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Wellness Wednesday: Surgery can help shorter people grow taller

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There's a surgery available that can help some people get more height, but it costs thousands of dollars.

Whether it’s hanging upside down from an inversion rack or sneaking lifts into your shoes, many people, mostly men, have longed to be taller.

And why not? Studies suggest taller men and women are seen as smarter, more affluent and more likely to be leaders, but what lengths would you go for an extra couple of inches?

There's a surgery available that can help lengthen one's limbs.

One out of every five Ohioans has a mental health challenge that negatively affects their day-to-day functioning.

And the state would like to know more about why. That’s why the state is donating millions of dollars to a new research study called SOAR.

Four out of five patients who suffer from autoimmune diseases such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are women.

Now, researchers may have discovered a clue to a biological mystery that has baffled scientists for decades.


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