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Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

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New guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. More>>

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Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often... (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE- In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at a mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often...
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Prices for brand-name prescription medicines are still climbing, just not quite as much. More>>

Valley schools address vaping Video included

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As the new school year begins, districts are trying to figure out how to handle an increasing problem among students, the use of vaping.

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Emergency room staff prepares for chemical exposure cases Video included

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When it comes to harmful chemicals, many can be dangerous for first responders, emergency room staff, and even innocent bystanders, which is just one of the reasons why Mercy Health Youngstown has taken steps to prepare for any type of chemical exposure. 

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Governor: Ohio Medicaid lead abatement plan gets federal OK

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Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio's Department of Medicaid has received federal approval for its plan to enhance and expand Medicaid's lead abatement program. 

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Rabies vaccination baiting begins Friday in Ohio

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The bait will cover 4,825 square miles and should be completed by September 3.

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Annual event recognizes local breast cancer survivors

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It was a day of celebrating the courageous battles of local breast cancer survivors.

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US attorney seeks to block plan for supervised drug center

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A federal judge in Philadelphia is weighing whether to approve the nation's first supervised drug injection center.

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Ohioans asked to check on older adults during hot days

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With forecasts for this week calling for high temperatures and possible dangerous storms, the Ohio Department of Aging is asking people to check on older loved ones and neighbors.  

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  • Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

    Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

    Thursday, August 22 2019 8:50 PM EDT2019-08-23 00:50:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Misty Dotson hugs her son's at their home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Murray, Utah. Dotson is a 33-year-old single mother of two boys, ages 12 and 6, who goes to Planned Parenthood for care through the Title X program. Dotson is ...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Misty Dotson hugs her son's at their home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Murray, Utah. Dotson is a 33-year-old single mother of two boys, ages 12 and 6, who goes to Planned Parenthood for care through the Title X program. Dotson is ...
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Misty Dotson hugs her son's at their home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Murray, Utah. Dotson is a 33-year-old single mother of two boys, ages 12 and 6, who goes to Planned Parenthood for care through the Title X program. Dotson is ...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Misty Dotson hugs her son's at their home Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, in Murray, Utah. Dotson is a 33-year-old single mother of two boys, ages 12 and 6, who goes to Planned Parenthood for care through the Title X program. Dotson is ...
    Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout over its decision to quit family planning program.More >>
    Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout over its decision to quit family planning program.More >>
  • Spain posts international health alert for listeria outbreak

    Spain posts international health alert for listeria outbreak

    Thursday, August 22 2019 8:41 PM EDT2019-08-23 00:41:43 GMT
    Spain issues international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected more than 150 people and killed one woman.More >>
    Spain issues international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected more than 150 people and killed one woman.More >>
  • Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment

    Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment

    Thursday, August 22 2019 8:41 PM EDT2019-08-23 00:41:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). FILE - In this March 13, 2019 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal health officials are proposing to update 1970s-e...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). FILE - In this March 13, 2019 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal health officials are proposing to update 1970s-e...
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). FILE - In this March 13, 2019 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal health officials are proposing to update 1970s-e...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). FILE - In this March 13, 2019 file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar testifies before a House Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Federal health officials are proposing to update 1970s-e...
    Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment in an effort to promote coordinated care.More >>
    Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment in an effort to promote coordinated care.More >>
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