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Prescription Opioid Use Explodes

Opiate Drug Abuse, Deaths Soar Along with Drug Company Profits In April, musician and icon Prince died in his home from an accidental overdose of the prescription opioid fentanyl. In September, U.S. soccer superstar Abby Wambach revealed her long struggle with substance abuse and prescription drug … [Read more...]

Asbestos: Lethal and Still a Threat to All Americans

Still Prevalent in Older Schools, Public Buildings, Homes Asbestos is a deadly carcinogen, known to cause lung cancer and mesothelioma while killing an average 15,000 people a year in the United States. Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally as a bundle of fibers, found all over the … [Read more...]

People Who Make a Difference

Heroes Step Up to Protect the Safety, Rights of All Americans Today we all know that the ill-fated decision to switch the water supply in Flint, Mich., from Lake Huron to the Flint River to save a few bucks in the state budget caused dangerously high levels of lead in local drinking water. But if … [Read more...]

Marijuana and Driving

Has legalizing pot caused more road accidents, injuries and deaths? Elizabeth Kemble, a widely admired advocate for kidney health in Oregon, was out for a walk following her third kidney transplant when she was killed by a driver who admitted to smoking marijuana minutes earlier. Debra Majkut, an … [Read more...]

Distracted Driving

Distracted Driving Still on the Rise, Especially Among Teens According to AAA, Americans drive the fewest miles during the winter months. Once April rolls around and the sun shines a bit brighter, the mileage goes up as we shake off the winter doldrums. More miles behind the wheel also means there … [Read more...]

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