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Grandparents Fill Void as Opioid Crisis Steals a Generation

Everything his grandpa does, 5-year-old Colton wants to do. Even if it means wearing Crocs with socks."If grandpa wears his Crocs with socks, Colton has to wear his Crocs with socks," Pennie Krietemeier,...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

America’s Obesity Epidemic Reaches Record High: Report

Almost 40 percent of American adults are obese, the highest rate ever recorded for the U.S., according to a Friday report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Nearly 20 percent of adolescents are...Photo [Read entire story]

Experts Say Trump Order Could Upend Health Care System

With Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare stalled, President Donald Trump issued a new executive order on Thursday that could undermine the law without Congress.Experts say it has the potential to upend the...Photo [Read entire story]

Whole Foods Recalls Its Raisin Bran for Undeclared Peanuts

Whole Foods Market has recalled some of its 365 Everyday Value Organic Raisin Bran across the country because the cereal contains undeclared peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration and grocery chain said. [Read entire story]

14 Desperate Days: Anatomy of an Opioid Overdose Outbreak

An alert Georgia emergency room doctor who saw three strange overdose cases apparently related to the drug Percocet sounded the alarm to the Georgia Poison Center this June, NBC News reported, likely saving...Photo [Read entire story]

Mom Jailed for Failing to Vaccinate Son

A Michigan mother has been ordered to jail for seven days for failing to have her 9-year-old son vaccinated. [Read entire story]

California Sues President Over New Birth Control Rules

California’s attorney general sued the president's administration Friday over new rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.Photo Credit: UIG via Getty Images [Read entire story]

Shannen Doherty Speaks at Med Tech Conference On How Technology Helped her Fight Cancer

Shannen Doherty may have first caught worldwide attention for TV shows like 90210, but during her appearance at the Med Tech Conference, she shared how technology helped her fight her battle with cancer. [Read entire story]

Bay Area Tech Companies Aim to Help Solve Healthcare Issues

Experts say California will be hit very hard under the newest healthcare proposal from Washington. The news is causing tech companies and healthcare experts to come up with new solutions at a conference kicking... [Read entire story]

Protesters Removed From Senate Health Care Bill Hearing

Protesters chanting "No cuts for Medicaid, save our liberty!" were forcibly removed from the Senate Finance Committee room Monday as lawmakers attempted to convene a hearing into the Republican Graham... [Read entire story]

CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions to 7-Day Supply

CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients, NBC News...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Why Do College Kids Think Backpacks Can Save a Drunk Friend?

In the final hours of his life, Tim Piazza lay on a couch in a Penn State frat house barely conscious and occasionally vomiting from alcohol poisoning and serious internal injuries.Twice on a night of...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

‘Scam’: Kimmel Slams ‘Kimmel Test’ Senator’s Bill

Late night host Jimmy Kimmel sounded off on Tuesday to blast Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy for his part in crafting the latest GOP health care proposal that, Kimmel said, goes against the promises the senator had...Photo [Read entire story]

Health Officials Respond to Hepatitis A Outbreak

Health officials in San Francisco are ramping up vaccinations in response to hepatitis A outbreaks in Southern California. [Read entire story]

Trans Kids Now Able to Begin Altering Bodies at Younger Ages

Trans Kids Now Able to Begin Altering Bodies at Younger Ages

New clinical guidelines, released Wednesday, are expected to reshape medical care for transgender children. The recommendations, written by an international medical team, ease previous restrictions so that...Photo [Read entire story]

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Infected Puppies Put 9 in Hospital, Sicken 30 More

Puppies carrying a common germ have infected 39 people and put nine of them into the hospital, federal health officials told NBC News.The cases are all linked to puppies sold in seven states by the pet...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

FDA Recalls Pacemakers Over Fear of Hackers

The Food and Drug Administration is recalling 465,000 pacemakers to be uploaded with new secure software after discovering cyber-security vulnerabilities in its system which would essentially allow a hacker...Photo [Read entire story]

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

Trump Administration Cuts Funding to Teen Pregnancy Programs

The U.S. has experienced a drastic drop in teen pregnancies, which many hail as proof of the effectiveness of an Obama-era federal grant program, NBC News reported.Started in 2010, the Teen Pregnancy...Photo Credit: [Read entire story]

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents Add Drug Tests to Back-to-School Routines

Parents, worried about drug abuse and the country's rising opioid epidemic, are adding drug tests to their child's back-to-school routines this fall in places like Cincinnati, Ohio. [Read entire story]

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Backyard Chickens, Ducks Linked to Salmonella Cases: CDC

Recent salmonella outbreaks may be linked to backyard poultry, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In an outbreak advisory released Monday, the CDC said there have been 961 cases in...Photo [Read entire story]