Health

Cincinnati firefighters participate in wellness workshop

The workshop on Wednesday was conducted by O2X Human Performance, a training and education company founded by former Navy SEALs

First human case in over 20 years of rare mosquito-borne virus reported in Indiana

Dogs can become blood donors at Hoxworth drive this weekend

Kroger, Walgreens to stop sale of e-cigarettes at all stores

  Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises funds, awareness for illness

Cincinnati Children’s giving raise to 3,000 employees due to minimum wage change

First West Nile death reported in Ohio for 2019

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Ohio lawmaker introduces bill banning flavored vape products

3 lung illnesses linked to vaping in greater Cincinnati, officials say

UC Health raises minimum wage for all employees

Ohio Department of Health confirms 15 hospitalizations due to vaping related illnesses

Ohio medical board: No medical marijuana for people living with anxiety, autism

Two Planned Parenthood centers in Cincinnati closing

Boone Co. Sheriff warns about scam involving genetic testing

Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries "free" screenings or cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes.

Cincinnati Children’s, First Ladies for Health to kick off 5th annual flu vaccination campaign

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the First Ladies for Health will start its fifth annual five-week flu vaccine campaign Sunday.

Cincinnati getting first medical marijuana dispensary

Verilife, located in the 5400 block of Ridge Avenue, will be the first medical marijuana dispensary in the city of Cincinnati.

UC Health: Patient information may have been accessed through email scam

UC Health says it is reviewing any emails or attachments to identify patients whose information may have been accessed.

  Butler Co. parents pushing to get treatment for 3-month-old: ‘You have to fight for your child’

Butler County 3-month-old to receive treatment for genetic disorder

Ohio officials investigate 6 reports of vaping illness

Indiana officials warn people, pets to stay out of lakes with toxic-blue green algae

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

Migraine medicine could lead to life-threatening infection; recall announced

  Cincinnati area girl, 5, diagnosed with rare tick paralysis

Specialists told the family they’ve never seen anything like this before.

Rabies confirmed in Warren County bat, health officials say

Health officials did not say where in in the county the bat was collected or when it was collected.

Butler Co. mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

West Nile affects the central nervous system. It can be passed from mosquitoes to humans.

Family of former cancer patient donates $250,000 to Norton Cancer Institute

The money, donated by the family of Steven Vanover, will fund Norton Cancer Institute's new genomics lab.

  Loveland student creates FDA-registered medical device

'It feels good to know that I improved the quality of life for someone who is living with cerebral palsy.'

Test results in suspected measles case come back negative

Results for a suspected case of measles came back negative, the Cincinnati Health Department announced Friday.

Fairfield company recalls batch of fully cooked crispy chicken breast strips

The recall stems from a labeling issue.

Hummus sold at stores nationwide being recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

The products have been distributed nationwide and to United Arab Emirates.

  Mother of Monroe girl who died after cancer battle wants to launch foundation in her honor

The Monroe community honored a 12-year-old girl who recently died from cancer with a special sunset tribute Tuesday.

1st reported measles case in Ohio confirmed by Department of Health

This is the first confirmed measles case in the Buckeye State since 2017, ODH says.

Hamilton County Public Health recognizes 2019 Clean Kitchen Award winning facilities

Health officials say it's not an easy award to win

Health department investigating ‘possible case of measles’ in Cincinnati

The Health Department and partners are making sure people who may have been exposed are notified and given information on what to do.

Hoxworth Blood Center holding drives at some of Cincinnati’s most well known spots

The Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati location are stopping by some of Cincinnati’s most well known spots as apart of their “Cincinnati Favorites” blood drive tour. Some of the stops include Skyline Chili, Graeter’s, LaRosa’s, Montgomery Inn and more.

Court upholds ruling against unvaccinated NKY student in chickenpox case

Assumption Academy senior Jerome Kunkel, 18, claimed the Varicella Virus vaccination went against his religious beliefs and refused the shot.

Flour sold at Target, Walmart nationwide being recalled due to E. coli

E. coli can cause diarrhea, often with bloody stools.

  Kroger to begin selling CBD products in 17 states including Kentucky, Indiana

The Kroger Co. is joining the growing list of retailers selling CBD products.

2 Tri-State facilities named in Senate report on troubled nursing homes

Nearly 400 facilities nationwide had a "persistent record of poor care" as of April, according to a Senate report released Monday.

  Summer lunch programs available across the Tri-State

While kids are out of school for the summer, several places are offering options for free lunch and some are even serving breakfast.

Mild winter bringing ticks out earlier

Norton Children’s Hospital says the Kentucky Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning, is reporting the tick population isn’t necessarily higher, but the mild winter is bringing them out earlier than normal.

First Tri-State medical marijuana business granted dispensary certificate

The board awarded Warren County’s About Wellness Ohio a Dispensary Certificate of Operation.

  Strep behind cheerleader’s sudden death: 'This used to be something nobody knew about’

Dr. Riham Alwan at the Christ Hospital says there’s a reason they call strep leading to sepsis the silent killer.

Hepatitis A case found at NKY fast food chain

Health officials say the employee worked between March 17 and April 5 while ill or infectious.

