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Today is the deadline for opting out of possible opioid settlement

Today is the deadline for opting out of possible opioid settlement

“We need to bring this litigation to closure; we need to get the compensation where it's needed to treat the people who are addicted,” an attorney said.
Study: Flavored products increase likelihood of future tobacco use

Study: Flavored products increase likelihood of future tobacco use

E-cigarettes or vaping products have contributed to more than 2,000 cases of lung injury in the U.S., according to the CDC. 
Is medicinal marijuana effective in treating mental health conditions?

Is medicinal marijuana effective in treating mental health conditions?

A recent study did not find compelling evidence for using any type of marijuana for mental health treatment. 
It's flu vaccination season: Is your family protected?

It's flu vaccination season: Is your family protected?

In Mahoning County, call the Public Health Department's Nursing Division at 330-270-2855, ext. 125, to make an appointment for a flu shot.
Ohioans show strong support for vaccination requirement

Ohioans show strong support for vaccination requirement

However, as Mahoning Matters reported last month, 12 Mahoning Valley schools have vaccination rates that fall under 80 percent.
Governor signs bill to make Ohio amusement rides safer

Governor signs bill to make Ohio amusement rides safer

The legislation is named after a boy who died in a ride accident at the Ohio State Fair two years ago.
Study: Social causes resonate with younger generations

Study: Social causes resonate with younger generations

Gun safety dropped off the list of top social issues for 2019.
'Invisible' Ohio veterans soon may have their own observance

'Invisible' Ohio veterans soon may have their own observance

The number of female veterans is growing while the overall number of veterans is decreasing.
State Senate has hearing on Rulli-sponsored plastic bag bill

State Senate has hearing on Rulli-sponsored plastic bag bill

The legislation would preempt local governments from banning or taxing single-use plastic bags.
Children with epilepsy need information, emotional support

Children with epilepsy need information, emotional support

Between 30 to 50 percent of people with epilepsy also suffer from depression.