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EDITORIAL: News that should outrage all of us
The number of uninsured folks in America rose by 1.9 million people in 2018. It was the first jump in nearly a decade.
Judge: UPMC’s 5-year deal with Highmark can’t be extended
A 5-year-old agreement between two Pittsburgh-based health care conglomerates can’t be extended through litigation past its June 30 expiration date, a Pennsylvania judge said Friday.Health
Promise of marijuana leads scientists on search for evidence
Marijuana has been shown to help ease pain and a few other health problems, yet two-thirds of U.S. states have decided pot should be legal to treat many other conditions with little scientific backing.Health
Redskins recovery methods aim to reduce injuries
Sports teams are always looking for the next edge, and the Washington Redskins hope they’re on the right track by zeroing in on rest and relaxation as a way to keep players healthier and more focused.Health
VIDEO: Katallasso Family Health Center in York City
"We are able to serve people that are uninsured or underinsured," said Clinic Director Dycelie "Didi" Rivera. "There is a place that they can go," she added.
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More seniors using marijuana to treat maladies
Many industry officials say the fastest-growing segment of their customer base are aging baby boomers or even those a little older who are seeking to treat the aches and sleeplessness and other maladies of oldHealth
VIDEO: York High students train to use Narcan
York High Public Safety Academy students train to use Narcan as part of Opioid Epidemic module. Upon completion and certification, each student will receive a kit that includes two 4-mg doses of Narcan.
VIDEO: Stony Run Brew House to raise funds for 4AydenStrong Foundation
Stony Run Brew House will hold a fundraiser for the 4AydenStrong Foundation in conjunction with ribbon-cutting planned for Thursday, Nov. 8.
VIDEO: RISE York cuts ribbon in West Manchester Township
Medical marijuana dispensary RISE York cuts ribbon in West Manchester Township, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.
AP review: Drug prices keep going up despite Trump pressure
President Donald Trump made reducing drug prices a key promise during his election campaign, repeatedly accusing drugmakers of “getting away with murder.” At the end of May, he promised that drug companies woulHealth
WellSpan York Hospital receives national recognition for treatment of heart and lung failure
WellSpan York Hospital has received national recognition for its treatment of adult patients with acute heart or lung failure.Local
Modest premium hikes as ‘Obamacare’ stabilizes
Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get price cuts. That’s the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resiHealth
Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste
While health authorities recognize fluoride as a cavity blocker, the internet is dotted with claims that fluoride-free toothpaste also prevents cavities.Health
Oped: This is the talk to have before college
Navigating mental health issues — your own or a friend's — is a pivotal college experience for many students, but isn't acknowledged as such.
Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds
Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease, doctors are reporting from a landmark study that used genetic testing to gauge each patient’s risk.Health
200 million eggs recalled because of salmonella concerns
More than 200 million eggs distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in nine states have been recalled because of bacterial contamination.Health
Studies link legal marijuana with drop in opioid prescriptions
Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it might.Health
Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions
Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may.Health
Dentist group puts teeth in push to curb opioid painkillers
The American Dental Association wants dentists to drastically cut back on prescribing opioid painkillers.Health
Overdose deaths fall in 14 states (but rise in Pa.), new figures show
New provisional data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that drug overdose deaths declined in 14 states during the 12-month period that ended July 2017, a potentially hopeful sign that policies aimed at curbing the death toll may be working.Health
VIDEO: Pleasant Acres rehab gym, staff encourage growth and stability
"If this place wouldn't be here, who knows where I'd be," said Pleasant Acres resident Robert Brenner, 73. Brenner is recovering from a stroke.
A surprise no one wants: Big medical bill even with coverage
People who wind up in the emergency room or need an ambulance can be blindsided by hefty, unexpected charges. This often happens after patients visit a doctor or hospital outside their insurance network so coverage was limited. Insurance deductibles that reset every January and must be paid before coverage begins can make these invoices even more painful.Health
How best to treat opioids’ youngest sufferers? No one knows
Two babies, born 15 months apart to the same young woman overcoming opioid addiction. Two very different treatments.Health
OPED: Counties need state support for priorities
Counties need the state and federal government to commit full funding that recognizes our mutual commitment to serve our citizens across all human services programs.
EDITORIAL: So much to live for
The grip of addiction is severe and a single false step can undo months, even years of hard work. Success often requires working a 12-step or other recovery program, and includes finding new ways of looking at — and engaging in — your life.
OPED: Stoners and non-stoners can resist Sessions
Keyboard confessional: I've never smoked pot in my life. I don't care for kush. I hate its smell. Edibles scare me. I can't tell the difference between THC and TBS.
OPED: Use ocean without using it up
The Trump administration announced last week that it would open 90 percent of our coastal waters to oil and gas drilling.
OPED: We are not ready for the flu pandemic
It starts with body aches, chills, exhaustion, headache and fever. Then come congestion, sore throat and cough. It is miserable. It is the flu.