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JEFF ST.CLAIR / WKSU

Nearly one million Americans will have hip or knee replacement surgery this year. They’re among the fastest growing procedures in medicine.

For most people, the implants function just fine, but sometimes, that artificial knee or hip needs taken out …

And in this week’s Exploradio, we investigate what those discarded devices can tell us.

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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

University Hospitals and Kent State University are teaming up to alleviate the region’s nursing shortage.

Barbara Broome, Dean of Kent State’s College of Nursing, says the program allows senior nursing majors to do their clinical trials at University Hospital and return after graduation.

Broome says there’s a shortage of around three thousand nurses in Ohio, and these students can help fill the gap.

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Jan. 25:

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OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, November 15: 

SARAH TAYLOR / WKSU

This week, 20,000 Portage County children are taking home a resource guide aimed at fighting the addiction epidemic that has claimed nearly 200 lives in the county since 2012.

The guide was developed by the Record-Courier newspaper and features information about new efforts to treat addiction through a program developed at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna.

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