Is opioid treatment available to those who need it most?

The U.S. opioid epidemic is still raging – it’s particularly pronounced in low-income areas and in those where people lack access to health care services, which includes cities in Michigan and across the Rust Belt. But the effectiveness of efforts to provide treatment and recovery options to those who need it most – that is, in locations with the greatest number of deaths from opioid overdose – has been unclear.

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Researchers study impact of contaminants in floodwaters

Last spring’s historic flooding along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers may have distributed toxic contaminants along wide flood routes. Researchers know little about how these materials may affect public health and safety in rural and urban areas. But a group of geologists and geological engineers from Missouri University of Science and Technology is working to find out.

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NEW STUDY FINDS THAT STUDENT ATHLETES AT MORE THAN HALF OF ALL HIGH SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA ARE AT GREATER RISK OF INJURY DUE TO LACK OF APPROPRIATE CARE OR UNQUALIFED PERSONNEL OVERSEEING THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY

More than half (54.6%) of California schools reported that they either did not employ an AT (47.6%) or employed unqualified health personnel (UHP) in the role of AT (7%).

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