“People should have places to go to the bathroom when they need to, and in San Francisco they don't,” says a supervisor there looking to tackle this and other issues tied to street cleanliness.
Lou Ortenzio was a trusted West Virginia doctor who got his patients—and himself—hooked on opioids. Now he’s trying to rescue his community from an epidemic he helped start.
San Bernardino County, California, uses a survey and mapping tool to connect homeless people with support services.
The National Firefighter Registry seeks to collect detailed information on cancer rates within the profession with the goal of improving research.
Local health departments struggle to treat and prevent the spread of STDs amid ongoing budget cuts.
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Beyond the health costs of the opioid epidemic, new research looks at the money lost when people can't work.
Denver has struggled to get a housing voucher program off the ground, so far enticing only one local employer to join the program to help subsidize rent for workers.
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To foil community pushback over new facilities for people in homelessness, a San Francisco lawmaker wants all neighborhoods to share the responsibility.
Ninety new cases were confirmed last week, bringing the nationwide total to 555, according to federal health officials.
Activists are convincing conservative Southerners to buy in to needle exchanges.
Increasing evidence shows the nation’s suicide and opioid epidemics are entwined.
Nurses spend 16 hours on the phone, medications take months to arrive, and patients suffer as they wait.
COMMENTARY | It's not just about school meal programs. Organizations can help ensure that students have food after school hours and over the weekend.
The trend can have a big impact on state budgets.
Nine states have laws to stop unexpected, out-of-network medical bills.
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The state recently agreed on a big settlement with Purdue Pharma and now wants Johnson & Johnson to disclose opioid marketing documents.
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