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Mental Health Problems Persist After Sandy Hook

Mental Health Problems Persist After Sandy Hook

Dec 17
Five years after the Sandy Hook massacre, efforts to improve mental health care for young people have had mixed results. Many reforms included in key piece of federal legislation remain unfunded.

Viagra Goes Generic with Little White Pill

Viagra Goes Generic with Little White Pill

Dec 7
The little blue pill that's helped millions of men in the bedroom is turning white. Drugmaker Pfizer is launching its own cheaper generic version of Viagra rather than lose sales when its impotence pill gets its first generic competition.

Eating Disorders and the LGBTQ Community

Eating Disorders and the LGBTQ Community

By Myra Hendley, Primary Therapist, Eating Recovery Center | Nov 26
When general self-worth suffers, eating disorders can often present in people's lives as a way to cope or fill a void.

'It Never Really Leaves You.' Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery

'It Never Really Leaves You.' Opioids Haunt Users' Recovery

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 21
More than 2 million people are hooked on opioids. Overdoses from these drugs have killed more than 300,000 Americans since 2000, and they are killing an average of 120 people every day.

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids

FDA Clears Nerve Stimulator to Aid Recovery from Opioids

Nov 19
U.S. health authorities have cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients suffering from debilitating withdrawal symptoms caused by addiction to heroin and other opioids.

Five Tips to Eating Healthier This Holiday Season

Five Tips to Eating Healthier This Holiday Season

By Tom Bonanti | Nov 19
We live in a fast-paced world where everything must be accomplished in a rush. As a result healthy eating habits can fall by the wayside. Here's how to retake control of your nutrition!

AHA: Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure

AHA: Half of US Adults Have High Blood Pressure

Nov 16
About half of U.S. adults are now considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines announced Monday that set a lower threshold for the "silent killer," second only to smoking as a preventable cause of early death.

Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended

Frustration Sets in After Coal Mine Health Study Suspended

By Michael Virtanen | Nov 15
The goal of the scuttled study - by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine - was a consensus from experts in various fields on potential short- and long-term health effects.

Four Tips to Beat Stress

Four Tips to Beat Stress

By Tom Bonanti | Nov 12
Stress affects everybody every day. For the most part, it provides the kick you need to get off your behind and get things done. Chronic stress is another ball game. This week I'd like to share some tips that will help you beat stress.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Ad Hits Wrong Target on Health Care

AP FACT CHECK: Trump Ad Hits Wrong Target on Health Care

By Steve Peoples | Nov 1
President Donald Trump's re-election committee is lashing out at Democrats in a new TV ad that incorrectly blames his critics in the opposing party for blocking fixes to the nation's health care system.

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