Health & Family


Attorney General DeWine Releases Annual Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- In advance of National Missing Children's Day on Sunday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today released the 2013 Ohio Missing Children Clearinghouse Report, which documents that 18,599 children were reported missing in Ohio in 2013.

Good and Bad News in the Diabetes Fight

Even as the epidemic skyrockets, the rate of diabetes-related complications drops

Blood Sugar Swings—Handled!

Staying away from the wrong foods can help folks with type 2 diabetes gain better blood sugar control.

Hospice of the Western Reserve Volunteer Education Series

Hospice of the Western Reserve is seeking volunteers to assist in private residences, nursing homes, assisted living communities, our two Hospice House locations, and hospital settings. As a vital part of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s team, volunteers come from ...

La Fiesta Latina Celebrates 10 Years of Bringing a Little “Salsa and Spice” to the I-X Indoor Amusement Park

(Cleveland, OH) – The I-X Indoor Amusement Park, presented by Marc's, is pleased to announce the 10th Annual La Fiesta Latiná April 12th and April 13th! La Fiesta Latiná, hosted by the Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center and Latinocleveland.com, ...

Advocates Press for Second Hearing on Bill to Eliminate Statute of Limitations for Rape Cases

Columbus—Today, State Senators Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) and Capri Cafaro (D-Hubbard) held a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse calling for additional hearings on Senate Bill 83, legislation that would repeal the statute of limitations for the prosecution of rape and ...


The American Red Cross is proud to announce its collaboration with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland EMS, Cleveland State University, and The Greater Cleveland YMCA to provide first aid, CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training to ...

Cleveland Botanical Garden Vice President Encourages Kids to Experiment with Gardening in New Book Hitting Shelves April

Renata Fossen Brown has shared her passion for plants with thousands of students from pre- kindergarten through graduate school over her 10 years at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Now, the Cleveland Heights resident aims to instill a lifelong love of gardening, ...

Wild Ride lets you bike through Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cyclists of all ages will have two chances to cruise through the Zoo on their bikes this year when Wild Ride at the Zoo returns on Friday, May 9 and Friday, July 25 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Fewer Ohio Kids Abusing Rx Painkillers, Many Texting & Driving

COLUMBUS—Prescription painkiller abuse by teens dropped nearly in half during the past two years, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s 2013 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS). In 2011, 21.3 percent of students reported using prescription pain relievers or ...

Attorney General DeWine Announces New Help for Number One Ohio Consumer Complaint: Motor Vehicles

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)- Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today a new tool to help consumers buy used cars. The Attorney General’s Used Car Buyer Checklist covers purchasing, maintenance, and contract issues.

Gov. Kasich’s SNAP Restrictions Force More Jobless Ohioans to Lose Food Access

COLUMBUS- State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) and Sen. Charleta B. Tavares (D-Columbus) today criticized Gov. Kasich’s “ill-timed and poorly targeted” SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) restrictions that forced at least 16,290 more Ohioans off of food assistance in January. Gov. ...

Ohio Rolls Out New Adoptee Access to Records Law on March 20

Cleveland, OH – On March 20, 2014, Ohio will implement the first part of a two-phase roll out of legislation related to adult adoptees’ access to their original birth certificates. On that date, birthparents can file a form to express ...

State Assists Elderly and Disabled Ohioans

Elderly and low-income disabled Ohioans will receive help accessing services that allow them to live independently. Controlling Board approved $315,000 for the Resident Services Coordinator Program.

Taylor Announces Department of Insurance to Hold Statewide

COLUMBUS – Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced today that the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will hold a total of 19 “Welcome to Medicare” events across Ohio in April and May. The events ...