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(CNN)Joanne Peterson has attended the State of the Union and addressed governors across the country on the opioid epidemic. Senators and attorneys general call her in hopes of better understanding how they can support their communities as they deal with an epidemic of overdoses. It's incredibl...


When kids at Phil Stamper’s middle school got in trouble, their names were written on the chalkboard. Stamper aimed to never have his name go up there — his mom was the school janitor, and she would be the one to erase it at the end of the day.  His relationship with school was paradoxical at t...


Federal employees enrolled in a health insurance plan under the Federal Employee Health Benefits program can expect to see the costs of their health insurance increase by about 2.4 percent for 2022, according to numbers released by the Office of Personnel Management on Sept. 29. Based on the legal...


by Maggi Marshall Tuesday, October 12th 2021 File photo of a sign of an open sign at a restaurant. (KATU Photo) ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — The Roanoke health district is seeing more fallout from the Hepatitis A exposure at a restaurant earlier this month. Officials state that the exposure h...


WASHINGTON (SBG) — Health experts recognized early in the pandemic that people who abuse drugs and alcohol had a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and experiencing more severe outcomes. New research shows that those vulnerabilities remain even after those individuals have been vaccinated. Ac...


Introduction On 4 October 2021, the Departments of Labor, Treasury, and Health and Human Services (the Departments) jointly issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) governing employers’ ability to provide discounts or surcharges on employees’ group health insurance, based on participants’...


CDC Community Transmission Levels by County Calaveras County Public Health reports four new deaths due to COVID-19; two men in their 60s, a woman in her 70s, and a woman in her 90s. There are 20 new covid cases since the last report on Friday. Active cases decreased by three to 36, inclu...


RADIO IQ | By Sandy Hausman Published September 29, 2021 at 6:29 PM EDT Siddhartha Angadi is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at UVA – a man devoted to understanding the relationship between weight, exercise and health. “I’m a cardiovascular exercise physiologist," he...


A battle with drug addiction is usually viewed as a personal experience but many forget that human beings are connected by relationships. The user is physically and mentally devastated but it does have its effects on the family too. Whether it's the user's spouse, children, siblings, or parents, t...


Mark Mohan Kaggwa Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara, Uganda Correspondence: Mark Mohan Kaggwa Email [email protected] Abstract: Addiction disorders/substance use disorders (SUD) are on the rise. However, many mental health care...



Uninsured Americans do not have a family doctor. Their family doctor is the nearest emergency department. After they leave the hospital, the medical bills start arriving in the mail.  One trip to the ER could leave a person in debt for years. A hospital stay might even cost someone their house....


Maroof Ahmed (left), Sarim Siddiqui (middle) and Yusuf Sherwani (right) are the three physician ... [+] founders behind Quit Genius. Courtesy of Quit Genius. Substance abuse has been a consistent and growing problem for decades. Within the U.S., it’s now estimated to impact nearly 2...


Cholesterol, which is produced in the liver, has many important health functions, such as keeping the walls of your cells flexible and assisting in the manufacture of hormones. But according to Healthline, too much cholesterol in the blood can lead to clogged arteries, strokes, heart attacks and ki...