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Friday, Aug 25, 2017 at 06:24 AM EDT

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported. Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 02:49 PM EDT

Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

Lone Uncovered US County Gets Insurer for Health Exchange

The lone county currently at risk of going uncovered on the federal health law's insurance exchanges has landed an insurer. Ohio-based insurer CareSource will step up to provide health insurance coverage in...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM EDT

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio. Drug testing companies say...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 02:32 PM EDT

Cleaning Up and Shedding Pounds Doing It

Cleaning Up and Shedding Pounds Doing It

Did you know you can burn hundreds of calories with chores like gardening, vacuuming and painting? Talitta Coleman lost 75 pounds over five years with a workout routine that was mostly at home. "Sometimes...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:36 AM EDT

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...

Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017 at 12:20 AM EDT

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Signs of Potential Eye Damage After Watching Eclipse: Expert

Experts have long warned that watching a solar eclipse without proper eyewear can lead to potential damage in your eyes. But what might that damage look like? Dr. Linda Chous, chief eye care officer for...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017 at 02:38 PM EDT

Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus Reported in New Hampshire

Rare Mosquito-Borne Virus Reported in New Hampshire

New Hampshire residents have another mosquito-borne virus to be concerned about.

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:54 AM EDT

Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids

Docs Criticize Move by Top Drug Middleman to Limit Opioids

The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:21 AM EDT

Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles

Teen Overdose Death Rate Doubles

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a steep increase in fatal drug overdoses involving teenagers ages 15 - 19 since 2015 after years of decline. Deaths from fatal drug overdoses...

Thursday, Aug 17, 2017 at 11:13 AM EDT

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace

Overdoses on the Road: Drugged Driving Rises as a Menace

An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving....

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