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Ellis: Narcan bill means 'life or death'

...appears to be one of the most immediate and effective steps to take to physically prevent heroin deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2010 estimated Naxolone was responsible for preventing 10,000 heroin overdose deaths.It's...
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On heroin deaths: 'Something had to be done'

...Shakespeare added. "They don't understand that it could be anyone."That observation is a nod to what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has been saying about the heroin epidemic across the nation: Heroin use is no longer just for...
Oregon public health officials: Teen girl has bubonic plague

...average of 7 human plague cases has been reported nationwide each year in the U.S., according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Eight human cases have been diagnosed in Oregon since 1995. No deaths have been reported...
Nation and World
Pure Sole: Just tired

...shelter also listed the following resources:? National Institute for Mental Health ( Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (
New federal food safety rules issued after deadly outbreaks

...common - they are largely preventable," said Michael Taylor, the FDA's deputy commissioner for foods.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 48 million people - or 1 in 6 Americans - get sick annually from foodborne diseases...
Nation and World
Free drinks for moms-to-be

...Tibbett said, adding that there is no known safe amount of alcohol for any expectant mother.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the hold on drinking is also recommended for women trying to become pregnant, as pregnancies...
E. coli outbreak tests Chipotle's vow to track ingredients

...helps investigators, the statement said.Multi-state outbreaks have increased sharply in recent years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. On average, two dozen occurred from 2010 to 2014, up from six a year from...
Nation and World
Study: Death rates rising in middle-aged whites

...middle-aged. So the Case and Deaton findings aren't exactly surprising, said Robert Anderson, who oversees the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention branch that monitors death statistics.But the Princeton pair brought a new lens to the government's...
Nation and World
JPD reminds motorists to be mindful on Halloween

...bought treats? Inspect treats in a well-lit area before eating themFor more Halloween safety tips, see the Centers for Disease control and Prevention recommendations here:
Empire Editorial: Talking about suicide is difficult, but we must

...and we must do so now.Suicide is a plague, and it is particularly virulent in Alaska. In September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - the same organization fighting maladies like ebola - released a report outlining the scope...


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