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Tennessee governor touts $30M plan to fight opioid epidemic

Gov. Bill Haslam touted a $30 million plan Monday that focuses on prevention, treatment and law enforcement to attack an opioid epidemic that kills at least three people a day in Tennessee. The Republican governor released details of the 'TN Together' initiative in a news conference Monday alongside...

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  • Arizona plan to combat opioids would limit dosages, amounts

    Legislation being proposed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to address the ongoing opioid crisis would bar doctors from prescribing more than an initial five-day supply of pain medication in most cases and limit the maximum dose they could prescribe to most chronic pain patients. The governor's top health...

      • Cuomo 'revenue raisers' (also known as taxes) raise GOP ire

        Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls them "revenue actions" and "revenue raisers." Also known as taxes and fees, the approximately $1 billion in boosters included in the Democratic governor's state budget proposal certainly raise something else: the ire of Republicans in the Legislature who say New Yorkers...

          • US government proposes new rules for hog slaughter

            Federal government regulators proposed changes Friday in the way most hogs slaughtered for meat in the United States are processed in a series of new rules that officials say improve industry practices but critics say could imperil food safety. The new rules would allow hog slaughter plants to...

              • AP FACT CHECK: Shutdown wouldn't halt military

                It's a stretch, at best, to think the military would bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump asserted Thursday at the Pentagon. Although he was meeting Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior Pentagon officials to get briefed on two key defense reports —...

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                  • Overcoming phone addiction: Here are 4 things you need to know about digital detox

                    There's a bit of self-loathing that comes after you waste more than an hour scrolling through social feeds and comparing your life to the people online. It's painful, and it's time that you'll never get back. While social media and our connectedness to family and friends have positive attributes,...

                      • Postcard from Sacramento: Alzheimer's 'looks like me, it looks like you'

                        SACRAMENTO, Calif. Until last year, Jackie Coleman was a disability rights lawyer a good one, too. "I was an excellent attorney," recalled the 63-year-old Rancho Cordova, Calif., resident who loved her job and was proud of the work she did. But a little over a year ago, she started to forget appointments...

                          • Editorial: The number of uninsured isn't the only thing about to go up

                            In what might be the most predictable trend of the Trump era, the uninsured rate appears to be increasing. Because young people (along with African-Americans and Hispanics) saw the biggest declines in coverage, health care premiums will likely rise for most Americans faster than they otherwise...

                              • Quitting smoking can add years, quality of life

                                As resolutions go, quitting smoking could be the most important choice on a smoker's list. Smokers are more likely to develop diseases like lung, throat and mouth cancer. And they're more likely to die earlier than are people who don't light up. Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine...

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                                  • The importance of dietary fiber

                                    Foods containing fiber help you in important ways, including keeping your digestive tract functioning properly. A high-fiber diet also can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity. But how much fiber do you need and what ways can you get it? "It's good to start your day with some...

                                      • 'Put the fire under us': Church spurs parishioners to plan for illness and death

                                        "It would feel like murder to pull her life support," a young woman tells the doctor. The woman sits by a hospital bed where her mother, Selena, lies unresponsive, hooked up to a breathing tube. The daughter has already made one attempt to save her mother's life; she pulled Selena out of the car...

                                          • College students today are bigger perfectionists than their parents � but it's not all Instagram's fault

                                            Alison Malmon was wrapping up the end of her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 when she got the news: Her older brother Brian, a student at Columbia University, killed himself. He'd struggled for years with mental illness, Malmon said, but concealed his symptoms. Determined...

                                              • Research finds hysterectomy alone associated with increased long-term health risks

                                                ROCHESTER, Minn. Mayo Clinic researchers show that hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. The findings are published in Menopause. "This is the best data to date that shows women undergoing...

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                                                  • Life-threatening E. coli outbreak may be linked to romaine lettuce

                                                    An outbreak of E. coli infections in the U.S. may be linked to romaine lettuce, Consumer Reports warns. A multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections possibly linked to romaine lettuce has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration and...

                                                      • Researchers investigate the potential of lung restoration for transplant

                                                        Q: What is the role of lung restoration in lung transplants? How does it work? A: Over the past several years, devices outside the body have been used to evaluate human lungs donated for organ transplant before the lungs are transplanted. In the future, lung restoration may be used to treat donated...

                                                          • Frail patients losing access to dental house calls

                                                            RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. Devon Rising shakes his head and tries to cover his face with his hands. It's time to get his few remaining teeth cleaned, and he fusses for a bit. Gita Aminloo, his dental hygienist, tries to calm him by singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider," the classic children's song. Rising,...

                                                              • Infectious diseases A-Z: Does your child have ear pain?

                                                                Is your child complaining of an earache? It could be an infection. Children are more prone to ear infections than adults, and they can be painful. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist says, "Ear infections can be caused by both viruses and bacteria. Some...

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