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Investigation: Many US Jails Fail to Stop Inmate Suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. She'd called every day that week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. At 25, Fillmore had long struggled with mental illness, but medicat...

Here’s How to Prevent Opioid Deaths in Fresno County

Opinion By Ken Bird, M.D., M.P.H Todd was 29 years old when he died alone, with a needle in his arm, in an abandoned house five miles from where he grew up. His family deserted him about two years prior, after several attempts to treat his heroin addict...