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Just say no to Narcan? Heroin rescue efforts draw backlash

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- First responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people tell them they should just say no to using so many resources on drug abusers....

Doctors 'prescribe' fresh produce with help from food banks

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OAK FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The idea is simple: Load fresh fruits and vegetables into a refrigerator truck and drive it to a health clinic, then have a doctor write a "prescription" for food to improve the diets of low-income people with diabetes and high blood pressure....

AP news guide: The Flint water crisis, a year on
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A year after the tap water in Flint was exposed as a source of dangerous levels of lead, residents of the impoverished city are still grappling with the man-made public health crisis, which has led to criminal charges and drawn attention in the presidential election....





6 Portland health providers give $21.5M for homeless housing
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Five major hospitals in Portland, Oregon, and a nonprofit health care plan said Friday they will donate a combined $21.5 million toward the construction of nearly 400 housing units for the city's burgeoning homeless and low-income population - a move hailed by national housing advocates as the largest private investment of its kind in the nation....

AIDS pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- When she was younger, Tryphena Natukunda's mother discouraged her from swallowing her antiretroviral medicines among strangers or even distant relatives....

Mother uncovers lasting impact of son's organ donation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research - his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood....

Feds push back on states targeting Planned Parenthood funds
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go, which would undermine the efforts of 13 Republican-led states to prevent such money from going to Planned Parenthood....

Study finds 20M would lose health coverage under Trump plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study that examines some major health care proposals from the presidential candidates finds that Donald Trump would cause about 20 million to lose coverage while Hillary Clinton would provide coverage for an additional 9 million people....

To train doctors, Vermont school shifts to hands-on learning
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont College of Medicine is changing the way physicians are trained by switching exclusively to a hands-on approach to learning designed to encourage students to solve medical puzzles rather than just memorizing body parts and diseases....

Lead crisis in housing project was actually no surprise
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) -- When the mayor in this industrial town ordered the evacuation of a 40-year-old public-housing complex this summer because of severe lead contamination, many people wondered: How could the problem have been overlooked for so long?...