Friday, January 11 2013 11:38 PM EST2013-01-12 04:38:08 GMT
Ohio health authorities revealed on Friday that a child has died from flu complications. This is the first flu-related child death in the state. There were no child deaths reported in Ohio last year. Nationwide,Full Story >
Many parents have been bringing their kids to the doctor, in the midst of one of the worst outbreaks in several years.Full Story >
Wednesday, January 9 2013 5:43 PM EST2013-01-09 22:43:42 GMT
If your workplace is anything like ours, chances are you know someone who has the flu or maybe it's you. A new Facebook app may not be able to determine who gave you the sniffles but it can help determineFull Story >
A new Facebook app may not be able to determine who gave you the sniffles but it can help determine who your sick friends are.Full Story >
Monday, January 7 2013 6:13 PM EST2013-01-07 23:13:00 GMT
Health officials revealed this flu season has become one of the worst outbreaks in several years. During the last week of December 2012, flu cases were widespread in 41 states. To date, seven people inFull Story >
Health officials revealed this flu season has become one of the worst outbreaks in several years.Full Story >
Friday, January 4 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-01-05 02:56:20 GMT
A Campbell County man died from complications to the flu on Friday. According to the Northern Kentucky Health Department, he had a number of underlying medical conditions. This is the first reported deathFull Story >
A Campbell County man died from complications to the flu on Friday. According to the Northern Kentucky Health Department, he had a number of underlying medical conditions. This is the first reported death from the virus in Northern Kentucky this season.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:36:56 GMT
The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...Full Story >
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:18:50 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power...Full Story >
A New York soccer club is trying to stop the spread of flu by not allowing kids to high five each other.
We spoke to the Highlands Middle School basketball team to see what they thought about a high five ban.
Most felt a high five is a natural reaction to congratulating a team member, but their coach says a lot of kids have been out sick this year, and it may be one way to keep them healthier.
Whether it's to pump up your team or congratulate a player, the high five has been around for a long time. So does a pediatrician think banning the high five would keep our kids healthier?
"It's interesting. Not necessarily a bad thing," said Dr. Jess Drasnin, pediatrician at ESD Pediatric Group. "I do think it's a little bit of overkill, personally. Then you're going to ban the door knobs? You're going to put gloves on to open the door and to touch anything? We can't live in a bubble."
Dr. Drasnin said it would decrease the transfer of germs, but not enough to significantly decrease your risk.
In Fort Thomas, Coach Mike Herald thinks it may not be such a bad idea.
"I think it's good," said the basketball coach of 35 years. "I don't think it's going too far no. Anything you can do to keep your kids healthy and active, I don't see the downside to it. I don't see anything magic about a high five that enhances anything that couldn't be done other ways."
So what do the "experts" have to say?
"I think we should be able to give high fives because it's like a tradition," said Ryan Leigh, member of the Highlands Middles School basketball team.
"Players should be able to high five when you make a good play," agreed Will Salmon.
"I think they should not ban high fives because it's a way to get your team pumped up," echoed Ben Sisson.
One of the players understood the decision.
"There are lots of other ways you can give your team support besides high five," explained Brandon Finn.
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >