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Bringing dental care to schools takes care of teeth neglected in pandemic

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Tucked away inside the teachers lounge at a New Hampshire elementary school, Amber Warner was having her teeth checked out for the first time.
The 5-year-old sat back on what looked like a beach chair and wore a pair of dark sunglasses as certified public health dental hygienist Mary Davis surveyed Amb ... (full story)


Yes, we're divided. But new AP-NORC poll shows Americans still agree on most core American values

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the country's deep political polarization, most Americans share many core beliefs about what it means to be an American, according to a new poll.
The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that about 9 in 10 U.S. adults say the right to vote, the right to equa ... (full story)


Deep breathing more effective than venting to reduce anger

Stress relievers, such as deep breathing and meditation, do far more to reduce rage than venting or blowing off steam, according to recently published research from The Ohio State University.
The study, which included analysis of research that involved more than 10,000 participants, found there was no evidence to support the not ... (full story)


EPA didn't declare public health emergency after derailment

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The aftermath of last year's fiery train derailment in eastern Ohio doesn't qualify as a public health emergency because widespread health problems and ongoing chemical exposures haven't been documented, federal officials said.
The Environmental Protection Agency never approved that designation after the February 2023 Norfolk So ... (full story)


AP Was There: A 1974 tornado in Xenia, Ohio, kills 32 and levels half the city

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XENIA, Ohio (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE — On April 3, 1974, a fierce tornado barreled through Xenia, Ohio, without warning, killing 32 people, injuring hundreds and leveling half the city of 25,000. Hundreds were left homeless. Nearby Wilberforce, home to Central State University, was also hit with deadly force. Afterward, Pres ... (full story)