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Residents investigate cancer rates near Michigan landfill

Residents investigate cancer rates near Michigan landfill

A group of residents is investigating cancer rates in a western Michigan neighborhood that's near a contaminated landfill classified as a Superfund site
Updated one month ago

Oklahoma facing health problems despite smoking decrease

A new report says Oklahoma has high rates of deaths from heart disease, stroke, cancer and respiratory disease despite a decrease in smoking
Updated one month ago
Democrat running for governor focuses on Ohio opioid crisis

Democrat running for governor focuses on Ohio opioid crisis

The Democratic nominee for governor says the opioid crisis is ravaging families and communities across Ohio and has touched everyone
Updated one month ago

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

New guidelines say US adults should begin colon cancer screening earlier, when they turn 45, not 50
Updated one month ago

Missouri hospital closure problematic for expectant mothers

Sudden closure of a hospital has left some expectant mothers in the Missouri Bootheel region scrambling for care in an area that already has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the U.S.
Updated one month ago

Officials: Maine vaccination opt-out rates rose in 2017-18

Maine health officials say vaccination opt out rates for the state's kindergarteners increased during the 2017-2018 school year
Updated one month ago

Infant mortality rates rise in South Dakota

Baby deaths are raising alarms for officials in South Dakota as a new report shows infant mortality rates increased last year
Updated one month ago
E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

In a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches did
Updated one month ago
With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down again

With death rate up, US life expectancy is likely down again

Preliminary data shows U.S. death rates rose again last year, indicating that 2017 likely will mark the third straight decline in American life expectancy
Updated one month ago