Mark Heyne

Cincinnati Edition Host

Mark Heyne hosts Cincinnati Edition Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm.

Heyne's journalism experience in Greater Cincinnati spans more than 20 years and includes positions with WLW, WHIO, WMOH and Traffic Watch/News Watch. He has received awards from the Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, The Press Club of Ohio, and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists.

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Sending or reading a text, eating food, searching for a station on your car radio or a song on your iPod – these can all draw your attention away from the road while you're driving. Distracted driving is a deadly behavior that leads to about 5,000 deaths every year, about 16 percent of all fatal car crashes, according to federal estimates. Teenage drivers are the most affected by this, being distracted about a quarter of the time while behind the wheel.

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Social Security plays a big role in the retirement plans of millions of Americans, yet many people don't have the faintest idea of how it works. A recent survey by Mass Mutual showed what the insurance company called a "concerning knowledge deficiency about Social Security retirement benefits." The survey included a 10-question true/false quiz about this key source of retirement income that only 28 percent of the respondents were able to pass.

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While going gluten-free may seem like a trend for some, it’s a necessary precaution for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Gluten – found in wheat proteins, rye, barley and triticale – causes inflammation in the small intestines of those who suffer from the immune disorder or have gluten-sensitivity. Eating a gluten-free diet helps to control these symptoms and any associated discomfort.

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Breastfeeding is a personal choice that has some known health benefits for the baby and mother; however, it can draw strong opinions from family, friends and the public. Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) – a special supplemental nutrition program for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk – can help low-income women with breastfeeding education, nutritional needs and overall health.

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Those with disabilities may have a more difficult time finding work, establishing housing and fitting into a community. Programs such as Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD) help with all of those needs. This allows for individuals to live the lives they want without their disabilities getting in the way.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we discuss the people, stories and events affecting the Tri-state. This week we look at the upcoming Kentucky primary races, the political landscape in Ohio now that Governor Kasich has suspended his presidential bid and Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee and the very real possibility Ohio will legalize medical marijuana.

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The practice of nursing has evolved dramatically since the 1970s. Nurses have long been at the forefront of patient care, and changes in demographics, technology and our healthcare systems during the last 50 years have required nurses to take on an even greater role in patient treatment and health management.

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Humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine, who specializes in indigenous peoples worldwide, uses her powerful images and intimate portrayals to elevate awareness of social causes such as modern slavery. The United Nations estimates there are approximately 27 to 30 million individuals caught in the slave trade industry today.

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According to the Identity Theft Research Center, more than 178 million records on Americans were exposed in cyberattacks last year. Hackers target both personal users and the data systems of large corporations to steal information for use in other criminal activities, to ransom back to the owner, or to further some ideological cause.

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According to U.S.  Department of Justice, more than 600,000 individuals return to American neighborhoods after serving time in federal and state prisons, and another 11.4 million cycle through local jails. One of the main challenges these individuals face in their reentry to society is finding employment; many businesses are reluctant to hire former offenders.

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