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The opioid epidemic in 6 charts
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The opioid epidemic in 6 charts

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
Andrew Kolodny is Co-Director of Opioid Policy Research at Brandeis University Drug overdose deaths, once rare, are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S., surpassing peak annual deaths caused by motor vehicle...
When does your child need to go to the ER?
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When does your child need to go to the ER?

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
Parents aren’t always sure when it’s necessary to rush a child to the ER. Getty Images/iStockphoto Parents of young children often find themselves facing medical situations where they must quickly decide if they...
1 in 9 men in U.S. infected with oral HPV
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1 in 9 men in U.S. infected with oral HPV

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
Eleven million American men are infected with oral human papillomavirus (HPV), which can lead to cancers of the head, neck and throat, a new study reports. That equates to 1 in 9 U.S. males aged 18 to 69. And infection is...
New mom lost four limbs to flesh-eating bacteria
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New mom lost four limbs to flesh-eating bacteria

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
Lindsey Hubley and fiancé Mike Sampson with baby Myles. GoFundMe Not long after giving birth to her first child, a previously healthy mom from Canada found herself in the fight of her life. Lindsey Hubley delivered baby...
County sues drug companies over opioid epidemic
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County sues drug companies over opioid epidemic

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
PITTSBURGH — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, against 14 drug companies, claiming they play a role in the number of opioid overdoses, CBS Pittsburgh reports. The lawsuit comes after an...
Doctor’s research could buy time for snake bite victims
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Doctor’s research could buy time for snake bite victims

October 16th, 2017 | by Contributor
30 Photos A rattlesnake tastes the air on the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Reserve on March 27, 2006, near Ajo, Arizona. David McNew/Getty Images TUCSON, Ariz. — A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting...