A box of vaping products confiscated from students or thrown away at Boulder High School. The school's assistant principal collects items for later delivery to the county's hazardous waste facility.
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Don't Toss That E-Cig: Vaping Waste Is A Whole New Headache For Schools and Cities
Years ago, Portia Smith (center) was afraid to seek care for her postpartum depression because she feared child welfare involvement. She and her daughters Shanell Smith (right), 19, and Najai Jones Smith (left), 15, pose for a selfie in February after makeup artist Najai made up everyone as they were getting ready at home to go to a movie together.
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We're tethered to our brothers and sisters as adults far longer than we are as children; our sibling relationships, in fact, are the longest-lasting family ties we have.
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Jennifer Brooks, who had repeatedly visited the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, was sued by Southeastern Emergency Physicians for $8,500 in unpaid medical bills.
The MX908 can check for the presence of fentanyl mixed with other drugs and such testing may help prevent overdoses. Sarah Mackin of the Boston Public Health Commission prepares the machine for testing some samples.
Kaydee Edralin and her husband, along with many other students at Brigham Young University-Idaho were upset they would have to buy additional health insurance after the university said it would not consider Medicaid to be valid insurance. The school reversed the policy Monday.
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Matthew Braun, a first-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima, Wash., says his personal history with opioids will help him care for patients.
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Lawmakers in the Texas Legislature passed a law intended to protect consumers against surprise medical bills, but loopholes may weaken it before it is enacted.
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Eating fish can protect against heart disease but many people don't eat enough to be effective. In November, an FDA panel recommended broader use of a prescription-strength fish oil drug Vascepa for people at higher risk of heart disease.
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Geriatric oncologist Supriya Gupta Mohile meets with patient Jim Mulcahy at Highland Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. "If I didn't do a geriatric assessment and just looked at a patient I wouldn't have the same information," she says.
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