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Florida schools to add mental health classes to curriculum

Florida public schools will now be required to teach students about mental health under a new mandate passed by the state board of education

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling
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Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

US overdose deaths apparently declined a little last year _ first drop in nearly 30 years

Arizona urges court not to impose more fines in inmate suit
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Arizona urges court not to impose more fines in inmate suit

The state of Arizona is urging a judge not to impose more contempt-of-court fines in a lawsuit over health care for prisoners

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Missouri governor creates taskforce on health care waiver

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order establishing a taskforce on a potential Affordable Care Act waiver

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's
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New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

New research gives some biological clues to why women may be more likely than men to develop Alzheimer's disease and how this most common form of dementia varies by sex

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Polis: Colorado reinsurance will slash health premiums

Colorado's governor says he anticipates that individuals' health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act market will be substantially lower next year

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Kentucky health officials won't ban tattoos over scars

A proposal to ban tattooing on scarred skin will fade away after Kentucky health officials backed off the proposed regulation

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UN health agency calls emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak

UN health agency calls emergency meeting on Ebola outbreak after it spreads to big Congo city

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Audit: Maryland agency didn't track million dollar grants

An audit of Maryland's Behavioral Health Administration revealed the health department agency failed to properly keep track of key data for initiatives it funded with millions of dollars in grants

Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's
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Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer's

Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal _ a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia