Scripted by Melissa Schenkman. Animated by Next Media Animation.
By Melissa Schenkman
The long-time drug user, the patient taking prescription opioid pain medication, the high school student experimenting with drugs, and the child who confuses pills with candy, all have one thing in common. They all represent people at-risk of an opioid drug overdose, the people NYPD officers have been trained to save.
Police officers armed with naloxone nasal spray, the intranasal opioid drug overdose antidote, have saved 18 lives since a Staten Island program began earlier this year.
Sudden cardiac arrest strikes only a small number of young athletes but has a 95 percent fatality rate. Experts say schools can beat the odds and help save a life with an on-site AED and trained personnel. Here’s the story of a young basketball player and his family and how an on-site defibrillator saved his life after sudden cardiac arrest.
Triclosan (TCS), a popular anti-microbial ingredient in soaps and other common household products, may promote tumor growth in the liver of mice, according to researchers in University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
Colon cancer is on the rise in U.S. young adults, ages 20-34, according to a recent study from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. High fat diets are the suspected culprit, according to a researcher for the study.
ComEd is in the midst of major grid innovations and conservation efforts in the face of climate change, said ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, said on a panel addressing Climate Risk Management and Energy Infrastructure Innovation.
A widespread lack of pediatric dental care means untreated tooth decay for many kids in Chicago and throughout the U.S.
Less than half of school-aged children visited a dentist in 2009 and only 14 percent had a preventive treatment such as, fluoride or a sealant, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a study recently published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Continue reading “Many Chicago kids lack adequate dental care”→