Wellness Wednesday: Reducing Heroin Use, Uterus Transplant, Anti-Tobacco Campaign
In Ohio, heroin overdoses have almost tripled in the last three years. A new reduction program, called Safe Point, is aimed at creating a needle-exchange program that prevents infectious diseases among users and creates a safe and respectful place for addicts and their families.
Surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic are preparing for the first ever uterus transplant performed in the U.S. Also, the Ohio Department of Health has launched an anti-tobacco campaign to help veterans stop smoking.
- Peggy Anderson, Chief Operating Officer at AIDS Resource Center Ohio
- Denise Grady, Health Reporter at The New York Times
- Mandy Burkett, Chief of the Ohio Health Department Tobacco Program
This show originally aired on November 18, 2015 at 11 a.m.