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Stories with subject: Health statistics
  • Heroin deaths in W.Va. doubled since 2010 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:05 am
  • CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Some states, including West Virginia, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription opiates to this cheaper alternative. A look at what's happening in West Virginia:

  • Health gap persists in Central Oregon 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:37 pm
  • BEND, Oregon - New data on smoking rates, obesity, poverty and other health factors highlight the large health gap among Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties.

  • Kentucky lawmakers battle over cancer funding 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 4:25 pm
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Earlier this month Kentucky lawmakers Dan Seum and Rocky Adkins - both cancer survivors - spoke at a news conference advocating for an extra $1 million to expand a state colon cancer screening program.

  • State issues simplified report on Arkansas health 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:06 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A new report on health concerns in Arkansas should be easy for the general public to understand and will educate Arkansans on specific issues in their communities, the state Department of Health said.

  • Oregon agency releases report on child bone cancer 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 5:14 pm
  • SALEM, Oregon - A state analysis shows Oregon has a high rate of a childhood bone cancer that has caused worry in a West Salem neighborhood where five children in recent years were diagnosed with the disease and three have died.