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flu epidemic shuts down five schools. Error loading player: No playable sources found. A record number of school districts closed their doors this week as a safety precaution against the flu. Rolly Hoyt , KTHV 8:05 PM. CST February 16, 2018. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN Google+ PINTEREST. Central Ark. (KTHV) ...
El Paso County has only a "vague awareness" of a drug epidemic claiming scores of lives every year and leaving far more people in the costly and ... And greater education - along with the creation of a long-sought needle exchange program - are the most cost-effective means to combat that epidemic.

Sioux Falls, S.D. - The opioid epidemic continues to spread nationally, and it's even growing right here in South Dakota. Attorney General Marty Jackley has presented a bill that'll strengthen drug laws after four overdose deaths, three of them fentanyl related, are being investigated as manslaughter.
San Diego (KGTV) - County health officials are encouraging local women to get vaccinated for "whooping cough" amid a possible epidemic. The county says pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough," could turn into a possible local epidemic based on historical patterns. "It's critical for pregnant ...
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) -- "I was on eight Vicodin a day," said Triska Millia, a recovering opioid addict. For millions of Americans, pain pills have consumed their lives. "I had drug tremors. I had sweats, I don't think I was any different than a heroin addict," said Millia. In states like California with legal ...
In their latest attempts to combat the raging opioid epidemic, some health insurers are limiting new opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply. Highmark announced Thursday that it will put that restriction into effect starting March 8 for job-based plans, with individual and Medicare plans following later.

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The Upper Peninsula took a major step in fighting the opioid epidemic Friday. The Upper Peninsula Coalition Network received a $52,500 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and The Superior Health Foundation to reduce opioid and prescription drug abuse.
The slogan of this year's National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was "Stay the course, the fight is not over!" Yet for health professionals and people living with HIV, or PLWH, "staying the course" is simply not good enough. The "blackening" of the HIV epidemic in America has been going on for decades, and now blacks ...
The Gelre hospitals in Zutphen and Apeldoorn canceled all non-vital surgeries for the time being. The hospitals are overcrowded due to the ongoing flu epidemic, De Stentor reports. Almost every bed in the hospitals is occupied, and Gelre already deployed extra staff. "We are working with everything we ...
For an epidemic of malaria, Zika, or other mosquito-borne disease, we would literally drain the swamps as a means of reducing the vector -- meaning the population of disease-carry bugs. In the case of gun violence, there is a question of whether the vector is the gun or the person with the gun. From the ...
Johnson argued that the Medicaid expansion, which took effect in 2014 through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), is partly to blame for the United States' growing opioid epidemic. "Overwhelming evidence shows that Medicaid has inadvertently contributed to the national tragedy that is the opioid epidemic and ...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The opioid epidemic is putting a major strain on aspects of the criminal justice system you may not expect. Last week we told you that a high number of cases is causing a backlog at the Arkansas State crime Lab. State coroners, also feeling the heat, are working to ensure ...
I've covered the opioid epidemic since 2016, trying to make sense not only of the tens of thousands of lives lost each year, but of the millions more affected by the crisis. The articles have taken the form of timelines and explainers on how overzealous opioid prescribing transformed into a scourge of heroin ...
At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, GOP lawmakers repeatedly claimed that so-called sanctuary-city policies are fueling the drug epidemic--a theory that a number of experts say simply isn't true. Sanctuary cities are generally described as places that limit how local law enforcement can work with federal ...
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - After what's now the fourth deadliest school massacre in U.S. history, a local expert is calling mass shootings an epidemic in the country. We spoke to Criminal Justice expert Dominic Lombardo two days before the Lakeland shooting when screen shots from Bishop Luers ...
... or by the desperate need for some reputation washing as the public becomes increasingly aware that the family fortune was built on the perfection of shady techniques for marketing addictive drugs, which reached its zenith when Perdue, the family PhaRMA business, created the Oxy epidemic, by falsifying ...
Sitting in a chapel, reflecting on the past, Kenny Samples said 10 years ago, he couldn't imagine being where he is now --clean from drugs. "I was very tired. I looked like a lost soul," Samples said. "I tell everyone that was my first love affair. It was the first thing I fell in love with was pain medication.".

