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For 1st Time in 4 Years, US Life Expectancy Rises — a Little

NEW YORK — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a downward trend. The rise is due to lower death rates for cancer and drug overdoses. Fo...

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...