Healthcare

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Deaths From Drugs and Suicide Set U.S. Record

By Adeel Hassan The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs, and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since the collection of federal mortality data started in 1999, according to an analysis by two public health nonprofits, the Trust for America’s Health and ...
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Sen. Hurtado’s First Bill Aims to Help Asthma Sufferers

Low-income Central Valley residents suffering from asthma may gain access to resources to help manage the chronic lung disease. Newly elected state Sen. Melissa Hurtado (D-Sanger) has introduced her first piece of legislation in Senate Bill 207, which aims ...

Addams Neighborhood Now Has a Mobile Health Clinic

Salome Romero was overjoyed when she heard there would be a mobile health clinic at her children's elementary school. "I was very happy," Romero said through a translator. "Now I don't have to take my kids out of school to take them to see the doctor." B...