The Red Cross is need of blood donations

Suicide leading cause of death among police officers

Lucas Co. Health Department offers program to help quit smoking

Local experts choose to support victims in human trafficking case

BG adjusts age policy at rec center to help combat childhood obesity

More than 3,000 medical marijuana cards activated during first 3 weeks of recommendations in Ohio

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CDC: Flu season is officially underway

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

Local cancer patient, Steelers fan gets surprise gift from Hall of Famer

Blood pressure medication recalled due to ‘unexpected impurity’

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

Proposed ‘Heartbeat bill’ one step closer to Governor John Kasich’s desk

  Doctors warn of the tampon recall posing a serious health threat

“If these tampons are left inside, you might notice discharge, irritation, odor and if left unattended for a long time you can get an infection called toxic shock syndrome and that can be a life threatening infection,” said Dr. Denny.

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.

Are there signs to look for in someone planning to potentially perform an act of terror? Local Doctor explains.

Dr. Victoria Kelly, the psychiatric program director for UTMC said there are common factors among people who could potentially perform an act of domestic terror.

Wood County Health Department almost ready to begin offering dental care services

The department will have a sliding fee scale and will not turn away any patients. It will also accept Medicaid.

Toledo Lucas County Health Department screening Infant Mortality Documentary

  ProMedica Doctor’s Orders: What to do before starting an exercise regimen

FDA: Honey pacifiers suspected in botulism cases

Car seats and winter coats: a dangerous combination

Study: One energy drink can harm our blood vessels

Sandusky County Health Department is out of adult flu vaccine

  GRAPHIC: Mom warns against vape pen after one explodes, leaving son with shattered jaw

A mother's warning tonight against vape pens. This after one exploded in her son's mouth, breaking his jaw in three places, knocking out many of his teeth.

FDA recalls blood pressure medication due to possible risk of cancer

The FDA advises consumers to continue using the medication until their pharmacist provides a replacement or their doctor provides an alternative treatment option.

Mich. measles cases reach 15; officials urge vaccinations

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed 15 cases of measles in Michigan so far in 2018, the highest level the state has seen since 1994 when 26 cases were reported.

Health Officials: 3 cases of measles in SC are unvaccinated children

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is continuing its investigation of measles in Spartanburg County and now say there are three cases of the measles following its initial report of the first case earlier this week.

Officials: ProMedica, Aetna remain in contract negotiations

The contracts are tied to care Aetna members receive from ProMedica Physician Group.

Cleveland Clinic doctor says ‘polio-like’ illness cases continue to surface

“I think one of the things that scares a lot of people, is that these are normal, healthy, kids, who suddenly get very, very weak,” Dr. Esper added.

Teen vaping ‘epidemic’ can cause lung inflammation, cancer

The perception that vaping is safer than smoking is inaccurate.

Saturday is Prescription Drug Takeback Day

It's a way to get rid of medicines around your home that you're not using, and could be potentially harmful to others.

2,400 nurses, support staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital considering strike

Around 2,400 nurses and support staff hope to send a message to Mercy Health that they’re frustrated.

Findlay drinking water safe, despite musty smell

Residents in the city of Findlay have been complaining about their tap water tasting and smelling a bit off. Which has led to some worry on social media. But, officials say the drinking water in the Flag City is safe.

Facing expensive prescription costs? One website shows different prices in various pharmacies

To Melisa’s surprise, she discovered she could fill her prescriptions at Costco for just $38 versus the hundreds she was originally told at a different pharmacy.

Choose healthy trick-or-treat options this Halloween

While candy isn’t considered healthy, there can be healthier options to find in your child’s candy bag.

Doctors see large spike in head lice around Halloween

Doctors say trying on hats, wigs and masks without knowing who had them on before you can be a major risk. But Halloween stores are not the only concern.

Flu shots being encouraged earlier this year

It usually takes around two weeks to develop antibodies to protect against the flu, so health officials say it is important to get the vaccine before flu season even begins.

Ohio has 4 cases of mysterious illness striking children

State health officials say four cases of a rare, mysterious illness that can paralyze children have been confirmed in Ohio amid a jump in such cases nationally

UTMC researchers working on controlling blood pressure without exercise

Researchers at UTMC are working on a way for people to keep blood pressure under control, without having to exercise.

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.

Adrian residents say their water still doesn’t seem right

This issue dates back to late July when city officials notified residents that their water was safe to drink and use, despite a strange odor and “earthy” taste.

