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Heart Disease on the Rise; Lawson's Lives On In Japan; Jazz Pianist Theron Brown

A recent  Vital Signs Report from the Centers for Disease Control says that despite being largely preventable, incidents of heart disease and stroke deaths among middle-aged adults are increasing. What accounts for this disturbing trend and can it be reversed?

Do you remember northeast Ohio's favorite convenience store? Lawson's is gone from here, but it's alive and well -- in Japan.

Akron-based pianist Theron Brown, who portrayed jazz legend Herbie Hancock on the silver screen and helped launch The Rubber City Jazz and Blues Festival, dropped by The Idea Center  with his trio  to share some of their new music.

Dr. William Lewis; Division Director of Heart & Vascular Cardiology at MetroHealth

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