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Local officials will critique response to ebola scare last fall

Use information to develop an ebola response plan

Flu hospitalizations up threefold in 2014-15 season, but no pediatric deaths

Vaccine effectiveness diminished for Influenza A, but "nailed" Influenza B

2015 financial campaign to kick-off in June

Help Hotline earns two major accreditations

Service, with a focus on children, and fellowship keep them going

Youngstown Kiwanis was the 15th club organized

Doctor says it is faster, more accurate and less frustrating

St. Joseph Warren Hospital testing electronic medical-record technology

Software recognizes user's voice in 20 minutes

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Lowellville native recounts VE-, VJ Days, loss of war buddy

An unidentified newspaper boy hawked newspapers in downtown Youngstown on VE Day. Streets around the country were jammed with people cheering the news of the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945.

Local marine retracts Purple Heart claim

Former Marine Anthony T. Kolat Jr.’s undocumented claim that he received a Purple Heart in connection with the Oct. 23, 1983, barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon cost him his affiliation with a local Veterans of Foreign War post.

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Berlin Center veteran remembers Saigon evacuation

Vietnam War Air Force veteran Norman A. Paul was a helicopter flight mechanic and door gunner who participated in the evacuation of Saigon on April 30, 1975.

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Trumbull 4-year-old needs liver; Campbell son saves dad

Jamie, 4, of Trumbull County, who has been in the custody of the county’s Children Services since a few months after birth, is in critical condition with biliary atresia in a Pittsburgh hospital, waiting for a desperately needed live liver donor. April is National Donate Life Month when local, regional and national activities occur to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives or been saved through the gift of organ donation.

Grandson of slave, Anthony Lariccia, late Joanie Abdu to receive award

ACTION awards banquet-fundraiser is Thursday.

Individuals have little power to effect poverty, access to medical care, experts say

Systems and institutions affect people’s lives more than individual choices, especially as it applies to infant mortality, the speakers contended.

10th annual Pinwheels event recognizes April as Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels for Prevention

1,352 reported cases of child abuse and neglect in Mahoning County in 2014

The 2015 Walk MS is Saturday is Saturday at the Scrappers Stadium in Niles

Canfield woman says having MS has made her a stronger person

More women than men are afflicted by MS

Navigator hired to monitor treatment to avoid kids falling through the cracks

Navigator sees growing preference of agencies to work as teams to meet mental health clients needs

Trumbull disabilities board has no plans to close workshops

By WILLIAM K. ALCORN alcorn@vindy.com NILES Edward Stark, superintendent of the Trumbull

Boardman woman diagnosed with colorectal cancer now cancer-free

Early detection is the key to survival says Northside Medical Center surgeon

Youngstown VA clinic offers quality care, but more space is needed, vets say

Plans are in the works to expand the Belmont Avenue facility.

River Valley Health Partners (RVHP) looks elsewhere for partner

Mercy Health: No single factor or action led to the decision

Mercy Health St. E’s adding to mental health units

Behavioral Health Center of Excellence to open in January 2016

Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley leads local Safe Kids

Goal is to reduce unintentional childhood injuries

One quarter of Ohio counties lack OB/GYN physicians

Sen. Brown says access to maternal care key to healthier moms and babies

Expects to receive $40,000-$45,000 from ODH for 18-month project

Mahoning and Trumbull county health officials to partner

Citywide baby shower planned in Youngstown

A citywide baby shower, the first of a nationwide series of baby showers sponsored by United Healthcare, will help kick off 2015 Youngstown Minority Health Month events here Saturday.

Youngstown Community School to host pilot program

Mikael Jennings, 6, and Alyssa Brown, 5, both of Youngstown, were part of a group of Youngstown Community School students who performed Monday at a United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley news conference announcing its new early childhood initiative, Success After 6. Their school is the site for the pilot program.

The six-week Live Healthy Live Well spring program begins March 30

Program aimed at working adults

Men must be sober 30 days to get into North Side addiction-recovery facility

The goal is to help people in recovery develop skills to be self-sufficient

Red Cross aims to raise $250K this weekend through interactive program

Volunteers use the scripted, interactive, multimedia tool with little training

Senator spoke at Akron Children's Hospital Mahoning Valley

Brown urges Congress to extend program’s funding

Joined by parents whose children benefitted from the health care program

Veterans council honors Revetti, Greenwood

Greenwood provided free vehicle care to deployed NG dependents

Girl Scout cookies delivered to Warren area troops Friday

Canfield area Troops get theirs today

Ortenzio attends Navy Reserve celebration at Pentagon

Dr. Joseph A. Ortenzio Jr., a retired chiropractor and Navy Reserve senior chief petty officer, and his wife, Nancy, were among some 100 people from around the country invited to attend the kickoff of the Navy Reserve Centennial celebration at the Pentagon March 2.

YDC employees, families of residents to testify at Columbus hearing

Sister says her brother, at YDC 29 years, has the mentality of a 3-year-old, is nonverbal, autistic and has obsessive-compulsive disorder, developmental delays and behavior outbursts that are well-managed at YDC. He would not survive someplace else, she said.

Dr. Rodney Hill asked to provide expertise on black infant mortality

Panel seeking information to influence state policy on the issue

Celebrates life of Hubbard girl killed in auto accident April 4, 2003

Helps parents stay close to their lost daughter

NO MORE PSA campaign asks employers to get involved

Victim: Domestic violence is about control through intimidation and fear

Direct services prohibited by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicaid waivers lead to elimination of jobs for challenged workers

Medicaid waivers are at the heart of the change

Youngstown Minority Health director is Leigh Greene-Colvin

Citywide baby shower and community health fair planned

Carolyn Givens is former head of state addiction dept.

Says brain illnesses are treatable

Mahoning Valley United Way exceeds $2.6 million goal

The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley raised the most money since the economic recession hit.

But that is likely to change when vacations start

Fewer parents getting their children immunized

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Transitional housing helps homeless women recover

Women and children largest percentage of people in poverty

Involves using SBIRT, a behavioral health screening process

Called fifth vital sign check for primary care physicians

RNs updated Thursday on status of talks

YGDNA negotiating team authority to extend talks or issue strike notice

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Organizations sought to run food and funds drives

15,000 people a week seek food at Food Bank member agencies

Proceeds go to Brodell Relay for Life/optical services for children in need

Tickets purchased in advance are $10

Canadian vet’s WWI medals find home with grandson in Poland

Canadian vet who found medals wanted them to go to a direct descendent

Getting flu shot still worthwhile, though cases tapering off here

Peak came early this year/traditionally occurs Valentine Day weekend

Youngstown Developmental Center to close in June 2017

Staff report AUSTINTOWN The Youngstown Developmental Center is slated for closure in two years.

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