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Few opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

CHICAGO – Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Flu vaccine ineffective for people 65 and older last winter

NEW YORK – The flu vaccine did a poor job protecting older Americans against the illness last winter, even though the vaccine was well-matched to the flu bugs going around. U.S. health officials on...

DATE: June 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day

CHICAGO – Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent...

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Climb Out of the Darkness to highlight maternal mental health

The fourth annual Climb Out of the Darkness walk, aimed at raising awareness about maternal mental illnesses like postpartum depression, will be held June 25. Climb Out of the Darkness is the...

DATE: June 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies

CHICAGO – It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Drones carrying defibrillators could aid heart emergencies

CHICAGO – It sounds futuristic: drones carrying heart defibrillators swooping in to help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest. Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids

NEW YORK – The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries it is increasing faster in children than adults,...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Southwest Health EMS gets new ambulance

Southwest Health System has purchased a 2017 F350 ambulance to its Emergency Medical Services fleet. Built by Braun Northwest in Chehalis, Washington, the new ambulance is known for its safety...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller

TRENTON, N.J. – U.S. regulators want a narcotic painkiller involved in the opioid epidemic off the market amid data showing people continue to abuse it. The Food and Drug Administration said...

DATE: June 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Feeling out of shape and fat? Here’s how to fix that: Start walking.

Diana Nyad – the endurance athlete who, at age 64, swam from Cuba to Florida – has another big dream. It doesn’t involve water, poisonous jellyfish or an exhausting 111-mile journey that took her...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Quickly reporting cancer complications may boost survival

CHICAGO – If you’re being treated for cancer, speak up about any side effects. A study that had patients use home computers to report symptoms like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival...

DATE: June 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health

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Julia Hawkins started running at 100. Now she’s going for the gold

It was a hot and muggy afternoon when Julia Hawkins headed out for a practice sprint on the street in front her house. She steeled her gaze on the 50-meter mark on the far end of her property line,...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Health