart-disease awareness among women has declined, particularly among Black and Hispanic women. This Valentine's Day, health experts are urging women to learn about the signs and symptoms of heart disease, and take steps to protect heart health. Dr. …(Read More)
  • Ohio environmental groups skeptical of carbon-capture rule for public lands The Biden administration is considering a rule change to allow carbon dioxide from air or industrial processes to be captured and stored in national parks. Under the proposal, carbon sequestration could begin in Ohio's Wayne National Forest. Opponents say the move is a historic reversal […]


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