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) - Imagine the pain that would come from losing both a brother and sister to a drug overdose. Sadly, one local family is trying to make sense of it all, and now looking for allies in their fight against the opioid crisis. Exactly six weeks ago, Bob Dean lost his sister to a heroin ...
Many experience the opioid epidemic from what they can see. But Dr. Janet Everhard, of New Richmond, calls the epidemic "quite invisible" said said the aftermath of overdoses -- whether it's someone clinging to life following an overdose or the family trying to answer questions after a loved one dies -- is ...
Mark Dayton and a bipartisan group of lawmakers called for a tax on prescription opioids Wednesday, proposing that the money raised be used to alleviate the epidemic that killed nearly 400 Minnesotans in 2016. Dayton was joined at a Wednesday news conference by Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar, and ...
Regardless, the premise of a "bad sci-fi movie" epidemic caused by vaccine production gone wrong is based on a willfully misleading or grossly incorrect interpretation of a vague quote highlighted to scare readers and generate clicks, not illuminate the issue. The notion that humans caused the most ...
President Trump has been dangerously silent on this year's deadly flu epidemic. tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard email. President Donald Trump shakes hands with White House physician Rear Admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson. Saul Loeb/Getty Images. This year's flu season is severe. All but a handful of ...
The Middletown community talked honestly last night about the human costs of the opioid epidemic. 0 ... spent two hours at the MidPointe Public Library on Monday evening talking about and listening to the impact the opioid epidemic has had on the community in terms of human life and damage to families.
Far-UV light used to fight flu epidemic. Rick Williams reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on February 13, 2018. (WPVI). WPVI. Tuesday, February 13, 2018 06:23PM. A team at Columbia University has found that what's called the Far-UV light not only kills stubborn bacteria like MRSA, it can do the same against flu in ...
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - The opioid epidemic is taking a toll on Central Florida. In fact, Orange County deputies have already responded to 150 heroin-related overdoses this year and nine of those people have died. In 2016, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) reported ...
The Nouvelle-Acquitaine region of western and south western France (see map below) has been hit by an epidemic of measles since November which has resulted in 269 confirmed cases, of whom 66 were admitted to hospital for treatment. Around one quarter of those admitted to hospital were treated in ...
The opioid epidemic has cost the U.S. more than a trillion dollars since 2001, according to a new study, and may exceed another $500 billion over the next three years. The report by Altarum, a nonprofit group that studies the health economy, examined CDC mortality data through June of last year.
Seasonal outbreaks of flu kill many thousands of Americans even in a good year, and this is a bad one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year since 2010 flu has caused "between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and ...
Elaine McMillion Sheldon's harrowing documentary Heroin(e) chronicles the daily lives and work of three women devoted to easing the opioid epidemic in their hometown of Huntington, West Virginia--a once-bustling hamlet now better known now as the epicenter of the opioid epidemic. According to ...
President Donald Trump's proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 is once again trying to gut the Environmental Protection Agency, while pouring billions of dollars to combat the opioid epidemic. The budget proposal would allocate $13 billion to combat an opioid crisis that's sweeping the US. (It's a serious ...
FILE - This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. A report released Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill finds that companies selling some of the most lucrative prescription painkillers funneled millions of dollars to advocacy ...
epidemics have plagued humanity since the dawn of settled life. ... It need not be that way, argues Jonathan Quick in "The End of epidemics". ... Any doubt that an epidemic's toll ends with the last person sickened is shattered by the story of Salome Karwah, a Liberian nurse who was featured on the cover ...
While Motown was once known as "murder capital, U.S.A." murder in Detroit has been displaced by another scourge: opioids. In Detroit, and other places in Michigan and across the nation, cities are turning to new ways to purse effective criminal justice. As law enforcement agencies work to get drugs off ...
Lyn O'Connell, MA IMFT, Marshall University Clinical Director, speaks during Communicate: Hep C & HIV hosted by Beckley ARH at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center Tuesday in Beckley. The discussion focused on a forum to discuss a community response to a community public health crisis ...
