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CSS opens its integrated care clinic to the general public

It was created to provide preventative care and treatment to Community Support Services’ mental health clients, but in June, officials announced that The Margaret Clark Morgan Integrated Care Clinic would begin accepting all Summit County residents.
“Access to healthcare is a barrier that many of our clients face,&rdq ... (full story)

Column: Want to reform America's police? Look to firefighters

(THE CONVERSATION) Freddie Gray. Eric Garner. Michael Brown.
The deaths of black youth and men at the hands of police have sparked a nationwide conversation on discriminatory policing practices.
Media and the public often look to psychological explanations for discriminatory behavior, such as obvious prejudices and implicit b ... (full story)

11th District Court of Appeals: Car honking lawsuit was frivolous

A Hubbard woman who sued nearly 40 people for causing them emotional distress over honking car horns and other alleged annoyances must pay $8,250 attorney fees for frivolous conduct.
That’s according to the 11th District Court of Appeals, which upheld a Trumbull County trial court’s judgment adopting a magistrate&rsqu ... (full story)

Why a plan to lower prescription drug prices should not be piecemeal

(THE CONVERSATION) Demand for prescription medications in the U.S. is at an all time high, given that 50% of adults have at least one chronic condition, and 25% have two or more. Sixty percent of the population, and 90% of Medicare beneficiaries have taken at least one prescription medication in the past month.
Rising health care ... (full story)

How giving legal rights to nature could help reduce Lake Erie toxic algae blooms

(THE CONVERSATION) August and September are peak months for harmful blooms of algae in western Lake Erie. This year’s outbreak covered more than 620 square miles by mid-August. These blooms, which can kill fish and pets and threaten public health, are driven mainly by agricultural pollution and increasingly warm waters due to ... (full story)