Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences
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Ferocious fires spark concern over major health consequences

Recurring wildfires are sparking concern among medical experts about potentially major health consequences

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State sued over involuntary psychiatric boarding

The New Hampshire chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of mental health patients being involuntarily held in hospital emergency departments

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More US kids get paralyzing illness, cause is still unknown

More children have been diagnosed with a mysterious paralyzing illness, and U.S. health officials still aren't sure what's causing it

More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health
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More leeway for states to expand inpatient mental health

Trump administration allowing states to seek Medicaid funds to expand inpatient mental health care

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger
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New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

New U.S. guidelines on exercise: Get kids active as young as 3 to avoid health problems later in life

Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news
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Heart meeting features fish oil, vitamin D, cholesterol news

Top news at an American Heart Association conference focuses on what does and does not help prevent heart attacks and other problems

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D
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Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D

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Illinois police face barriers to mental health treatment

Advocates say Illinois police are still facing major hurdles when seeking mental health treatment despite the passage of a state law that aims to remove obstacles

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Dutch to prosecute doctor who euthanized woman with dementia

Dutch officials say they will prosecute a nursing home doctor for euthanizing an elderly woman with dementia, the first time a doctor has been charged since the Netherlands legalized euthanasia in 2002

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Reports: Opioids, tobacco caused 14K Indiana deaths in 2017

Two new reports say opioids and tobacco claimed the lives of 14,200 Indiana residents last year, costing $12.6 billion in health care expenses, lost productivity and other economic damages