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Recent Health Coverage from ideastream

Kucinich Supports Single Payer Health System

Regional News Stories
Posted May 12, 2009

Congressman Dennis Kucinich says proposals by the health care industry to cut costs by 2 trillion dollars are not enough to achieve real reform.

Ohio’s Revenue Shortfall Wrecks Budget Plans

The Sound of Ideas
Posted May 12, 2009

Bill Would Help Nurses Become Educators

Regional News Stories
Posted May 12, 2009

A group of nurses says the nursing shortage is not due to a lack of people who want to go into the profession, it's a lack of people to train them.

Medical Marijuana Backers Optimistic about New Plan

Regional News Stories
Posted May 12, 2009

For the third time in eight years, backers of medical marijuana plan to push their legalization plan in the Ohio legislature.

Kidney Surgery May Lower Blood Pressure

Regional News Stories
Posted May 12, 2009

A novel surgical treatment that selectively damages the nerves of the kidneys may lower blood pressure in patients who fail to respond to drug therapy

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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

Northeast Ohio Free Health Screenings Map

Northeast Ohio Free Health Screenings Map

This list of screenings is free and include some or all of the following obesity-related tests: blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index and cholesterol.

Health Headlines

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