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Be Well: Kids & Diabetes

Kids & Diabetes

If current trends continue, the incidence of children with type 2 diabetes has the potential to almost quadruple in the next 40 years. And the scary thing is some teens with type 2 diabetes are already having severe complications affecting their hearts, kidneys, and eyes. The statistics and facts are sobering and have experts sounding the alarm to develop better treatments and prevention efforts. Be Well: Kids & Diabetes explores the dangers and issues behind the growing rate of type 2 diabetes among youth. The CEO of the renown Joslin Diabetes Center offers his perspective on this alarming trend and local doctors working on cutting-edge research share their views and insight.

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Be Well: Obesity & Cancer

Obesity & Cancer

While most people know obesity can lead to heart attacks and diabetes, the connection between excess fat and certain cancers is a relatively new area of medical research. Obesity not only puts people at risk for developing certain cancers, it also increases their chances of dying from them. One study estimates close to a 100,000 cancer deaths could be prevented if people maintained healthy weights. Cancer experts are bracing for a “perfect storm” as the obesity epidemic collides with the aging baby boomer population. Be Well: Obesity & Cancer begins by exploring two cancers that rank at the bottom in terms of public awareness but stand at the top when it comes to their connection with fat. They are endometrial cancer, which is cancer in the lining of the uterus, and esophageal cancer – which is found most commonly in middle-aged white males with big bellies.

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Recent Health Coverage from ideastream

Kent State Proposes School of Public Health

Regional News Stories
Posted April 28, 2009

KSU would be just the 2nd on Ohio

State Officials Prepare for Spread of Swine Flu

Regional News Stories
Posted April 28, 2009

Ohio health officials are preparing to fight the spread of swine flu even though there's only one confirmed case in the state so far.

Tuesday Checkup: Bill Seeks to Provide More Disclosure about Sex Offenders Living in Nursing Homes

Regional News Stories
Posted April 28, 2009

House Bill 98 was introduced by Representative Courtney Combs of suburban Cincinnati.

Update on Swine Flu & Free Health Care

The Sound of Ideas
Posted April 28, 2009

Frontline Documentary Follows Mentally Ill in and out of Prison

Regional News Stories
Posted April 27, 2009

An upcoming PBS documentary about the prevalence of mental illness among the nation's incarcerated citizens focuses on Ohio prisons.

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Resources

NetWellness

NetWellness

ideastream and NetWellness are partnering to bring more understanding to the health and medical issues you care about. Launched in 1995, NetWellness is a consumer health information website from Case Western Reserve University, The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati. Visit NetWellness where you will find in-depth information about your health concerns from Ohio’s three medical research universities.

ideastream Community Health Forums

Health Forums Report

The need for information about health has never been greater. ideastream is responding to this need by undertaking an ongoing health programming initiative. To inform this effort, ideastream invited health professionals in the region to participate in a series of discussions between June 9-18, 2009, about the local health assets and challenges.

Read the report about these meetings.

Living With Cancer

Living With Cancer

ideastream and The Gathering Place partnered with Northeast Ohio community organizations and healthcare facilities to present a special broadcast event, Living with Cancer: Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day.

Living with Cancer Resource Guide PDF

And Thou Shalt Honor

And Thou Shalt Honor

A caregiver is anyone providing care and support to adult family members or friends who are frail, elderly, chronically ill, or have a disability.

And Thou Shalt Honor Resource Guide PDF

A Lion in the House

A Lion in the House

"Your child has cancer." Hearing these words will profoundly change a family's life, plunging members into a world of uncertainty, emotional upheaval and excruciating decisions. A Lion in the House tells the stories of five children facing battles with cancer.

A Lion in the House Resource Guide PDF

Be Well Funders

Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation The Cleveland Foundation The Community Foundation of Lorain County The McGregor Foundation The Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation The Woodruff Foundation