Health + Wellness :
Cincinnati In The News
Over the past few weeks, Cincinnati has made headlines for the number of drug overdoses occurring within Hamilton County. A number of the overdoses aren't just from heroin, but from something even more dangerous.
A new report studies the effects of walkable places on the wealth and equity of U.S. metro areas, rating Cincinnati #18 of the 30 metros studied and ranking it in the "lower-middle walkable urbanism" tier.
A fascinating article from Wired about building a bike-friendly urban culture doesn't specifically mention Cincinnati, but its findings and recommendations definitely apply to us.
Better Doctors website ranked the 50 largest U.S. cities according to four criteria for health, from general fitness to the number of physicians per 1,000 residents; Cincinnati is #4.
LISC's national website has a feature story "Rebuilding, Artfully, in Kentucky" covering the transformative work its Cincinnati office has done in Covington in partnership with the Center for Great Neighborhoods.
Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, two months out of office, has launched a campaign to try to stop his successor, Gov. Matt Bevin, from dismantling the health care initiatives he enacted.
The Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University provides a peek at the top 10 urban innovations happening around the world right now, from an internet of freshwater pipes to local sharing economies.
Forbes Travel Guide is bragging on Cincinnati for our up-and-coming food scene, beer and bourbon heritage, an explosion of hipness and easy access to luxurious hotels and high-end experiences.
Martin J. Blank, President of the Institute for Educational Leadership, writes about Oyler School's role in the transformation of Lower Price Hill in a Huffington Post blog post titled "What Happens When a Crack House Becomes an Early Childhood Learning Center?"
Gizmodo offers a little insight into modern urban life by citing a recent study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology that basically confirms city birds are meaner than country birds.
U.S. News & World Report released its ninth annual rankings of U.S. pediatric hospitals, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center was recognized as #3 overall, finishing in the top 10 in all 10 specialties.
Pest-control experts Orkin release a list each spring of the 20 worst mosquito cities in the U.S., and thankfully the latest list doesn't include Cincinnati.
Cincinnati government affairs guru Chip Gerhardt pushed the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life) Act last week, allowing people with disabilities to set up tax-free savings accounts to cover housing, transportation and other expenses.
At Moriah Pie in Norwood, Ohio, Erin and Robert Lockridge serve homemade pizza and diners pay what they can.
Cincinnati is ranked 45th among the 70 largest cities with the highest share of bicycle commuters.