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PHOTO: Health officials hope the DEA's Prescription Drug Take-Back event helps reduce the state's high rate of deaths linked to prescription drugs. Photo courtesy U.S. Army.

SANTA FE, N.M. – About 500 people die from overdoses each year in New Mexico, according to state health officials who are hoping that events such as National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday help the state lower that overdose death rate. Melissa Heinz, prevention coordinator for th ...Read More

PHOTO: Connecticut is not cost-effective turf for natural-gas "fracking" but conservation advocates are sending an Earth Week message to bar fracking waste from wells like this one from entering the state. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut may not be the most welcoming or cost-effective state for natural gas fracking, but conservation advocates are nevertheless sending an Earth Week message to ban fracking waste from entering the state. It has been a busy week for John Calandrelli, program director ...Read More

ILLUSTRATION: April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month is focused on preventing violence on campuses, while recognizing that assaults can be more than physical in nature. Groups are calling out behaviors and instances that attempt to "normalize" sexual violence, and promoting values that encourage respect. Illustration courtesy Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.

BOISE, Idaho - It's back to school for April's Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Idaho. While awareness is important, Kelly Miller, executive director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence said "action" is the focus as her group works with college and university campus leaders ...Read More

PHOTO: Kentucky's health exchange, known as "kynect," has enrolled more than 413,000 people for health insurance coverage.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - About one in 10 Kentucky residents has signed up for insurance coverage under the state's health-benefit exchange known as "kynect." The raw numbers: 413,410 Kentuckians, including Beth Moore from Louisville. She signed up when she became self-employed in January, she said, and in ...Read More

PHOTO: A state program reaching out to veterans in Nevada's rural areas is growing in popularity. Photo courtesy U.S. Dept. of Defense.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Veterans living in rural Nevada will likely have the opportunity to meet with a Veterans Services officer without having to leave town. ROVER, which stands for "Rural Outreach for Veterans Enrichment and Resources," is the way the State Department of Veterans Services (DVS) provi ...Read More

PHOTO: Lindsay Scheidell, American Heart Association in Wisconsin, says childhood obesity is parents' biggest health concern, and the battle is far from over. Photo courtesy American Heart Assn.-Wisconsin.

MADISON, Wis. - A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) saying childhood obesity rates are plummeting did not stand up when researchers took a more careful look at the data. The real numbers are cause for concern, according to Lindsay Scheidell, American Heart Assoc ...Read More

PHOTO: Retired physician Brian Livermore of Bemidji says it's critical to seek immediate help upon the onset of heart attack symptoms, as he did last August when he suffered an acute blockage, also known as the "widow-maker." Photo: courtesy American Heart Association

ST. PAUL, Minn. - When a person is suffering from a heart attack, every second counts, and a new campaign starting up this week across Minnesota aims to hasten care and increase the number of survivors. Retired physician Brian Livermore of Bemidji says it's critical to seek immediate help upon the o ...Read More

PHOTO: Kentucky is studying ways to improve services needed by the hundreds of thousands of family caregivers across the state. Photo courtesy AARP Kentucky.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - By 2030, just 16 years from now, more than 106,000 Kentuckians will be 85 or older, and that projection has Kentucky's lawmakers calling for a study of services available to family caregivers. The state Senate and House unanimously passed a resolution (CR102) directing their researc ...Read More

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