Million-dollar pledge helps expands cancer research at University of Toledo

The donation honors Hal Fetterman sister and three friends who died from pancreatic cancer.

$400K federal grant aims to help those with mental health issues in Lucas Co. jail

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in Lucas County announced Monday it's been awarded a $400,000 federal grant to help the council's Justice and Mental Health program.

Thousands walk downtown for annual ‘Light the Night Walk’

There was a total of 3,000 people who walked this year.

Super Fitness Weight Loss Challenge 101 - Kelly answers your questions!

Kelly Heidbreder conducts SFWLC 101 on Facebook Live! Learn about registration with Kelly!

FDA: Vaping is now epidemic among children, teens

Parents are concerned with the increase in the number of kids who are using e-cigs. The devices can have sneaky designs that resemble highlighters and USB devices, and that makes it easier to hide the habit

CBD oil, sold in stores throughout Ohio, is illegal and can carry a felony charge

CBD oil is available online, in every state and is commonly found on store shelves across Northeast Ohio; however, it's illegal and can result in a felony charge

Lake Local Schools speaking out on mental health

Lake Local Schools is stepping up and speaking out about the topic on the world mental health awareness day. It's a discussion school leaders say we need to have, one they were brave enough to tackle together.

FDA: Vaping is now epidemic among children, teens

Parents are concerned with the increase in the number of kids who are using e-cigs. The devices can have sneaky designs that resemble highlighters and USB devices, and that makes it easier to hide the habit.

Welcome to the contest, from Kelly!

Welcome to the Super Fitness Weight Loss Contest! I’m Kelly Heidbreder, your host. Super Fitness and I have been working with hundreds of people in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan for over 11 years, helping people lead a healthier lifestyle. This weight loss challenge began in 2008. NBC’s Biggest Loser program swept me off my feet and as a TV anchor and reporter in Toledo, I wanted to do the same thing with friends and family right here at home. I approached Mercy H...

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.

Super Fitness Weight Loss Challenge Registration

Register for the Super Fitness Weight Loss Challenge online by Oct. 20!

SFWC Talent Release Form 2018-19

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Welcome to the contest, from Kelly!

Welcome to the Super Fitness Weight Loss Contest! I'm Kelly Heidbreder, your host. Super Fitness and I have been working with hundreds of people in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan for over 11 years, helping people lead a healthier lifestyle. This weight loss challenge began in 2008. NBC's Biggest Loser program swept me off my feet and as a TV anchor and reporter in Toledo, I wanted to do the same thing with friends and family right here at home. I approached Mercy H...

Super Fitness Weight Loss Challenge guidelines 2018-19

CONTESTANTS -- Contestants must be 18 years old to compete. The pre-registration fee to participate is a $30 donation to Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Augie's Quest that will be paid at Super Fitness on or before October 23, 2018. Registration fee for the day of the Kick Off, October 23, 2018 is $35, donation to Muscular Dystrophy/ALS Augie's Quest, paid at Super Fitness. TIMETABLE -- October is Signup Month. Contestants must sign up before October 23, 8pm. This is...

Kelly's Motivation

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 Welcome everyone! Are you excited to get this journey started? Me too! No sitting on the couch today. Start that workout journal and nutrition journal. Now, give me 30 minutes of cardio and record it on your journal. No slacking! - Kelly

Study finds STDs on the rise

Locally, infection rates of Chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are only slightly higher than previous years, but health officials say it still raises a red flag.

Contact Lenses

Tired of wearing glasses all day? The Maumee Eye Clinic is happy to add contact lenses exams and fittings to the services that we provide!

Oregon City Schools tests fountain fixtures for lead

The recent water crisis in Flint has city officials taking extra precautions to test if there is lead in the water. In Oregon, city schools decided to take steps this summer to make sure that their teachers and their students remain safe.  Lead pipes can pretty easily be maintained by an anti-lead corrosive agent that is in the water itself, but there is one more step to ensure safe drinking water and that is by maintaining the fixtures themselves. "Lead is not in the wate...

New vaccines required for seventh and 12th grades

School is out for the summer, but it's already time to start thinking about next year and making sure your child has the right immunizations.

Congressman Bob Latta puts together forum addressing opioid epidemic

In an interview with Congressman Bob Latta, it was clear the opioid epidemic was taking on new proportions. The congressman explained that prescription pill addiction has become evermore prevalent and that the cost of pills often leads to heroin use.

