Recent News Articles
DNA repair factor linked to breast cancer may also play a role in Alzheimer’s disease
Mutant forms of breast cancer factor 1 (BRCA1) are associated with
breast and ovarian cancers but according to new findings, in the brain
the normal BRCA1 gene product may also be linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
The results, published in Nature Communications, suggest that low
levels of BRCA1 protein in the brain may contribute to dementia. The
study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Health Department's Home Health Division Recognized
he Knox County Health
Department’s Home Health Division has been recognized for its quality of
patient care. The agency is one of five agencies in Ohio to be named a 2015
HHCAHPS Honors recipient.
Exhibit Opening on Latinos in Knox County
An exhibit of photos, stories and video interviews
about Latinos who live in Knox County will be shown in December at
Kenyon College and in January at the Mount Vernon Public Library.|
EPA Reminds Ohioans of Open Burning Regulations
Burning yard waste, leaves and other debris is more than a nuisance
to neighbors. Smoke from these fires can carry chemicals and ash that
can be inhaled deeply into the lungs, causing breathing difficulties,
especially for people with lung or heart problems. Also, gases released
by open burning can corrode metal siding and damage paint on buildings.
This is why it is important to know Ohio’s open burning regulations.
Patrol reminds drivers to wear safety belts this Thanksgiving holiday
In anticipation of increased traffic during the
Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding
drivers that properly wearing a safety belt is the single most
effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Additionally,
remember to follow all traffic laws and not drive impaired.
Ohio Attorney General Offers Holiday Shopping Tips
Since January, the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section
has received more than 24,600 complaints involving a variety of issues.
Top problem areas include billing, misrepresentation, failure to
deliver, poor service or shoddy work, and refund problems.|
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