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Teen opioid abuse often begins at doctor's office

Most American teenagers who abuse opioid drugs first received the drugs from a doctor, a new study finds. Researchers looked at trends in the use of prescription opioids among U.S. adolescents from 1976 to 2015. They found a strong correlation between teens’ taking the drugs for medical reasons and then later taking them for “nonmedical” reasons, or in other […]
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Woman dies after Brazilian butt lift surgery goes wrong

Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a 25-year-old Missouri woman who died after undergoing a cosmetic procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift at a Miami-area surgery center. Ranika Hall, a mother of a 1-year-old daughter from Kansas City, died Thursday after undergoing surgery at the Eres Plastic Surgery clinic in Hialeah, Florida, police […]
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Report predicts “troubling” shortage of doctors

Will Americans be vying for doctor’s appointments and experiencing longer waits for medical care and surgery in the years ahead?  A new report by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) predicts that a shortage of physicians in the U.S. is going to grow worse. The report estimates a shortfall ranging from 34,600 to 88,000 doctors […]
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Wallet Hub calculates that Chattanooga will be one of the most affected cities in healthcare change

"WalletHub’s analysts compared the differences in premium subsidies that the average households in 457 U.S. cities would receive under Obamacare and Trumpcare."
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500 cases of norovirus reported in school district

OXNARD, Calif. — A small school district in Oxnard has been hit with hundreds of cases of norovirus,  CBS Los Angeles reports.  Rio School District Superintendent John Puglisi confirmed there have been 500 cases of norovirus at all eight of its schools, but one school was hit harder than the others: Rio Plaza Elementary. Play Video […]
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Allergists very busy after early start of allergy season

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) -- One local allergist says our pollen season this year is worse than before.
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Texas bill would fine men $100 each time they masturbate

(CNN) – A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would fine a man $100 each time he masturbates. The bill also imposes a 24-hour waiting period if a guy wants a colonoscopy or a vasectomy, or if he’s in the market for some Viagra. Rep. Jessica Farrar, a Democrat, knows her bill isn’t going to […]
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House Budget Committee advances GOP health care bill

The House Budget Committee has voted to advance the troubled Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act was passed out of committee quickly by a 19-17 vote. That’s one vote shy of what would have been needed to deal a damaging and embarrassing – though not fatal – setback to the party’s showpiece […]
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500 cases of norovirus reported in small Calif. school district

OXNARD, Calif. (CBS News) -- A small school district in Oxnard has been hit with hundreds of cases of norovirus, CBS Los Angeles reports.
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Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner to do live reading of ‘Juno’

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ellen Page will reprise her pregnant-teen role in “Juno” during an all-female live reading of the film to mark its 10th anniversary and to benefit Planned Parenthood, according to Entertainment Weekly. The creators will stage the reading April 8 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles to raise money […]