Opioid Epidemic – MA Senator Elizabeth Warren


“In 2017, life expectancy in the United States went down. Let me repeat that: Nearly two decades into the 21st century, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, life expectancy went down. And it was largely driven by the opioid epidemic. Emergency room visits for opioid overdoses have skyrocketed. Children have lost their parents. More...

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UC Berkeley research led to Nobel Prize-winning immunotherapy

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By admin On Thursday, August 9th, 2018

How Real Doctors Treat Dry Eye

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By admin On Friday, April 27th, 2018

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By admin On Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

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By admin On Sunday, February 18th, 2018

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By admin On Friday, February 16th, 2018

New blood test can help diagnose traumatic brain injuries

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By admin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Flu vaccine is one of the least effective in years

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By admin On Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Lena Dunham says she had a total hysterectomy

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By admin On Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The elephant on the slopes: Putting female snowboarders at risk

On Monday night, the world watched as 4 out of 5 female snowboarders in the Olympic slopestyle competition — fierce athletes who had spent the last four years perfecting daring new jumps to advance their sport More...