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US urges doctors to write more Rx for overdose antidote

US urges doctors to write more Rx for overdose antidote

The U.S. government told doctors Wednesday to consider prescribing medications that reverse overdoses to many more patients who take opioid painkillers in a move that could add more than $1 billion in health care costs. Assistant ...

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder

Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense. Researchers say meditation could be a better choice for some vets who ...

More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating

More US adults and kids are doing yoga, meditating

NEW YORK (AP) — If you can do a downward-facing dog, you’re among the increasing numbers of Americans doing yoga. A new report says more adults — and even kids — are practicing yoga and meditation. A ...

Opioid-related Hospitalizations Soar

Opioid-related Hospitalizations Soar

One in 37 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania in 2017 were related to opioids, according to a new report released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. According to the report, the number of opioid-related hospital ...

Health officials declare end of mumps outbreak in Hawaii

Health officials declare end of mumps outbreak in Hawaii

Hawaii health officials say the statewide outbreak of mumps has ended. The state Department of Health says more than 1000 people were identified with mumps since the outbreak began in March 2017, stemming from two clusters ...