Photo of Eye for Gene Therapy
Cleveland Clinic

This year's Cleveland Clinic iMedical Innovation Summit highlighted medical innovations from all over the world.

Chief Wellness Officer Dr. Michael Roizen is one of the organizers of the summit. He says the innovations are evaluated for their health impact and as inspirations for investments.

Akron Has its First Health Equity Ambassador

Apr 24, 2017

The City of Akron has appointed its first Health Equity Ambassador to help decrease racial and ethnic health disparities.  Mayor Dan Horrigan has appointed Tamiyka Rose to the position. The mayor’s chief of staff, James Hardy says Rose will first focus on lowering the high infant mortality rate in the city’s African-American community.  Hardy says her job will be coordinating the many existing programs now working on the issue.

Northeast Ohio Prepares for Zika

Feb 14, 2016

The mosquito that carries Zika isn't often found in Northeast Ohio, but local health officials are preparing.Credit Centers for Disease ControlEdit | Remove


With opioid overdose deaths rising nationwide, Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill he says would provide a comprehensive approach to addiction. 

Brown says the bill covers heroin and other opioid addictions from crisis through recovery by increasing access to treatment and boosting proven prevention efforts like early education for children.

The Business of Obesity

Jan 15, 2016
Dee Wolk

Obesity is an enormous problem in the United States and the impact is not only on our health. More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight. More than a third are obese. And the economic cost is staggering.

In the final installment of WKSU’s The Business of Health, Vivian Goodman reports that Ohio, with the 8th highest rate among the states, has a lot to lose if the obesity epidemic rages on.

 “It’s all about money. It’s all about money.” 

Spoken by one who knows.  “I’m Dee Wolk. I was a former fat person.”