Legal fees increase in workers’ comp system

BY CHRISTINE SEXTON THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE – Injured workers racked up nearly $186 million in approved legal fees in 2016-2017, a 36 percent...

Rural White youth self-destruct

Opioids, alcohol, suicide blamed BY MELISSA HEALY LOS ANGELES TIMES / TNS An epidemic of despair is disproportionately claiming the lives of rural White Americans in...

Study: PTSD in Black women needs attention

BY GRACE WONG CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS CHICAGO – Nortasha Stingley doesn’t remember a lot about the weeks after her 19-year-old daughter was shot and killed nearly four...

Scott backs mental health changes for courts

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill on March 25 that supporters said will help the court system address issues with criminal...

More moms are choosing birth centers over hospitals

Facilities nationwide now covered by many insurers because of Affordable Care Act BY PHIL GALEWITZ KAISER HEALTH NEWS/TNS GREENVILLE, S.C. — Kristen Shorey gave birth to her...

Zika cases now top 1,000

The number of reported Zika cases in Florida topped 1,000 on Tuesday as Gov. Rick Scott announced the state will send another $7.4 million...

Think before you eat to help ward off Alzheimer’s

A poor diet can increase the risk of developing hypertension, cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes, which in turn can end up compromising an individual’s...

Exploring the cause of asthma in kids

Poverty and race drive rates more than city living BY MEREDITH COHN THE BALTIMORE SUN (TNS) BALTIMORE — It was the day after Mother’s Day in 2012...

How to fend off the flu in the workplace

Have fewer meetings, let employees work from home are just a couple of options BY ADAM SMELTZ PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE (TNS) No matter what grandma might have warned,...

Why are we still questioning vaccines?

Measles cases have cropped up across 12 states over the last ten weeks – nearly two decades...

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