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Recent Health Coverage from ideastream

Research Shows Diabetes Risk Begins Before Birth

Regional News Stories
Posted April 27, 2009

A new study by doctors at Metro Health Medical Center shows that being overweight while pregnant can have long term health consequences for the baby.

Free Medical Clinic Opens This Weekend

Regional News Stories
Posted April 27, 2009

Doctors from around the state have banded together to share their services this weekend with those in need -- no charge, and no questions asked.

When the Mentally Ill Come Home from Prison

When the Mentally Ill Come Home from Prison

The Sound of Ideas
Posted April 27, 2009

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.

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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.

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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