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  For the third year in a row, the life expectancy of Americans has gone down. Two of the big reasons are drug overdose deaths and suicide. Learn more.
November 29, 2018
[KARE 11, November 05, 2018]   The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed three Girl Scouts and one of their mothers on a Wisconsin highway is accused of huffing before the crash. But what is huffing, exactly?
November 05, 2018
[KARE 11, October 25, 2018]   It’s estimated more than five million Americans battle gambling addiction, and experts say many of them started by betting on sports or fantasy leagues.
October 25, 2018
[KARE 11, September 28, 2018]   Alcohol is responsible for over one in 20 of all deaths worldwide, according to the most recent edition of a World Health Organization (WHO) report.
September 28, 2018
[WCCO Radio, January 01, 0001]   The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's declaration that youth vaping has become an epidemic has reignited the debate about whether vaping is safer than cigarette smoking. Allina Health tobacco intervention coordinator Karina DiLuzio laid out the facts about vaping versus smoking with WCCO Radio.
September 12, 2018
[WCCO-TV, August 27, 2018]   Investigators are studying whether video game addiction played a role to the man who killed two & wounded several more at a Jacksonville gaming tournament.
August 27, 2018
[WCCO Radio, July 26, 2018]   Deaths from liver disease have risen sharply in the U.S., and doctors say the biggest factor is drinking —especially among young adults. Learn more.
July 26, 2018
[KARE 11, June 26, 2018]   The World Health Organization has recognized video gaming as an addiction. Allina Health's Dr. Roger Laroche shares why it has been labeled as an addiction.
June 26, 2018
[WCCO Radio, April 14, 2018]   The U.S. surgeon general has issued an advisory recommending that more Americans carry the opioid overdose-reversing drug, naloxone. The drug, sold under the brand name Narcan (among others), can very quickly restore normal breathing in someone suspected of overdosing on opioids, including heroin and prescription pain medications.
April 14, 2018
[WCCO-TV, March 06, 2018]   The opioid drug problems is epidemic in the U.S. and government and medical leaders are struggling to get it under control. But just why are opioids so addictive?
March 06, 2018