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Thanksgiving leading day for home cooking fires

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While Thanksgiving tops the charts for family and friends coming together to enjoy food and one another's company, it's also the leading day for U.S. home cooking fires. 

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Study: Drug, alcohol, and suicide deaths could double by 2025

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A new estimate projects that drug, alcohol, and suicide-related deaths could see a 60 percent increase over the next ten years.  

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19 seek medical marijuana dispensaries in Valley

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The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has received 19 applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in the Valley.

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Flu shot clinic in Austintown today

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No appointment is needed for today's flu shot clinic at the Mahoning County District Board of Health. 

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Turkey Thawing Tips

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Maybe you were driving home last night with your Thanksgiving turkey tucked safely in the car wondering when to start thawing the bird.  One day?  Two days?  “How big is it again?”  are questions we’ve all asked before.  Now, foodsafety.gov has some answers.  

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Mercy Health promotes Great American Smokeout at Eastwood Mall

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It's the third Thursday in November, and for forty-two years it's been the date for the Great American Smokeout.   

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Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

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New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure; now nearly half of US adults have it.

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Healthier diet, less salt: the recipe to beat high blood pressure

Cutting back on salt, along with following the highly recommended "DASH" diet, can beat back high blood pressure in adults, new research shows.

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