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November 19, 2015 is  the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout event which is a day to encourage smokers to quite.

About 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. As of 2013, there were also 12.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and over 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

By quitting, even for one day,  you will be taking an important step toward a healthier life. 

- By Donna Costa, MA, MHS
For most Americans, Fourth of July is a time for family, food, fun and fireworks. While as dazzling fireworks—including bottle rockets, sparklers, and firecrackers—can be, they can also be dangerous. Here are tips on how to treat minor injuries while handling fireworks from our partners at ChoiceOne Urgent Care.
- By St. Joseph Medical Center
A father recovers thanks to fast, expert emergency treatment and a miracle clot-busting drug
- By St. Joseph Medical Center

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