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April 18, 2017

CHICAGO — An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.

The new draft guidelines released Tuesday echo those of several leading medical groups, but…


New Mexico to require officers to carry overdose antidote

April 11, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico on Thursday became the first U.S. state to require all local and state law enforcement agencies to provide officers with antidote kits as the state works to curb deaths from opioid and heroin overdoses.

Surrounded by advocates and parents who had lost children…


Lawmakers push to allow medical marijuana in schools

April 04, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Meagan Holt sat in the front row of a committee hearing earlier this week holding her 4-year-old daughter Maddie in one arm and a syringe filled with cannabis oil in the other.

"Cannabis is what's kept her alive all this time," Holt said. "She isn't supposed to be here.…


Colon cancer now showing up in younger people

March 28, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Even though she's now cancer-free, the anger shows when Flower Scalia, 35, remembers being diagnosed.

Raised in California, she had been living in Chattanooga for almost 20 years, working as a dental assistant and helping her husband at the shoe repair shop his family has…