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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

Ohio Motorcyclist Highway Deaths on the Rise

Regional News Stories
Posted April 21, 2009

The increase in motorcyclist highway deaths may be used to fuel another drive to toughen Ohio's mandatory helmet law.

Bill Seeks to Drop Phrase “Mental Retardation” in Ohio Agencies

Regional News Stories
Posted April 21, 2009

A campaign is picking up steam to drop the phrase "mental retardation" from the titles of government agencies that help people with disabilities.

Tuesday Checkup: Tanning by Prescription?

Regional News Stories
Posted April 21, 2009

One state lawmaker pushes to require that people under 18 get a doc's prescription to use tanning salons.

Diocese Looks for Ohio Budget Relief

Regional News Stories
Posted April 20, 2009

Catholic Bishop Richard Lennon hosts Ohio legislators to lobby for some relief in the new budget

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown Says Ohioans Should Have Choice Of Government Health Care Plan

Regional News Stories
Posted April 17, 2009

Sen. Sherrod Brown addressed a crowd of more than 400 Ohioans today to outline his priorities for health care in Congress. Gretchen Cuda was there.

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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