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Flu-related hospitalizations rise in the Valley

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The number of people hospitalized because of the flu continues to rise in the Valley. 

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Lisbon's Steel Trolley Diner closed for health violations

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Lisbon's iconic Steel Trolley Diner is closed until owners correct health code violations issued by the Columbiana County Board of Health. 

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Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

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Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel. 

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IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu

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IV bag shortage has hospitals scrambling to treat flu. More>>

YSU launches 'Walk with a Doc' health program

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Youngstown State University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is launching "Walk with a Doc" at Southern Park Mall this month to help encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. 

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Hundreds of water fixtures in Ohio schools found with lead

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Tests on drinking fountains and faucets in Ohio's older schools over the past year and a half have found that about 10 percent had elevated levels of lead in the water.

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Pennsylvania gives approval to first medical pot dispensary

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The Pennsylvania Health Department says it's given the state's first all-clear for a medical marijuana dispensary to begin providing the drug, once it's available from a licensed grower.

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