Of all physicians, primary care doctors most frequently doled out first-time opioid prescriptions, suggested a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine.
By Laura Santhanam
More than 10 percent of the 7,175 hate-bias incidents reported by law enforcement in 2017 occurred at schools and universities.
By Courtney Norris
Asbestos is no longer ubiquitous in building materials, and since it's proven to cause cancer, many Americans likely assumed the substance had been banned entirely. But not only is asbestos a naturally occurring mineral, it is also still used to…
By Miles O'Brien
Many people mistakenly think that Medicare covers lots of things that it doesn't, only to learn the reality of its limitations when they or a loved one is denied coverage.
By Philip Moeller
By Matthew Perrone, Associated Press
Under proposed guidelines, e-cigarette makers would be required to restrict sales of most flavored products to stores that verify the age of customers or include a separate, age-restricted area.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Catherine Lucey, Associated Press
The administration argues that the budget doesn't cut Medicare benefits to seniors but makes better use of taxpayers' dollars and helps reduce Medicare spending by lowering prescription drug costs.
By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
The idea for state-run pot shops comes from a trio of GOP state senators who broke with local Republican Party orthodoxy to embrace legal marijuana with a decidedly big-government approach that would have the state directly oversee most sales —…
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
While other studies have shown minorities living with more pollution, this study is one of the first to combine buying habits and exposure into one calculation of inequity.
By PBS NewsHour
The Great Lakes are an indispensable source of drinking water for more than 48 million people in the U.S. and Canada. But in six large cities on the shorelines, residents are facing a cost crisis. WBEZ reporter Maria Ines Zamudio…
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