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Take care, be aware of school buses, kids

With most of the state’s more than two million school-aged children back in school this time of year, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants motorists to Take Care, Be Aware of the buses and children returning to the state’s roadways – especially during morning rush hour.

ODOT’s analysis of statewide traffic data shows that 1,828 crashes on Ohio roadways last year involved school buses, including nine fatalities.

In addition to school buses returning to the roads, more parents will be back in route to schools. In Ohio, it’s estimated that only half of school-aged children ride a bus to school, but a growing number of students are often driven to school in a private vehicle.


The Northwest Ohio-Southeast Michigan Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition will hold its 5th annual “Break the Silence” walk to benefit ovarian cancer awareness and research Sept. 19 in Toledo.

One of a number of walks taking place to help in an ongoing national awareness campaign, the Toledo walk will be held at the University of Toledo Medical Center Health Sciences Campus, 3000 Arlington Ave. Participants are encouraged to provide additional support through pledges.

Check-in and open registration will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies and a group survivor photo. The walk will begin at 10 a.m.

The event will also include a survivor tent, a health fair, food, beverages and entertainment. Additionally, gift baskets will be raffled and awards will be presented to the top three individuals and the top teams that raise the most money in pledges and donations.


President, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Because women expect to gain weight while they are pregnant, some think of pregnancy as a time when it’s okay to indulge all cravings and add on pounds with abandon. But how much weight you put on does make a difference, and gaining too much can cause both short- and long-term health consequences for you and your baby.

Excess weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of conditions such as preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy) and gestational diabetes, especially in women who are overweight or obese at the start of pregnancy. It can also raise the risk of cesarean delivery.

In the long term, the more weight you gain while you’re pregnant, the more you have to lose after the baby is born, and the more likely that the extra weight will become permanent. This retained pregnancy weight can contribute to a higher future risk of heart disease, diabetes, and other health problems.


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