Megan Thielking

How Healthy Is Your State? The Disparities Are Stark

Massachusetts is the healthiest state to live this year, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation. The report ranks states on 35 factors that impact health, from vaccination levels and infant mortality rates to environmental pollution and poverty levels. The analysis also pinpoints public health challenges nationwide. One particularly troubling trend: The rate…

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Doctor's Murder Over an Opioid Prescription Leaves Indiana City With No Easy Answers

A doctor's murder over an opioid prescription leaves an Indiana city with no easy answers

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - Dr. Todd Graham wasn't yet halfway through his workday at South Bend Orthopaedics when a new patient came into his office here complaining of chronic pain. Heeding the many warnings of health officials, he told her opioids weren't the appropriate treatment. But she was accompanied by her husband, who insisted on a prescription.…

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