Urban Meyer Opens Up About Health Problems He’s Dealing With

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Over the last several weeks, questions about Urban Meyer’s health have gotten louder. During Ohio State’s game against Indiana earlier this year, cameras caught Meyer kneeling on the sideline.Meyer came out and addressed the concerns about his health saying he was dealing with a “cyst” that led to severe headaches. Following the game to Indiana and a loss to Purdue, there were reports of “friction” within the Ohio State football program.On Tuesday, Meyer spoke with Yahoo Sports in order to clear up any concern about his health.“Over the last few years, I’ve felt better and, with the help of my doctors, learned to manage it and monitor it with medication,” Meyer said in a phone interview. “I’m optimistic that this time won’t be any different.”Meyer was also asked about his future with the Buckeyes. According to Yahoo Sports, Meyer plans to remain with the program.He reiterated to Yahoo Sports that he has no plans to step down at Ohio State, but wanted to be fully transparent about his health issues to alleviate questions about his future. “I just want people to know what’s going on,” Meyer said. “I’ve been dealing with this for several years.”It looks like Meyer isn’t concerned about his health moving forward and plans to be a part of the Buckeyes moving forward.Next up for Ohio State is a chance to get back on track against Nebraska this weekend.[Yahoo Sports]last_img read more

Bluegreen Algae in Kings County

first_imgResidents and visitors in the Lumsden Dam area of Kings Co. are advised that blooms of blue-green algae have been spotted in Lumsden Pond. The blue-green algae blooms are naturally occurring but can produce toxins. Boiling the water will not eliminate potential toxins. Contact with the water should be avoided to prevent potential health risks. People should not drink the water, use it to prepare or cook food, or use it to brush teeth. Recreational use, bathing and showering are not advised. Direct contact with toxins from the algae can cause skin and eye irritation. People who have ingested water containing toxins from blue-green algae may experience stomach ache, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. If symptoms persist after a few days, consult a health-care provider. Pets and other animals should not drink or swim in the water. More information is available at http://www.gov.ns.ca/nse/water/docs/BlueGreenAlgae.pdf and http://novascotia.ca/dhw/environmental/blue-green-algae.asplast_img read more