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Most Women Don't Know Female-Specific Stroke Signs

National survey: women are largely unaware of many symptoms and risks of strokes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) May 2015 – A new national survey shows that most women don’t know the risks or symptoms females face when it comes to having a stroke. The survey, released byThe Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, found that only 11 percent of women could identify female-specific risk factors for stroke from a list and nine out of 10 weren’t aware that hiccups combined with chest pain are among the early warning signs of a stroke in women.

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Study: Young Kids With Autism Behave Better If Parents Are Trained

Parents who go through 24-week training program have children who behave better

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – A new study suggests that doctors may want to focus on parents and not just on their patients when it comes to caring for children with autism spectrum disorder. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that parents who were taught specific behavior management skills saw a dramatic improvement in their child’s behavior.

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New Study Finds Breast Milk Sold Online May Not Be The Best For Baby

Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital find breast milk for sale online may contain cow’s milk

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – Researchers say buying breast milk on the internet is a growing trend among some moms. But researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are finding this could be a dangerous idea.

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Smoking Among Cancer Patients A Tricky Problem

New national guidelines are released so doctors can help more patients quit

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – Doctors have been urging tobacco users to quit for decades, but it is an addiction so powerful that many are unable to kick the habit even after a cancer diagnosis. “Smoking among cancer patients is a huge issue. In fact, the number of people who have cancer and smoke is actually higher than the general population,” said Dr. Peter Shields, an oncologist at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, and deputy director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Changes Make School Breakfast More Popular

National School Breakfast Week: Ohio & West Virginia Schools Get High Marks for School Breakfast

COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 25, 2015 - Schools in the Ohio and West Virginia are scoring high marks for changes they have made in their school breakfast programs. The announcement comes in anticipation of National School Breakfast Week on March 2-6, 2015.

Many Ohio schools are adopting new strategies in an effort to increase the number of students eating school breakfast, and those schools are seeing the results. At Watkins Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio the number of students eating breakfast has nearly doubled over the past year, according to Principal Tom Revou.

 

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