• Study: Kids in poor districts learn just as much
    by By JENNIFER SMOLA GateHouse Media Ohio on October 20, 2019 at 10:57 am

    Even though disadvantaged students in poorer school districts might earn lower test scores than those in wealthier districts, students in both settings are learning just as much, according to a new study from researchers at Ohio State University. The research challenges the traditional notions that performance gaps between such districts are a product of the schools themselves, researchers said. "What our results suggest is that that story is probably not accurate," [...]

  • Ohio seniors have options for Medicare Part D drug plans
    by By Betty Lin-Fisher GateHouse Media Ohio on October 20, 2019 at 3:21 am

    AKRON — Ohio seniors who are shopping for a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan can choose from 28 plans for 2020.The annual open enrollment for optional Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans started Oct. 15 and continues through Dec. 7 for coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2020. Supplemental plans also are available for Medicare enrollees, though there is not an annual open enrollment period for these options.For previous stories about Medicare [...]

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  • INVESTIGATION: Airlines damage thousands of wheelchairs
    by By Jayme Fraser, GateHouse Media on October 20, 2019 at 3:21 am

    After a United Airlines flight three years ago, Isabelle Briar ripped open her thumb as she pushed her wheelchair away from the gate. The airline had cracked the metal grip ring, leaving a sharp, protruding shard.The same airline ignored Cindy Otis’ complaint about damage to her power chair in 2006, responding weeks later and only after she had an attorney write a letter threatening to sue.In 2017, U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, boarded a flight hours [...]

  • FOR YOUR HEALTH: Unraveling the confusion around mammograms
    by By STEVEN BALDRIDGE Samaritan Medical Center on October 20, 2019 at 3:21 am

    We all thought technology was supposed to make our lives simpler, yet it seems that every topic we can think of gets more complicated with technology. If you pay attention to health news, especially during October, mammograms and breast health are constant topics of conversation. When we introduce new imaging techniques such as 3D mammography and ABUS for "dense breasts" to the conversation, it can get a bit more confusing. What are these newer types of breast imaging and do you need one of [...]