FDA recalls kratom due to Salmonella fears

FDA recalls kratom due to Salmonella fears

Question: I just heard that the FDA recalled something called kratom, but I’m not sure what it is. Is it some kind of food, and why has it been ...

April 11th, 2018 |  


Rep. Vitale introduces ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation

Rep. Vitale introduces ‘Stand Your Ground’ legislation

A line has been drawn in the political sand. Democrats want more gun control and even to confiscate our guns. Republicans have traditionally supported...

April 10th, 2018 |  


Opportunity knocks for Ohio students

Ohio parents, regardless of their income or where they live, are best-suited to decide where their children should go to school. At the same time, the...

April 8th, 2018 |  



Nestbuilding of a different kind

In starts and stops, spring is gradually settling over the area. And as surely as bright flowers of the season free themselves from their underground ...

April 8th, 2018 |  


States developing solutions to ‘dental deserts’ problem

States developing solutions to ‘dental deserts’ problem

Access to dental care is a serious and worsening health problem in rural America. But now many states are beginning to enact legislation that could ea...

April 8th, 2018 |  


2018 ‘Season for Nonviolence’

The Alicia Titus Memorial Peace Fund and Urbana University, in partnership with the City of Urbana (recently designated the 140th International City o...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Life lessons from sports movies

Many sports fans are undoubtedly reveling at the moment. Baseball season is underway after the earliest Opening Day in MLB history. The bracket-bustin...

April 1st, 2018 |  


When it comes to smoking, it pays to be a quitter

When it comes to smoking, it pays to be a quitter

My patient, a 26-year-old mother of two, came to the ED by emergency squad because she developed shortness of breath and a cough for the third time in...

March 30th, 2018 |  


Bullying found in every community

Bullying found in every community

I picked up the chart and walked into the exam room where I found a young girl bent over in bed crying. She was a delightful 14-year-old who was withd...

March 27th, 2018 |  


Binge drinking — how much is too much?

Binge drinking — how much is too much?

Question: My friends and I go to happy hour after work sometimes for a drink. But one of my friends doesn’t stop at one or two drinks, instead s...

March 26th, 2018 |