The first-ever long-term study of patterns of social contact in Hong Kong will improve our knowledge of the growth of epidemics say researchers. Hong Kong was where Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) emerged in 2002-2003. A hotel guest infected with the illness spread the virus to seven other ...
City leaders, police departments, firefighter, congressmen and county leaders congregated on Friday morning to discuss one of the biggest issues facing Pierce County -- the opioid epidemic. The Opioid Summit was put together by Pierce County Councilmember Derek Young, who has taken a personal ...
Johns Hopkins All children's Hospital in St. Petersburg is one of several local hospitals seeing an overwhelming number of cases. "We're approaching the levels that we saw in 2009 with the H1N1 epidemic," said the hospital's vice president of medical affairs, Dr. Brigitta Mueller. The CDC reports the total ...
Ever since Brexit and Trump took the political establishment by surprise, its representatives have been claiming that we are living in a "post-truth" world, where facts and experts are no longer trusted, and information is dominated by "fake news". This is an understandable, if self-serving, coping mechanism ...
Over the past few years, America saw its murder rate rise -- in 2015, 2016, and, according to the most recent data, the first half of 2017. Meanwhile, an opioid epidemic has led to the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history -- with nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 (at least two-thirds of which ...
The opioid epidemic is costing West Virginia's economy an estimated $8.8 billion a year, according to an analysis by a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute. Among all states, West Virginia shoulders the highest per-capita economic burden caused by the opioid crisis. The Mountain State also ...
One of the mayor's main focuses Tuesday what he called a growing opioid problem and the county's plan to combat it. "The opioid epidemic is unmercifully impacting our community," Luttrell said. "Rural, urban, suburban, white, black, brown, wealthy and poor." 08:53>. Luttrell said the opioid epidemic has ...
On the last day of the annual GOP retreat at the Greenbrier Resort last week, two West Virginia congressmen said combating the opioid epidemic is a top priority for federal legislators. The press conference came a day after about 500 people gathered at the gates of the resort to advocate for programs like ...
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear Wednesday in Tampa to address drug trafficking and the opioid epidemic, the Justice Department said ... take up a bill (SB 8), filed by Rules Chairwoman Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Fort Myers, that would make a series of changes aimed at curbing the epidemic.
A report released Tuesday details the impact the epidemic had in Hamilton County in 2017 and the plans local leaders have to battle the crisis this year. Officials with the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition delivered a "State of Heroin Crisis" update that included new data on the toll opioids have had on local ...
Over the past few years, America saw its murder rate rise -- in 2015, 2016, and, according to the most recent data, the first half of 2017. Meanwhile, an opioid epidemic has led to the deadliest drug overdose crisis in US history -- with nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in 2016 (at least two-thirds of which ...
From 2014 to 2017, thousands of children people in Flint, Michigan, were exposed to dangerously high levels of lead after city officials began drawing water from a nearby river. But the dangers didn't stop there: Residents also suffered the third largest outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in U.S. history, with ...
This year's flu season is one of the worst on recent record, and federal officials warn it's not getting better anytime soon. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 53 children have died of the flu this season. Of the children who died, about half had no underlying medical conditions ...
"In my opinion, we are creating a lost generation of children who are going to be without their biological parents because of this epidemic," said Tammy Shook, Buncombe's recently retired social services director. children now flooding the foster care system come from households where drug abuse started ...
Platte County, MO. -- The opioid epidemic is moving closer to Missouri and the metro. That's what senator Roy Blunt told a crowd this afternoon in Platte County. Blunt, a Republican who sits on the Appropriations Committee and chairs the subcommittee on the Department of Health and Human ...
In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, photo, certified pharmacy technician Peggy Gillespie fills antibiotics into a syringe for use as an I.V. push at ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. A nasty flu season is hitting U.S. hospitals... WASHINGTON -- The nation's flu epidemic is getting worse, and D.C., Maryland ...


 

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