Workers emerging from homes show weight gains


Workers who emerged from pandemic-induced work-from-home situations (or outright unemployment) to return to workplaces this spring and summer may not have been as trim and healthy as they were 18 months ago. According to an American Psychological Association survey called “Stress in ...

Gupta right choice for U.S. drug czar


It seems incredible, but should Dr. Rahul Gupta’s nomination to become new director of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy be confirmed, he will be the first physician to serve as our nation’s “drug czar.” President Joe Biden has leaned on Gupta already, as an adviser on ...

Teen dating violence: Stop it before it starts

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Parents are roadmaps that their children tend to use to navigate their journeys through life. Some roadmaps are really good, others, not so much. But that doesn’t mean the roadmaps can’t be improved. In fact, the more parents are willing to learn, the better they get at parenting. And ...

This ODOT plan riding on its rims


Ohio’s Department of Transportation recently unveiled its plan to boost walking and biking as transportation options for Ohioans. The pitch is that adopting these methods of transportation will save billions of dollars. An Associated Press report on the plan, which has been in development ...

Lead pipe problem in Ohio isn’t going away


Last week, the National Resources Defense Council issued a report that there are still 650,000 lead pipes delivering water throughout our state, making Ohio the second worst in the U.S. for number of lead pipes still in use. (Illinois is worse with 730,000). That’s a problem. Acidic water ...