As opioid epidemic surges, med schools try to keep pace
Americans are overdosing on opioids such as heroin and prescribed painkillers at epidemic rates, and the nation’s doctors appear to be inadequately prepared to help. Read more
Protecting yourself from the ‘Heat Dome’
Forecasters are warning of a “heat dome” causing sweltering temperatures and high humidity in the central U.S., and it’s expected to spread eastward in the next few days. Read more
Miami steps up mosquito control after suspected Zika cases
Health officials are worried that Zika may have a foothold in South Florida; they’re investigating two cases of Zika that may have been contracted from mosquitoes in Florida, not by people traveling abroad. Read more
Lifting lighter weights can be as effective as heavier ones
A new study finds that people who lift relatively light weights can build just as much strength and muscle size as those who grunt through sessions using much heftier weights — if they plan their workouts correctly. Read more
Rehab hospitals may harm a third of patients, report says
In a government report published Thursday, 29 percent of patients in rehab facilities suffered a medication error, bedsore, infection or some other type of harm as a result of the care they received. Read more

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