  Unvaccinated NKY student appealing judge’s ruling on chicken pox case

The northern Kentucky Catholic student who sued the health department over their decision to keep unvaccinated students out of school and sporting events amid a chicken pox outbreak spoke about the judge’s ruling Wednesday.

McConnell addresses Kentucky’s opioid crisis

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, addressed the state’s opioid epidemic at a news conference in Louisville on Monday.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

Birth control pill recall announced by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising the public about a nationwide, voluntary recall initiated by Apotex Corp. on a birth control pill.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

30,000 pounds of ground beef recalled due to extraneous material contamination

These products could be in your freezer.

Scientists discover how to make immune cells better at killing cancer

Scientists have discovered by fixing a defect in 'killer T cells,' they could actual help the fight against cancer.

Spain is the world’s healthiest country – the U.S. did not make the top 20

The U.S. dropped a spot because of deaths due to drug overdoses.

Listeria concerns trigger recall for peanut butter distributed to Ohio, 14 other states

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a voluntary recall has been issued for Organic Almond, Peanut, and Tahini Butters manufactured by Inspired Organics, LLC.

Santa honors boy’s Christmas wish by bringing $1,200 for cancer research

After an 8-year-old asked Santa to borrow money for kids with cancer, word spread quickly among family friends and colleagues, and the boy found $1,200 under the tree Christmas morning.

Blood pressure medication recalled due to ‘unexpected impurity’

According to the FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration), Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling two lots of Losartan potassium tablets,

Streetsboro lab awarded Ohio’s first certificate to test medical marijuana

The Ohio medical marijuana program is advancing with the activation of the state’s first registry cards. Now, Ohio’s first testing lab has received a certificate of operation.

Doctors baffled after 11-year-old girl’s brain tumor disappears

Even after double-checking the girl’s brain scans to confirm the results, doctors could find no trace of her tumor, which they say they can’t explain.

New regenerative medicine treatments provide relief for back/neck pain patients

“A pain in the neck” can mean a lot of things but when it comes to fixing the physical ailment, determining the exact nature of the issue is important.

1 in 4 teens scared to drive, study finds

A new study by thezebra.com says more teenagers are hitting the brakes when it comes to getting their driver’s licenses, and it all boils down to safety.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Covington cafeteria worker diagnosed with hepatitis A

A cafeteria worker at John G. Carlisle Elementary School in Covington has been diagnosed with hepatitis A, according to the superintendent of Covington Independent Public Schools.

Kentucky health officials urge you to get a flu shot

With the winter flu season upon us, health officials are strongly suggesting for people to get the flu shot.

Hepatitis A outbreak continues in NKY

NKY Health is recommending that all residents receive a hepatitis A vaccination.

  Overdose reversing drug price up 600% to $4,000

Ohio Senator Rob Portman is calling out a drug company after they raised their prices 600 percent on an overdose reversing drug.

Greater Cincinnati bakery employee diagnosed with Hepatitis A

Hamilton County Public Health officials say a Miami Township bakery employee tested positive for Hepatitis A.

Clermont Co. grocery store employee diagnosed with hepatitis A

Clermont County Public Health announced an employee of a Clermont County grocery store has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.

Poll: Nearly half of young adults in OH report using an e-cig

Data from a 2018 Ohio Health Issues Poll show nearly 50 percent of adults in Ohio ages 18 to 29 have tried e-cigarettes.

  Child with polio-like disease being treated at Cincinnati Children’s

A case of the polio-like disease acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is being treated at Cincinnati Children’s.

Patients with arthritis may start looking to their own bodies for healing

Nearly 9 out of 10 individuals suffering from at least one episode of debilitating chronic pain could soon be seeking out ways to heal better and faster.

CDC to investigate HIV cluster in NKY, Hamilton County

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be helping the Hamilton County Public Health and the Northern Kentucky Health Department investigate a cluster of HIV cases.

7 Ohioans infected by drug-resistant salmonella strain

Symptoms from salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

  Dept. of Health: 1 case of AFM, a polio-like disease, confirmed in Ohio

A case of the polio-like disease called acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, has been confirmed this year in Ohio, according to the state’s Department of Health.

  New health center opens, will serve some Tri-State students

Tuesday was an exciting day at the Academy of World Languages in Evanston.

GRAPHIC: ‘Black, hairy tongue’: Yes, this really happens

A report in the New England Journal of Medicine said a 55-year-old woman developed the tongue condition as a side-effect to treatment of a wound infection she developed after sustaining severe leg injuries in an auto accident.

Lace up for the St. Elizabeth Triathlon

It's time to put on your running shoes for a brand-new event in Northern Kentucky.

Millenials turn to new tool in push to be picture perfect

Millenials feel intense pressure to be picture-perfect – but there's a new trend that some people say are "egos gone wild." Wednesday at 10 p.m., FOX19 NOW talks with teens and their doctors on why Botox is blossoming among the babies of the boomers.

Get a free mammogram on Fountain Square

FOX19 is bringing the St. Elizabeth Mobile Mammography Van to Fountain Square on Friday, October 18, 2013.

FOX19's GM wins Komen award

Congratulations are in order for FOX19 VP and General Manager Bill Lanesey.

Bond set for man accused of trying to abduct child from McDonald's

A Westwood man was in court Monday after an attempted child abduction from a McDonald's bathroom.