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Free mental safe houses open in New York City

A new program is taking an innovative approach to helping New York adults with mental health issues and those who may be on the brink of a psychiatric crisis.

Parachute NYC, a federally funded project more than two years in the making, has created res...

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Redmond 'community paramedic' a first for Oregon

Redmond Fire and Rescue’s grant-funded mobile paramedic program -- a first in the state -- plays an important role in Central Oregon's health by helping high-risk patients avoid preventable health emergencies.

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Salmonella outbreak may be caused by raw tuna

Raw tuna, mostly from sushi, may be at the heart of a recent salmonella outbreak that stretches across nine states.

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Vet warns of dog flu dangers

An Ohio veterinarian is warning dog owners to watch out for canine influenza.

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Algae health alert lifted for Detroit Lake

The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday lifted a health advisory issued six days earlier for Detroit Lake after new water monitoring confirmed that blue-green algae and toxin levels had dropped below levels of concern for humans, though not for dogs.

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Governor signs McLane bill to help new Oregon students

Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday signed a Central Oregon lawmaker's legislation to let registered nurses at public or private schools accept doctors’ orders from out-of-state doctors and treat students enrolled at the school for less than 90 days.

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United States Federal Government

What 'natural' and other food labels mean

The debate over the safety of genetically modified foods came into the spotlight again last month when Chipotle, the popular Mexican food chain, announced it was working to remove ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, from its menu,

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Buehler bill expanding birth control access revived

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill allowing women to access birth control without a doctor's prescription is once again moving through the Legislature after stalling in committee.

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