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By Annabel Rackham Newsbeat reporter image captionAmber has been living at Amy's Place for the last three months "This is the first place that I've been able to call home, like really relax and feel safe and just be myself." Amber left rehab 18 months ago. She'd been stayin...


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San Diego County Sheriff's Department releases full body cam footage from fentanyl incident  10NewsA widely-shared video shows a deputy overdosing on fentanyl. Experts say it's 'impossible.'  PoynterHospital Did Not Run Toxicology Test on Deputy Whom Sheriff Thought Had Fentanyl...


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TAMPA, FLA.- — A Tampa woman's weight loss journey went viral after she posted her transformation on social media. Lucy Bergin said during the pandemic, she made unhealthy choices. She started gaining weight. "I stopped eating right. I was very stressed out and I ate my feelings and I didn't exe...


Georgia’s health insurance exchange is offering more lower priced insurance plans. That means more help for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But the deadline to enroll is almost here. GPB’s Ellen Eldridge reports. Money in the American Rescue Plan is being used to expand access to...


© iStock/magicmine A drug currently used to treat lung fibrosis could be repurposed to treat heart failure patients, an early phase trial has suggested. Doctors and scientists from the University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, in collaboration with Liverpool Cli...


Do you have an addict in your circle? Those suffering from addiction do not always appear to have problems. Some signs you may notice that indicate that someone is in trouble can include when they drink or use drugs when alone, keep these things hidden away in out-of-the-way places or actively isol...



When you have a weight loss goal, you probably break out the scale first. After all, it's one of the easiest ways to measure your progress. But, there are limitations to what that number can tell you, and in many instances, it can take you down the wrong path. Namely: Weight loss and fat loss are n...


A patient of mine, a bright and thoughtful young man in his early 20s, came to see me for debilitating anxiety and depression. He had dropped out of college and was living with his parents. He was vaguely contemplating suicide. He was also playing videogames most of every day and late into every ni...



Press Releases August 13, 2021 As Health Care Costs Return to Pre-Pandemic Levels, DFS Protects Consumers Against Unjustified Rate Increases  Rate Increases for Individual New Yorkers Held to 3.7%, a 67% Reduction in Insurers’ Requested Rates, Saving Consumers Over $138 Million Rate Inc...


A high-fat diet may cause gut changes that increase heart disease risk, a new study has found. File Photo by Joe Gough/Shutterstock Aug. 12 (UPI) -- That a high-fat diet increases a person's risk for heart disease has long been known, but researchers now think they understand the p...


Northland Outdoors Glacier National Park in Montana was a family favorite, and Koel says he was limited in what he could enjoy on trips like these. So something had to give, and Koel now shares his journey with us. Written By: Forum News Service | 6:30 pm, Jul. 28, 2021 In the su...