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More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say

More People Need Training in Lifesaving Epinephrine Use, Advocates Say

By Jenifer GoodwinHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) — When Jane Able’s 4-year-old daughter, Ellie, was diagnosed with a severe peanut allergy, the New Albany, Ohio, mother got trained in using an epinephrine pen and never leaves home without it. The device contains an injectable dose of epinephrine, a …

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Federal investigation into Mississippi prisons has advocates hopeful, anxious

Federal investigation into Mississippi prisons has advocates hopeful, anxious

Keewin Grayer served 24 years in Mississippi’s state prisons for drug offenses. The conditions he experienced on a daily basis were “inhumane,” he said, “and well below the standards of any prison in America.” Food would contain insects, rodent feces and hair, he said. He went weeks without running water …

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Advocates blame anti-vaxxers after four-year-old boy dies from flu | US news

Health advocates are blaming anti-vaccine propaganda perpetuated online for the death of a four-year-old Colorado boy from the flu earlier this week. The boy’s mother, Geneva Montoya, admitted in a Facebook post that she refused to fill the doctor’s prescription for Tamiflu, the most common antiviral medication prescribed to treat …

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