Why there’s an uptick in vaping-related lung illnesses

The news about vaping is reaching a fever pitch. Interested in Vaping? On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would ban flavored e-cigarettes, following Michigan’s lead. Last week police in Wisconsin announced arrests in connection with a drug operation that was filling 3,000 to 5,000 illegal THC vaping cartridges a day for nearly two years at concentrations 157 […]

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The ‘fool’ that fentanyl made into a millionaire

The photo that flashed onto the courtroom screen showed a young man dead on his bedroom floor, bare feet poking from the cuffs of his rolled up jeans. Lurking on a trash can at the edge of the picture was what prosecutors said delivered this death: an ordinary, U.S. Postal Service envelope. It had arrived with 10 round, blue pills […]

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43 million Americans — said to include R. Kelly — struggle to read and write

George is a 79-year-old retiree who ran a car detailing business for two decades, repaired airplanes, served as a deacon in his church and has nine children. Brittani Bellamy is a 28-year-old who just recently got her own apartment, is practicing to get her driver’s license and works at Universal Studios. They may not be at similar stages in their […]

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Congo confirms 1st Ebola case in city of Goma

The Congolese Health Ministry is confirming Congo’s first Ebola case in the city of Goma, home to more than 2 million people. The regional capital in eastern Congo borders neighboring Rwanda, which has been preparing for possible cases since an outbreak began nearly a year ago. The person with the confirmed case announced late Sunday is a pastor who had […]

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Measles numbers break recent records with 704 reported cases

The number of measles cases in the U.S. has reached a new high, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting that there have been 704 cases reported nationally so far this year. Interested in Measles? The ongoing outbreaks have caused this year’s number of cases to blow past the previous annual record in just the first few months. […]

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Why you should be wearing sunglasses in the winter

Scarf, mittens, boots, and a coat…but are you forgetting something? Health experts say sunglasses are also an essential winter accessory. Over 80 percent of Americans wear sunglasses in the summer, but fewer than a third put them on in winter, according to a survey by the American Optometric Association (AOA). Dr. Samuel Pierce, president of the AOA, told ABC News, […]

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Family of premature baby struggles to change insurance due to shutdown

This story is from Kaiser Health News. Interested in Government Shutdown? Joseph Daskalakis’ son was born New Year’s Eve, a little over a week into the current government shutdown, and about 10 weeks before he was expected. Little Oliver ended up in a specialized neonatal intensive care unit, the only one that could care for him near their home in […]

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Surgery center possibly exposed thousands of patients to HIV, hepatitis

More than 3,000 patients of a surgery center in Bergen County, New Jersey, may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to the New Jersey Department of Health and the HealthPlus Surgery Center in the town of Saddle Brook. A letter from the HealthPlus Surgery Center was sent out this month notifying patients who had a […]

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Bloomberg announces $50 million to fight opioid epidemic

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies says over the next three years it’ll help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. Its initiative involves a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, The […]

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