News tagged with health departments

Questions on plaintiffs unlikely to derail health lawsuit

Despite questions about four challengers' legal right to bring their lawsuit, the Supreme Court probably will not be deterred from deciding whether millions of people covered by the health care overhaul are eligible for the ...

Feb 14, 2015
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Opioid OD cause for over 100,000 ED visits in '10

Researchers from Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals and the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that prescription opioids, including methadone, were involved in 67.8 percent of (or over 135,971 visits to) ...

Nov 10, 2014
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Quitting smoking results in minimal weight gain

The declining rate of smoking is unlikely to be a major contributor to the recent increases in the incidence of obesity. While quitting smoking might cause some people to gain weight, the amount gained will ...

Feb 17, 2012
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