Youngstown News, Fewer Ohio Teenagers Use Painkillers, Heroin, Health Dept. Reports

to 3 p.m. During the six-week course, residents learn police policies and procedures, tour the county jail, have a police ride-along, train on use of deadly force in a shoot, not shoot simulated scenario, and hear remarks from Warrens administrators and police chief. The academy has operated since October 2011 and has trained more than 300 people. Upward Bound gets $249K to aid teens YOUNGSTOWN Youngstown State Universitys Upward Bound program, which helps Youngstown city high-school students prepare for college, has received a $249,000 grant to continue the program for 2014-15. The federal Upward Bound program, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary, is designed to help low-income and/or first generation, college-bound high school students graduate from high school, enroll in and succeed in post-secondary education. Two thirds of the participants are from families whose income are below 150 percent of the federal poverty level and in which neither parent graduated from college. Since its start in 1998, YSUs Upward Bound has served nearly 250 students. YSUs Upward Bound has a 97 percent high school graduation rate.
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Health Fair 11 invites you to get ‘checked out’ at the Minnesota State Fair

Post to Facebook Health Fair 11 invites you to get ‘checked out’ at the Minnesota State Fair Health Fair 11 provides a healthy option for people attending the Minnesota State Fair. Check out this story on kare11.com: http://www.kare11.com/story/news/health/healthfair-11/2014/08/11/llow-cost-health-screenings-at-the-minnesota-state-fair/13891211/ CancelSend A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Health Fair 11 invites you to get ‘checked out’ at the Minnesota State Fair What’s new in KARE 11 Health Fair building – Renee Tessman reports. KARE KARE 10:39 p.m. EDT August 22, 2014 Find free or low-cost health screenings at the Minnesota State Fair. (Photo: kare11) 42 CONNECT 2 TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENTEMAILMORE Health Fair 11 at the Fair is proud to offer a 14th year of free and low-cost health checks, along with health education and information.
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Health official says two dead from Ebola in Congo | Fox News

Eight samples were taken from Djera, located in the Boende region of Congo’s northwest Equateur province, and two of them came back positive, Felix Kabange Numbi said on state television Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Congolese officials believe Ebola has killed 13 people in the region, including five health workers, Kabange said. He said 11 people were sick and in isolation and that 80 contacts were being traced. “This epidemic has nothing to do with the one additional reading in West Africa,” Kabange said. This is the seventh outbreak of Ebola in Congo. The disease was first discovered there in 1976. “The experience acquired during the six previous epidemics of Ebola will contribute to the containing of this illness,” Kabange said. Boende is the region where the World Health Organization said an outbreak of hemorrhagic gastroenteritis has killed 70 people in recent weeks. The WHO said last week those deaths were not Ebola-related, but WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl said by email Sunday that the information was the result of “miscommunication from the field.” Hartl said on Twitter that samples tested at a national laboratory were positive for Ebola and that the results of confirmation tests from a laboratory in Gabon would likely come back Monday. He said it was possible the outbreak could be unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa, where a total of 2,615 infections and 1,427 deaths have been recorded in four countries — Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.
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