Lucas County Health Department has new leadership

The Lucas County Health Department is restructuring its leadership by appointing a new full-time health commissioner.

DART says number of opiate addicted greater than life-saving kits

The Lucas County Drug Response Task force is asking for help to stockpile a drug that can save lives.

LCHD responds to first sexually-transmitted Zika case in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health has reported the first sexually-transmitted case of the Zika virus in the state.

Wood County rangers start carrying life-saving antidote

Wood County park rangers will start carrying a drug used to reverse opiate overdoses in the near future.

Tips on avoiding heat stroke

"The best thing would be loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Wide-brimmed hat. Stay hydrated...eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. That will replace your salts," he said.

Hot weather tips: Avoiding heat stroke

"The best thing would be loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Wide-brimmed hat. Stay hydrated...eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. That will replace your salts," Dr. Martis said.

Psychiatrist says the time is now to talk to children about Orlando tragedy

Tragedies like the Orlando nightclub massacre can be tough on kids, and with information at their fingertips, experts say it's important parents start the conversation now and focus on the positive.

Study focuses on handling of leftover prescription pills

A new study from Johns Hopkins indicated that more than half of patients who are prescribed opioids end up with leftover pills and many save them to use later.

UT scientists discuss Zika, Ebola virus at Science Café

Scientists from the University of Toledo will discuss the risks and prevention associated with the Zika and Ebola viruses for anyone interested in learning more on the subject on Tuesday.

19th Annual Toledo Heart Ball to benefit cardiovascular research and education

The American Heart Association is hosting it's annual Toledo Heart Ball with the help of emcees Emile Voss and Andrew Kinsey of WTOL.

What to do if you suspect your child has super lice

Doctors are telling parents to be vigilant checking their kids for lice.

The empty wheel chair

Most people spend the first week of a new year with great intentions of making healthy, life-changing goals and resolutions, and then worrying about how long it will be until they break them. For Mary, 2015 brought with it completely new and unexpected goals: survival and recovery. Just after the first of the year,

Healthy Lucas County grant project

Healthy Lucas County's chronic disease prevention and management project is among 39 awardees nationwide receiving funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Partnerships to Improve Community Health program. More than half of American adults have at least one chronic disease, and the grant program supports efforts to improve community health.Since obesity and many chronic diseases are preventable – including heart disease, stroke and...

Adding healthy produce to corner stores

Many low-income Toledo residents live more than a mile away from a supermarket with affordable, healthy food choices. These areas are known as food deserts. Eat Fresh, Live Well is working on a solution for this problem by helping neighborhood corner stores add fresh fruits and vegetables. The team provides a produce stand, signs and other assistance, and it also partners with Lott Industries to offer the stores regular deliveries of fruits and vegetables.For more information abou...

Simple steps to being healthier

Here are some Healthy Lucas County’s ideas for simple changes to reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer, which are by far the leading causes of death in Lucas County.Eat healthier.  If it seems impossible to eat the five servings of vegetables and fruits every day that is recommended to be healthy, just start adding one more serving. Then another. And another. Gradually, you will get to the daily amount needed to stay healthy. Exercise more.  Lucas County res...

Smoke-free living

1. SMOKE-FREE LIVINGMany people overlook how their smoking can affect not only themselves but those closest to them – their loved ones and neighbors.  DaShe’ Frieson, a Tobacco Prevention Coordinator at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, wants to change the way secondhand smoke is viewed.Secondhand smoke can be just as dangerous as smoking and can cause cancer, heart disease and other conditions.  It is especially dangerous around children, babies and preg...

Life Beyond a Wheelchair…One Step at a Time

Who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing drive in the country on a beautiful, sunny day? Windows down… breeze blowing. Have you ever thought for one second that something as seemingly harmless as a receipt blowing in your face could alter the course of your life forever? That’s exactly what happened to Hannah.On May 20, 2013, Hannah was driving down a country road on her way to a friend’s house. It was a warm day and the air conditioning in her car was broken so she had ro...

Doctors warn of dangers of blue light exposure

It seems like many of us are glued to our computers or smartphones 24-7 these days, but could all of that exposure to technology be affecting your health?

ProMedica offering multiple clinics for free mammograms

Participants may be eligible regardless of age, history of breast cancer, history of breast abnormalities discovered independently or by a healthcare provider, or immediate family history of breast cancer.