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It’s no longer the headline- grabbing epidemic that swept through gay communities a generation ago. But today, 1.2 million Americans are still living with AIDS.

In Cleveland, a pair of researchers launched their careers at the dawn of the AIDS era, and in this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair finds that 35 years later they’re still working to improve the lives of people with HIV.

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With warmer weather approaching, many trees and plants are beginning to bloom. That means the production of pollen and other irritants that can trigger allergies.

Cleveland Clinic Chair of Allergy and Immunology Dr. David Lang says early spring is a particularly bad time for those who are allergic to tree pollen.

He says the best way to treat your springtime allergies is avoidance and over the counter medication.

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Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic gathered Monday to answer questions about the first uterus transplant in the U.S.  They say while similar to other organ transplants, it’s a life-enhancing rather than life-saving procedure. 

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The leaders of the Cleveland Clinic and Akron General came together Tuesday to give a status report on the health of the now-combined systems.

WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports that both say last summer’s takeover has benefitted both organizations.

 

Akron General CEO Tim Stover told the audience at the Akron Press cClub that without the cash infusion from the Cleveland Clinic, the century-old hospital would have gone under. 

But, he says, money was not the only factor in his decision to merge.

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Lakewood residents should have a chance to vote on the city’s decision to close its’ hospital and replace it with a family health center and emergency room. The group “Save Lakewood Hospital” says it has collected more than enough signatures to put a referendum on the March ballot to keep it open.  As WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, the group is fighting last month’s Lakewood City Council approval of a deal with the Cleveland Clinic to phase-out the hospital.

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