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States: Federal money for opioid crisis a small step forward

The federal government will spend a record $4.6 billion this year to fight the nation’s deepening opioid crisis, which killed 42,000 Americans in 2016. But...

Survey: Exercise and obesity are both rising in US

It may seem like a contradiction, but more adults in the U.S. say they are exercising at the same time more of them are...

News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

News organizations are pushing for the public release of data detailing the distribution of prescription opioids throughout the U.S., information that could show how drug manufacturers and distributors contributed to the nation’s addiction and overdose crisis.

Children’s Advil Sold in Georgia Recalled

Pfizer has recalled 28,000 bottles of its bubble-gum flavored Children's Advil, citing incorrect markings on the dosage cup may cause some children to overdose

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

Smoking in the U.S. has hit another all-time low.

Wayne Memorial Monthly Lecture Series: Dr. Gerald Filmore presenting “The Ins and Outs of...

Wayne Memorial Hospital's monthly lecture series will be this Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 pm. Dr. Gerald Filmore will be presenting “The Ins and Outs of...

CDC boss gets $165,300 pay cut from record-setting salary

The new head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has gotten a big salary reduction. A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and...

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted irrigation canal

Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Thursday. About 200 people...

CDC provides new funds to battle the opioid overdose epidemic

CDC has awarded $155 million in new funding to states and four U.S. territories to advance the understanding of the opioid overdose epidemic and to scale-up prevention and response activities, including improving the timeliness and quality of surveillance data.

CDC chief makes $375K, far exceeding his predecessors’ pay

The new head of the nation’s top public health agency is getting paid nearly twice what his predecessor made and far more than other...