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US teen drug overdose deaths inch up after years of decline

The drop in teen deaths had been a rare bright spot in the opioid epidemic that has seen adult overdose deaths surge year after year — fueled by abuse of prescription painkillers, heroin and newer drugs like fentanyl.

Wisconsin man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart

Man accidentally shoots nail in heart and drives himself to the hospital to get it taken out.

Study says Trump moves trigger health premium jumps for 2018

Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study.

Report reveals underground US haven for heroin, drug users

None were known to exist in the U.S. until the disclosure in a medical journal, although several states and cities are pushing to establish these so-called supervised injection sites where users can shoot up under the care of trained staff who can treat an overdose if necessary.

High-tech ideas to fix opioid crisis compete for Ohio grants

Ideas to help fight the epidemic include high-tech solutions to help coordinate medical treatment.

Opioid crisis: Couple found dead leaves family to raise boys

This is one of the realist things you'll read on the opioid crisis.

Leftover opioids are a common dilemma for surgery patients

At least two-thirds of patients reported having leftover opioids afterward; often more than half the prescribed pills were unused. Most stopped taking the drugs because their pain had subsided, although a few said they stopped over concerns about addiction risks.

Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program now under DPH

It is no secret that Georgia, like the rest of the country, is in the midst of an opioid epidemic.

First embryo gene-repair holds promise for inherited disease

Researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases.

Chattooga County Health Department is doing its part to immunize Georgia...

When was the last time you checked to make sure your vaccinations were current? The Chattooga County Health Department wants to remind Georgians that...
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