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US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

The government's top doctor is taking aim at the best-selling electronic cigarette brand in the U.S., urging swift action to prevent Juul and similar vaping brands from addicting millions of teenagers.


Mercy Health Foundation recognized

Mercy Health Foundation recognized YOUNGSTOWN The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy has


Lottery stocking stuffers not for kids

Lottery, scratch-off tickets, and gambling games are not appropriate stocking stuffers for children


Health care ruling puts Republicans in quandary

A federal judge’s ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who have seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul’s core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people.


Saturday is the Obamacare open-enrollment deadline

Last year, 230,127 Ohioans signed up for health insurance through the program.


Natural Alternatives for depression

Natural Alternatives for depression BOARDMAN Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-


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YSU announces new Chipotle, Mercy Health clinic

The additions will occupy retail space adjacent to The Enclave student housing complex.


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Akron Children’s touts outpatient center

THE behavioral-health outpatient center will offer music, art and occupational therapy, along with exercise, yoga and other therapies to help youngsters under age 18 better cope with stress and trauma in their lives.


Flu shots offered

Flu shots offered AUSTINTOWN The Mahoning County District Board of Health, 50 Westchester Drive,


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Riviera Creek medical marijuana facility prepares for first orders

The company meshes science, medicine and horticulture in an ultra-secure facility just outside of downtown Youngstown.


Collect books and toys for Akron Children’s

Collect books and toys for Akron Children’s BOARDMAN From now through Dec. 21, Starbucks,


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Patients shocked, burned by device touted to treat pain

Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life.


Southwoods honored

Southwoods honored BOARDMAN The Surgical Hospital at Southwoods Health is a 2018 Pinnacle of


Boardman students learn how to “Stop the Bleed”

Nearly 200 Boardman High School students received the training credited with saving three lives in the aftermath of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27.