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How the Opioid Crisis Impacts Our Area
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How the Opioid Crisis Impacts Our Area

President Trump's drug commission describes the opioid epidemic as a national emergency. NBC10's Lauren Mayk spoke with health professionals about how this crisis is affecting our area. »

NJ Sen. Booker's Bill Would Make Weed Legal Nationwide
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NJ Sen. Booker's Bill Would Make Weed Legal Nationwide

As the opioid crisis continues to plague communities throughout the country, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, introduced legislation Tuesday to end “the failed war on drugs” by legalizing cannabis at the federal... »

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

1 in 3 Americans Took Prescription Opioids in 2015: Survey

About one in three Americans used prescription opioid painkillers like OxyContin or Vicodin in 2015, according to a survey released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NBC News reported. The NIDA... »

Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients
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Xtreme Eating Awards: 2017's Calorie-Filled Recipients

Most people won't consider eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King, but that's the calorie equivalent of one Buffalo Wild Wings Cheese Curd Bacon Burger with fries. That's just one of the... »

2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest
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2017 Xtreme Eating Awards Announced by The Center for Science in the Public Interest

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards. Most people wouldn't dream of eating five bacon double cheeseburgers from Burger King all at once, but at Buffalo... »

Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk
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Glitter iPhone Cases Recalled for Burn Risk

Decorative iPhone cases sold at Victoria's Secret, Nordstrom Rack and other stores have been recalled by their manufacturer because a liquid glitter inside the cases can cause skin irritation and chemical... »

Seas Rise, Trees Die: Climate Change Before Your Eyes

Seas Rise, Trees Die: Climate Change Before Your Eyes

They're called "ghost forests" — dead trees along vast swaths of coastline invaded by rising seas, something scientists call one of the most visible markers of climate change. The process has occurred naturally... »

8 Most Calorie-Packed Restaurant Meals of 2017
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8 Most Calorie-Packed Restaurant Meals of 2017

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has released its 2017 Xtreme Eating awards, highlighting high calorie restaurant offerings from top national chains. NBC's Erika Edwards reports. »

US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed

US Hospitals Treating Heart Attacks at Record Speed

There's never been a better time to be treated for a heart attack. U.S. hospitals have set a record for how quickly they open blocked arteries, averaging under one hour for the first time since these results... »

Higher Prices, Fewer Options Likely After Health Bill Fail
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Higher Prices, Fewer Options Likely After Health Bill Fail

The health care law of the land has survived for now, but it needs help — and it needs it soon. Soaring prices and fewer choices may greet customers when they return to the Affordable Care Act's insurance... »

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