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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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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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You probably don’t have Ebola, so calm down

Oh, America, you’re so charming. Never mind the almost 4500 people who have died of Ebola in West Africa. No one gives a damn about them, but don’t bring it here, no way. Ebola hemorrhagic fever has recently found a home in the land of the free. One man died and ...

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CDC says it missed opportunities to contain Ebola

EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals’ ability to manage the virus. “Essentially any hospital in ...

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