Randy Tucker

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Reporter for Cox Media Group Ohio covering health care

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Hospital readmissions decline in Ohio

The rate of hospital readmissions in Ohio fell dramatically over the past five years, corresponding with Affordable Care Act initiatives designed to reduce avoidable hospital stays, new federal data shows.From 2010 to 2015, the 30-day hospital readmission rate tracked by Medicare fell by 10.6 percent in Ohio, which tied with ...

Obesity rates fall in Ohio for first time in decade

Obesity rates remained high in most of the country last year, but many Ohioans shed a few pounds — driving down the statewide rate for adults for the first time in more than a decade, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.If the rate continues to ...

Ohio obesity drops first time in decade

The obesity rate for Ohio adults fell for the first time in more than a decade last year, dropping nearly 3 full percentage points to 29.8 percent from 32.6 percent, according to a new study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Ohio now has the 26th highest adult obesity rate ...

Consumers in Ohio and the rest of the nation are on pace to rack up a record $1 trillion in credit card debt by the end of the year, according to a recent report, raising concerns that many Americans have forgotten the hard lessons of the 2008 financial crisis that forced many consumers into bankruptcy.

Consumer debt nearing dangerous levels

Consumers in Ohio and the rest of the nation are on pace to rack up a record $1 trillion in credit card debt by the end of the year, according to a recent report, raising concerns that many Americans have forgotten the hard lessons of the 2008 financial crisis that ...

Ohio’s unemployment rate edged down to 4.7 percent last month from 4.8 percent in July even as employers statewide shed 2,000 jobs, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services reported Friday.

Ohio jobless rate down, but hiring hits a wall

Ohio’s unemployment rate edged down to 4.7 percent last month from 4.8 percent in July even as employers statewide shed 2,000 jobs, the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services reported Friday.Last month’s jobless rate was slightly higher than the state rate for Ohio a year ago, 4.6 percent, but ...

In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, a UPS worker pulls a container full of packages across a floor embedded with casters at Worldport in Louisville, Ky. 

Job hunting? UPS to hire 95,000 seasonal workers for the holidays

United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it plans to hire about 95,000 seasonal and part-time workers to support the surge in business expected during the upcoming holiday shopping season. The Sandy Springs, Georgia-based package-delivery giant said it expects to hire primarily package handlers, drivers and driver-helpers to help with the annual holiday ...

CareSource president and CEO Pamela Morris. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

CareSource to pick up nearly 40,000 new customers

Downtown Dayton-based CareSource will pick up nearly 40,000 new customers next year as a result of the decisions by Aetna, UnitedHealthcare and other major health carriers to exit federal health insurance marketplaces in Ohio and Indiana, company officials said Tuesday.CareSource President and CEO Pamela Morris said she was informed Friday ...

Local hiring outlook dims, but wages increasing

Area job seekers can expect slightly weaker hiring prospects over the next three months but also slightly higher wages, based on survey data and government figures released Tuesday. Local employers said they expect to hire at a slower pace in the fourth quarter with 24 percent of them planning to ...

E-commerce to drive holiday hiring as brick-and-mortar fade continues

Most major retailers have already begun gearing up for the all-important holiday shopping season, posting help-wanted ads for part-time and seasonal workers on their websites or pre-registering applicants for holiday jobs. And similar to previous years, hiring patterns are likely to follow the retail industry’s continued swing toward e-commerce, where ...

Teams of various ages and communities take the field at the Dayton World Soccer Games.

Head injuries spike for youth soccer players

The rate of head injuries for youth soccer players increased 1,600 percent from 1990 through 2014, according to a new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.>> RELATED: Concussion issues linger as more diagnosed>> RELATED: Violent hit to Bengals player ...

 
 

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