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Charter School Reform Bill Advances to Ohio Senate

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 5:17 PM

The House is taking a shot at reforming charter schools in Ohio. Our Statehouse reporter Andy Chow says the bill passed the chamber with bipartisan support but some legislators believe the measure falls short.

Federal Regulators Lift Sanctions On SummaCare’s Medicare Plan

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 4:07 PM

Summit County's largest Medicare managed-care plan is back on the market. Federal regulators today allowed SummaCare to begin enrolling Medicare patients again. Last August the company was banned from marketing or enrolling new members as part sanctions issued by the federal government for "multiple" and "serious" violations in the way it responded to its members’ complaints.

The Future of Breast Cancer Care

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Breast cancer has been out in front in the cancer field when it comes to new and targeted therapies. In this interview from the October 2014 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, ideastream's Anne Glausser speaks with Dr. Jame Abraham, the Director of the Breast Cancer Oncology Program at the Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Sandra Swain, Medical Director of the Washington Cancer Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, about the future of breast cancer care.

Smart Genetic Testing for Cancer

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:48 AM

Angelina Jolie's decision to have preventive surgeries to reduce her cancer risk have led to questions about how genetic testing for cancers works and when it makes sense. In this interview from October 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, ideastream's Anne Glausser interviewed Mark Capone, President of Myriad Genetics, about this topic.

$7B Transportation Budget Close To Approval

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:39 AM

The Ohio Senate has unanimously approved the proposed seven billion dollar transportation budget with changes that came about through a joint House and Senate committee. The budget may hit a snag in a House vote tomorrow, though, as Statehouse Correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio House Passes Heartbeat Bill

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:25 AM

The controversial bill that would ban abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat passed the Ohio House, largely on a party line vote. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports the emotion was no surprise, but one revelation; was.

Blood Donors Aging Away

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 9:13 AM

When a blood center issued an emergency appeal for donors, member station WVXU contacted them to see if there was an emergency. There was no shortage, but a spokesman was worried about something else.... that their biggest donor group is aging... And that concern, it turns out, is nationwide. Tana Weingartner reports.

Understanding Lymphoma

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Lymphoma occurs when white blood cells that help protect the body from infection and disease begin behaving abnormally. The abnormal cells may divide faster than normal cells or may live longer. In October 2014 at the Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, producer Kay Colby interviewed Dr. Julie Vose, an international lymphoma expert from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Getting Cancer as a Young Adult

Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Think back on your teenage years—getting dates, navigating high school, hormones and a changing body. It’s a lot for anyone to handle. But some teens face this, and a cancer diagnosis. As part of our continuing Be Well series on cancer, Anne Glausser has the story of the unique challenges posed by getting cancer as a young adult.

Downtown Cleveland Economy Looking Up, But Will RNC Deliver?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 5:28 PM

The outlook for downtown Cleveland remains rosy ahead of next year’s Republican National Convention. That’s according to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance which shared its latest annual report on the city’s growth and economy today. ideastream's Brian Bull reports.

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