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More people are turning to gig work than ever before, but since these jobs usually don’t come with employer benefits, their proliferation could worsen inequality for millions of Americans. The number of people employed in nontraditional ways in the US rose to a record 51 million this year, an unpre...


Until all SCL Health Medical Group cardiology services transition to their new location, patients will access providers and care on the St. Mary’s Medical Center campus. COURTESY MAP special section sponsored...


As some workplaces across the country phase out work-from-home in favor of in-person attendance, wage earners are fretting about how their colleagues will perceive their fleshier physiques. According to a March 2021 poll by the American Psychological Association, 42% of Americans gained more weight...


Nearly 16,000 Montanans who purchased Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance through the marketplace are set to receive partial reimbursement for premiums paid between 2018 and 2020.  The Affordable Care Act requires insurers selling plans on the marketplace to spend a certain percentage of the premiums...


A very bad idea has picked up more steam than it deserves in recent days. Fed up with surging Delta cases and lagging vaccination rates, commentators have begun to opine that unvaccinated people ought to pay more for health insurance, or pay full freight for any care they require if infected. “D...


This website uses cookies to deliver its services as described in our Cookie Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies. Medically Reviewed on 8/4/2021 Substance abuse is a broad term that includes drug abuse. Abuse of any substance can cause chemical chang...


The weight loss journey is very demanding, especially with a busy schedule and family obligations. This becomes very frustrating and once in a while one is forced to look for shortcuts like intermittent fasting, diet pills, low carb diets, surgery, etc. these measures all require commitment an...


A newly discovered antibody was able to neutralize not only all strains of COVID-19, but other coronaviruses known to cause respiratory infections in humans — a potential silver bullet for a whole class of deadly, flu-like viruses. Mutant viruses: As viruses spread, they undergo tiny genetic muta...


Connecticut Public Radio One of the oldest organizations of its kind in the country, Community Partners in Action (CPA) was founded nearly 150 years ago and champions criminal justice reform and advocates for preserving human dignity. Our programs include reentry and housing, youth initia...


DMX On Life Support At New York Hospital On Friday night, April 2, 2021, rapper DMX was rushed to the hospital after suffering a heart attack where he currently remains on life support. The Grammy nominated rap artist’s former manager, Nakia Walker, told the New York Times that DMX is currently in...


When we are attempting to lose weight and exercise more, often we hit a logjam. Something gets in the way. It is possible to fail without even knowing what happened. We follow advice, make a plan, find our motivation, and resolve to really do it this time. In spite of all this, there is something...



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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Carriee Clarke, of Jamestown learned to knit as part of a group when she was an inpatient at UPMC Chautauqua working to overcome her 10-year addiction to drugs while living in Dunkirk. "I started dabbling with cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin,” she said. Drugs, she says she started...