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Synthetic Pot to Blame for 125 Overdoses in 6 Days

Synthetic Pot to Blame for 125 Overdoses in 6 Days

Officials in a Pennsylvania county say they have treated dozens of people who overdosed on synthetic marijuana since the weekend. »

Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies
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Dayton Hospital Calls on Volunteers to Cuddle Opioid Babies

As the opioid epidemic grips Ohio, one Dayton hospital is making sure their youngest victims are in good hands. Each year, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Miami Valley Hospital see an average of 90... »

Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone

Actor’s Death Spotlights Risk in Detoxing Alone

Actor Nelsan Ellis, best known for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on the HBO series "True Blood," died suddenly this week at the age of 39. The actor struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for many years,... »

Delco Heroin Mobile Drug Collection Van Hits the Road
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Delco Heroin Mobile Drug Collection Van Hits the Road

With the number of people dying as a result of opioid overdoses skyrocketing, the Delaware County Heroin Task Force is taking action. NBC10's Tracy Davidson sits down with Delaware County District Attorney Jack... »

Del. Cancer Mortality Rate Drops, But Remains High

Del. Cancer Mortality Rate Drops, But Remains High

Public health officials say screening and early detection have contributed to a decline in Delaware's cancer mortality rate, which nevertheless remains among the highest in the country. »

The American Red Cross Needs Your Blood
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The American Red Cross Needs Your Blood

This summer is a critical time for blood donations because donation numbers are down. Alana Mauger of the American Red Cross explains what they are doing about the lack of donations and how you can help. »

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing... »

Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers

Coffee Drinkers Seem to Live Longer, According to Researchers

Go ahead and order that second cup. Studies have found that people who frequently enjoy a cup of joe could live longer lives, according to researchers at the University of Southern California. "We cannot... »

New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich
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New GOP Health Bill Likely Keeping Obama Tax Boosts on Rich

A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that have helped finance his law's expansion of coverage, a leading... »

Right in the Middle of Tick Season
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Right in the Middle of Tick Season

It is the middle of tick season and doctors say that there are simple ways to avoid the dangerous pests. Ticks are most common in wooded areas, parks and where deer are present. »

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