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Opioid Crisis Strains Foster Care System; Programs Aim To Keep Kids With Mom

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August 18, 2017 at 2:50 pm

After Raven Mosser gave birth six years ago, she woke up to a social worker in her hospital room. Her newborn son had been born exposed to opioids — drugs she had been abusing for years. If she didn’...

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Too Few Patients Follow The Adage: You Better Shop Around

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August 18, 2017 at 8:23 am | Despite having more financial “skin in the game” than ever, many consumers don’t make any attempt to compare prices for health care services, a newly released study found. In a survey of nearly 3...

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Medicare Unveils ‘Skeletal’ Site For Hospice Comparison Shopping

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August 18, 2017 at 12:50 pm | Medicare launched a website aimed at helping families choose a hospice — but experts say it doesn’t help very much. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released Hospice Compare...

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Gun Sellers Join Forces To Curb Suicide-By-Firearm, Rampant In Rural Areas

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August 17, 2017 at 1:01 pm | John Yule, 53, manages Wildlife Sport Outfitters, a hunting and fishing supplies store on the edge of Manchester, N.H., and is “deeply involved in the Second Amendment community.” But six years a...

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Often Missing In The Health Care Debate: Women’s Voices

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August 17, 2017 at 5:00 am | Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception, they are struck more oft...

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Exposure to violence may up cardiovascular risk in women

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August 17, 2017 at 7:01 am | By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS Mexican women who experience violence as adults may be at higher risk for heart attacks and strokes, a new study suggests. The findings add to growing e...

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Doctors Warm To Single-Payer Health Care

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August 16, 2017 at 5:00 am | Single-payer health care is still a controversial idea in the U.S., but a majority of physicians are moving to support it, a new survey finds. Fifty-six percent of doctors registered either stron...

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Weather service issues severe thunderstorm warning

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August 16, 2017 at 12:06 pm | COLUMBIA — A severe thunderstorm warning issued by the National Weather Service at 1:54 p.m. was scheduled to remain in effect for Columbia and surrounding areas until 2:45 p.m. Severe storms had...

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Family Fun Fest canceled due to bad weather

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August 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm | COLUMBIA — Those planning to attend the Family Fun Fest scheduled for Wednesday night will be disappointed. The science-themed festival has been canceled due to expected rain and wet conditions, ...

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