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She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

She lost her dad when she was 14. Now, she’s helping kids learn how to mourn.

When Tracy Crosby’s husband died unexpectedly, she suddenly became a single mom to four young children. “The hardest thing in the world is to tell your children that they’re never going to see their other parent again,” she said. Her children would cry a lot at bedtime because they missed their dad. Crosby worried about…MORE

39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled after salmonella cases

39 tons of Butterball ground turkey recalled after salmonella cases

Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground turkey products due to potential salmonella contamination, the North Carolina-based company said in a statement Wednesday. Eating or handling contaminated food can cause salmonellosis, one of the most common bacterial foodborne illnesses. The products were linked four illnesses at a single residential facility in Wisconsin and one illness…MORE

These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

These sports are most likely to send kids to ER with brain injuries

Almost 2 million children and teens — an average of 283,000 each year — were seen in emergency rooms across the United States for traumatic brain injuries between 2010 and 2016, according to a new government report. Football, bicycling, basketball, playground activities and soccer were the sports and activities most likely to send children to…MORE

OxyContin’s maker is accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. Its new overdose antidote was just fast-tracked by the FDA

OxyContin’s maker is accused of fueling the opioid epidemic. Its new overdose antidote was just fast-tracked by the FDA

The company whose drugs are at the center of America’s deadly opioid epidemic was given a green light Wednesday to accelerate the development of a new opioid antidote. The US Food and Drug Administration granted Purdue Pharma’s experimental opioid overdose drug fast-track designation. According to Purdue, its drug, nalmefene hydrochloride injection, has a longer effect…MORE

Johnson & Johnson hit with $29.4 million verdict in talcum powder case

Johnson & Johnson hit with $29.4 million verdict in talcum powder case

A California jury returned a $29.4 million verdict in a trial involving a woman who believes that her mesothelioma is tied to her regular use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. Wednesday’s decision came after a lengthy trial that started in January. The jury awarded $24.4 million to Teresa Leavitt and $5 million to her…MORE

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Deaths from dementia have more than doubled in US, report says

Dementia not only affects memory and quality of life, it can be fatal. A report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that the rate of Americans who died from dementia has more than doubled from 30.5 deaths per 100,000 people in 2000 to 66.7 in 2017. The term dementia encompasses disease…MORE

Some parents overlook dangers of medicines, sending thousands of children to ER

Some parents overlook dangers of medicines, sending thousands of children to ER

Nearly 52,000 children under age 6 were treated at emergency rooms across the United States in 2017, according to a new report. Although that’s a decline since 2010, the report identifies some reasons why children may continue to be poisoned by medicines, offering key lessons for other parents. Researchers conducted 90-minute interviews with groups of…MORE