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Heroin

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CDC: Heroin-related overdose deaths quadruple

Heroin use is increasing rapidly across the United States among all age, race, income and ethnic groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday.

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Why a Western diet could be bad for you

The developing world is seeing rapid urbanization, with more than half of the world's population now living in cities and this figure expected to reach 70% by 2050.

Birth Control Bill

Oregon pharmacists will be able to prescribe birth control

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon women will no longer have to visit a health clinic for a birth control prescription starting next year.

Oregon Senate revives health care study bill

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature is pressing to adjourn, perhaps as soon as Monday. Here's a look at the latest developments:

Keith Vidal

Anthony Owens/CNN iReport

Changing how police respond to mental illness

At 18, Keith Vidal was a normal teenager, his mom said -- a good kid and funny guy who liked basketball, played the drums and enjoyed the beach.

Measles vaccine

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Wash. reports first U.S. measles death in 12 years

The Washington State Department of Health reported Thursday what it said was the first confirmed measles death in the United States since 2003.

The cost of health care

Oregon health insurance premiums to rise in 2016

The Oregon Insurance Division approved premium hikes on Wednesday of up to 40 percent for 2016. The increase applies only to the 10 percent of Oregonians who are self-insured.

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What you need to know about the dog flu

New cases of canine influenza have spread across several states, and veterinarians are urging vigilance.

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