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Monday, November 20, 2017

Column | Students and Suicide:  A Community Problem

COLUMN | Local psychotherapist, Dr. Dale Blanton from Coastal Counseling Center educates us on the rise in suicide among teens and what members of the community can do to recognize the signs to help others.

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence.

VA exploring idea of merging health system with Pentagon

As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon’s.

Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s

Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

US regulators approve first digital pill to track patients

U.S. regulators have approved the first drug with a sensor that alerts doctors when the medication has been taken, offering a new way of monitoring patients but also raising privacy concerns.

Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial

The first U.S. study to compare two treatments for opioid addiction finds a monthly shot works as well as a daily drug to prevent relapse.

Half of US adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults.

Study suggests women less likely to get CPR from bystanders

Women are less likely than men to get CPR from a bystander and more likely to die, a new study suggests, and researchers think reluctance to touch a woman’s chest might be one reason.

Frustration sets in after coal mine health study suspended

Chuck Nelson spent his life in this corner of Appalachia, working for years in the coal mines — a good job in the economically depressed area. But he says the industry that helped him earn a living cost him his health, and his wife’s, too.

DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration wants to make it easier for federal prosecutors to go after people who peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl that are fueling the nation’s drug abuse crisis.
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