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Peer support: how ordinary Ohioans are helping others break mental health barriers
PUB: Eye On Ohio
February 4, 2022
Four years ago, Rondye Brown reached “the darkest place” in his life. Feeling trapped in an endless cycle of crime, prison and substance abuse, Brown decided on what he believed to be his best solution.
Breathing easier in Cleveland: How Tighter Standards Could Change the City’s Air Quality Issues
While running for Cleveland City Council Ward 3 seat last year, Ayat Amin spent a lot of time canvassing neighborhoods and talking to residents about environmental issues.
The Rising Tide of ‘An Ocean in My Bones’
February 20, 2023
On Feb. 4 and 5, the world premiere of An Ocean in My Bones took place in the crowded gymnasium of the Mobile County Training School in Alabama, with more than 700 people from Alabama and around the country filled the space to capacity both nights.
To fix heart conditions, a company is using gene therapy plus patient voices
March 9, 2023
As gene therapies and small molecule drugs are being studied in clinical trials, companies increasingly see the value in hiring patients to help explain the potential benefits.
$1.25 million Edna House expansion fills recovery gap, adds long-term housing
August 16, 2022
Several years ago, the team running The Edna House for Women realized they had a significant gap in the recovery services they have been providing since 2003 to women struggling with alcoholism or substance use disorder.
Researchers Get Closer to Gene Editing Treatment for Cardiovascular Disease
April 21, 2022
Later this year, Verve Therapeutics of Cambridge, Ma., will initiate Phase 1 clinical trials to test VERVE-101, a new medication that, if successful, will employ gene editing to significantly reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, or LDL.
New gene therapy helps patients with rare disease. One mother wouldn’t have it any other way.
July 19, 2022
Three years ago, Jordan Janz of Consort, Alberta, knew his gene therapy treatment for cystinosis was working when his hair started to darken.
Ahead of the Curve: Anisfield-Wolf Award Founder Championed Diversity a Century Ago
PUB: ASJA Magazine
How Genetic Testing and Targeted Treatments Are Helping More Cancer Patients Survive
February 18, 2022
Scientists are studying cancer genomes to more precisely diagnose their patients’ diseases – offering hope for targeted drug treatments.
Neighborhood Family Practice builds trust to vaccinate near west side’s marginalized communities
PUB: The Land
December 21, 2021
Neighborhood Family Practice earned one of the Ohio Commission on Hispanic Latino Affairs’ Nuestra Familia Awards “for winning the trust of Latino families and building relationships that lead to better health outcomes” last month, crowning the local healthcare company’s consistent efforts to serve Cleveland’s marginalized communities.
Cleveland working to promote convenient access to healthy foods in neighborhoods
PUB: The Land
February 22, 2022
In late January, Cleveland City Council unanimously approved restrictions on where new small-box retail stores can be located. To slow the proliferation of dollar stores, the recent legislation prohibits them from being built or opened within two miles of an existing discount store.
A New Stem Cell Therapy Provides Hope to Patients with Blood Cancer
June 11, 2021
Stacey Khoury felt more fatigued and out of breath than she was used to from just walking up the steps to her job in retail jewelry sales in Nashville, Tennessee. By the time she got home, she was more exhausted than usual, too.
The WWII-era scientist who revolutionized cancer research—despite the Nazis
PUB: Johns Hopkins University
June 4, 2021
In his new book, ‘Ravenous,’ Johns Hopkins faculty member Sam Apple explains how Nobel laureate Otto Warburg’s once disregarded cancer metabolism research has undergone a major resurgence.
Ensure Honey Bee Health By Managing Healthy Colonies
PUB: Honey Colony
May 27, 2020
Ridding bee colonies of Varroa mites is key, but keepers must take a holistic approach to maintain thriving hives. With colony collapse disorder (CCD) decimating significant numbers of hives every year, research scientists and beekeepers continue their search for solutions.
A day in the life of a Cleveland Food Bank truck driver during COVID-19
PUB: The Land
June 4, 2020
Despite the fact his asthma designated him high-risk and he could have stayed home during the COVID-19 pandemic, John Daniel “JD” Aylward chose to continue driving a delivery truck for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank (GCFB).
Covid-19 and crime accelerate economic struggles in Mt. Pleasant neighborhood
PUB: The Land
September 8, 2020
Bullet holes peppering the aluminum entrance to the Southern Café East hint at the sobering story of distress tormenting the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Owner and Executive Chef Tony Fortner, who has invested in the community only to find his opportunity for success stymied by Covid-19, currently finds himself living a nightmare that’s far from finished.
Cleveland’s Salvation Army faces the challenges of rescuing sex trafficking survivors
PUB: The Land
October 12, 2020
Since 2018, the Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland has run a facility downtown dedicated to helping human trafficking victims. Yet now, although the residence remains full and there is an increase in demand due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the unit is fighting to remain open for the long-term.
Fighting to open closed doors: how advocates stepped up efforts to help sex trafficking survivors in a world where hiding victims is easier than ever
January 14, 2021
For women survivors of sex trafficking struggling to make ends meet, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already desperate situation. Funding programs to support them have shifted to more urgent crisis funding— to house and feed the homeless, for example.
Featured: Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism | How has Ohio Stepped Up Measures to Combat Sexual Violence?
PUB: Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism
For one Ohio trafficking victim, the opening of the accredited rape crisis center at the YWCA Dayton last year proved crucial to quelling her inner demons, which lingered long after the physical pain subsided.
Cover Story: The Christian Science Monitor: “Cleveland uses literature to empower youth, overcome social divides
PUB: Christian Science Monitor
By welcoming and engaging its citizens from all corners through literature, the city is spawning discussions that could help it tackle tough social issues from homelessness to substance abuse. At a long conference table on the east side of Cleveland, Daniel Gray-Kontar listens closely as one of his students, a high school senior, starts to read her latest poem.
History Magazine: Prelude to Victory
PUB: History Magazine
In December of 1944, Frederick C. Crawford, president of Thompson Products, Inc., an automotive and aviation parts manufacturer in Cleveland, stepped out of an airplane in Cherbourg, France.