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Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 at 09:22 AM CST

Feds Employ Data-Driven Early Warning System in Opioid Fight

Feds Employ Data-Driven Early Warning System in Opioid Fight

An indictment in October was the first by a nationwide group of federal law enforcement officials that, armed with new access to a broader array of prescription drug databases, Medicaid and Medicare figures,...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 06:15 PM CST

Flu Widespread in 36 States, Deaths Reported: CDC

Flu Widespread in 36 States, Deaths Reported: CDC

Influenza was reported as widespread by 36 states last week, with some states reporting deaths from the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Twenty-one of the 36 states experienc...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 02:02 PM CST

CDC Investigating E.coli Outbreak in 13 States, Infecting 17 Americans

CDC Investigating E.coli Outbreak in 13 States, Infecting 17 Americans

The CDC is investigating a multistate E.coli outbreak in 13 states, including Connecticut, and the agency is looking into whether it’s connected to an outbreak in Canada that’s believed to be linked to...

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 03:49 PM CST

Tips to Avoid a Hangover

Tips to Avoid a Hangover

The Mayo Clinic shares some advice on things you can do to avoid a hangover after a night of drinking. Remember, never drink and drive.

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:38 PM CST

Tech-Assisted Healthy Eating for 2018

Tech-Assisted Healthy Eating for 2018

Eating better is one of the top New Year's resolutions for 2018, and this year, technology might be able to help you stick to it.  

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 09:44 AM CST

In a Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine

In a Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine

After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding...

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 10:06 AM CST

Safety Tips for Mounting a New TV or Placing Furniture

Safety Tips for Mounting a New TV or Placing Furniture

If you received a new flat-screen TV or a dresser for the baby's room over the holiday, you'll want to consider how to mount or place the new addition to your home. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission...

Thursday, Dec 28, 2017 at 01:21 PM CST

Spike in Flu Cases Prompts Restricted Visitation at Hospital

Spike in Flu Cases Prompts Restricted Visitation at Hospital

Starting Wednesday morning, visiting patients at The University of Chicago Medical Center will be a bit more difficult, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting. As flu season picks up, the hospital won’t allow...

Wednesday, Dec 27, 2017 at 05:45 AM CST

US's Virtual Shooter Training Program Expands to Teachers

US's Virtual Shooter Training Program Expands to Teachers

The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway. Screaming children are running for their lives or frozen in fear. Teachers...

Monday, Dec 25, 2017 at 09:41 AM CST

Why Board Games Can Bring Out the Worst in Us

Why Board Games Can Bring Out the Worst in Us

When the presents are all unwrapped and the breakfast spread gobbled up, holiday revelers often turn to the time-honored tradition of board games — and can be left stewing and sulking, NBC News' Better...

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