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Six dozen doctors arrested in opioid bust

On Apr. 17, the Department of Justice announced the arrest of dozens of healthcare professionals in connection to the opioid epidemic. 60 medical professionals in six states were charged in connection to over-prescription and healthcare fraud. Providers at every level have a responsibility to the community and their patients to ...

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Food Safety 101: E.coli breaks in the South

Food safety is incredibly important and is required to prevent outbreaks such as the E. coli outbreak that has spread to five states: Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. Kentucky has the most and Tennessee has the second most reported cases. The cause of the outbreak was announced on Friday ...

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Genie’s lamp is impossible to fill

The live-action “Aladdin” will be released on May 24, and it seems that people are not as excited for it compared to other Disney movies. A lot of the controversy around the film has centered around Will Smith being cast as Genie. It is not fair to judge how good ...

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Oversimplification of addiction hurts everyone

  There are laws that are enacted not to help people, but to punish. Some things just seem so abhorrent when viewed from an outsider perspective that it is hard to ever justify them.              Laws to punish these things feel justifiable and right. When closely looking at the first-hand ...

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Up in smoke: a look into e-cigarettes

Vaping is something everyone has heard of in recent years. There is a lot of concern about its popularity considering that vaping and its effects are not well understood yet. Vaping among teens has gained attention recently because it has become so widespread and the risks for teens are now ...

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