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Discharged, Dismissed: ERs Often Miss Chance To Set Overdose Survivors On ‘Better Path’

Only a small percentage of people who survived an opioid overdose received in the next year some form of drug abuse treatment, according to an analysis of West Virginia Medicaid claims data. Experts say the findings underscore a national disconnect.

Seniors Aging In Place Turn To Devices And Helpers, But Unmet Needs Are Common

A new study examines how seniors with deteriorating strength and other physical functions deal with such challenges as taking a shower or getting dressed in the morning.

Scooter Madness In Austin Puts Safety Concerns In High Gear

As Austin and other cities across the USA deal with the invasion of e-scooters, injuries mount — along with calls for regulations. The findings from a CDC study may shed light on solutions.

Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently

A pilot program for frail low-income seniors provides much-needed help in dealing with “daily activities” and offers practical solutions.

Frail Seniors Find Ways To Live Independently

A pilot program for frail low-income seniors provides much-needed help in dealing with “daily activities” and offers practical solutions.

Alcohol-Linked Disease Overtakes Hep C As Top Reason For Liver Transplant

New research suggests that attitudes toward liver transplant candidates who have a history of alcohol abuse are softening.

County By County, Researchers Link Opioid Deaths To Drugmakers’ Marketing

A JAMA study looking at county-specific federal data finds that the more opioid-related marketing dollars spent in a county, the higher rates of doctors who prescribed those drugs, and ultimately, more overdose deaths.

Emergency Medical Responders Confront Racial Bias

In a recent study of patients treated by emergency medical responders in Oregon, black patients were 40 percent less likely to get pain medicine than their white peers. Why?

Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This Decade

About 276,000 more children are among the uninsured, a new report finds. Though the uptick is statistically small, it is striking because uninsured rates usually decrease during periods of economic growth.

Fish Oil And Vitamin D Pills No Guard Against Cancer Or Serious Heart Trouble

And new study finds no reason to get routine vitamin D tests, researchers say.

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