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Healthcare enrollment jumps in November
Other headlines: Ohio drops to 40th in national health rankings; Alternative medicine school planned in Vermillion
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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  • Ohio drops to 40th in national health rankings
  • Alternative medicine school planned in Vermillion
  • Gun toting passenger arrested at Cleveland Hopkins
  • Lawmakers target prescription drug abuse in Ohio
  • Ohio drops to 40th in national health rankings
    Ohioans are becoming more unhealthy according to the latest rankings by the United Health Foundation.

    Ohio ranks 40th out the 50 states in overall health, that’s down from 38th last year, and 25th in 2006.

    The health rankings look at factors including personal behavior, the environment, and public health policies.

    According to the report, nearly 12 percent of Ohioans suffer from diabetes, 30 percent are obese, and Ohio’s air pollution is the fifth-worst in the country.

    On the positive side, the 23 percent of Ohioans who smoke is on the decline.  Ohio ranks 16th in the number of primary care physicians per capita, and has an 81 percent high school graduation rate.

     
    Healthcare enrollment jumps in November
    Nearly 5,700 Ohioans have successfully picked health insurance plans through the new online marketplace Healthcare.gov.

    A report released this morning by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services details enrollment numbers as of Nov. 30.

    The data shows that more than 51,500 Ohioans submitted applications for health coverage for themselves, their spouses and children.

    Consumers face a Dec. 23 enrollment deadline if they want coverage on Jan. 1.


    Alternative medicine school planned in Vermillion
    A Chinese alternative medicine school is planning to build a campus in Northeast Ohio.

    The Prindas School submitted plans this week to the City of Vermillion.

    The school will offer college-level courses in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other alternative practices.

    The Lorain Morning Journal reports the school was drawn to Vermillion because of its safety and quaintness.


    Gun toting passenger arrested at Cleveland Hopkins
    A passenger with plans to fly to Florida this morning brought along a loaded gun to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. 

    The pistol was spotted by TSA agents.  They notified Cleveland police who made the arrest.

    The passenger’s name has not been released.


    Lawmakers target prescription drug abuse in Ohio
    Ohio lawmakers have announced a new package of bills they hope will take a bite out of the prescription painkiller problem.

    The legislators called a news conference Tuesday to talk about the bills, which were developed after a series of regional meetings about the pain-pill epidemic in Ohio.

    The bills are designed to decrease the amount of painkillers being prescribed in the medical system, prevent addicts from diverting more pills out of the medical system, and getting them effective treatment so they can recover.

    The package includes 11 different bipartisan House bills.

    Accidental overdoses from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in the state in recent years.

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