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VIDEO: On The Front Lines of Substance Abuse

On the front lines of substance abuse: “We have to do better” NOVEMBER 27, 2016 – John Shinholser and Honesty Liller of the McShin Foundation in Virginia offer life-saving help to individuals fighting for a second chance. You can find this video at Face the Nation

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Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows

The study was published recently in the Journal of Rural Health and U.S. News. By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter While the rest of the United States makes major strides against cancer, a cancer crisis is taking hold in rural Appalachia. A University of Virginia (UVA) team analyzed federal government data[…]

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Donald Trump Provides Details of Health Care Policies

This article originally appeared on USNews.com. The transition team of President-elect Donald Trump has released an outline of his health care proposals with details of his intention to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. Saying Obamacare resulted in “rapidly rising premiums and deductibles” and was “not a success,” the[…]

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Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

Originally released by the Office of Governor McAuliffe. RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. This declaration comes in response to the growing number of overdoses attributed to opioid[…]

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Dealing with pain, avoiding opioids

This article originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.  BY KATIE DEMERIA Richmond Times-Dispatch What to many is known as the opioid epidemic raging through most of the country is, to some, considered a chronic pain epidemic. While illicit drugs like heroin are a major problem, what is becoming an even[…]

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