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One Montana farmer's suicide speaks to a growing concern in rural America
Rural suicides outpace those in urban America, and Montana's suicide rate leads the nation. One farming family in north central Montana shares their story of loss in the hopes that their anguish can save others.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 10:04 AM
Trump's coal emissions rollbacks will be bad for country's health
The Environmental Protection Agency will allow states to set their own emission standards for coal-fueled power plants. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a proposal that calls for states to regulate emissions from power plants. Critics say the decision will result in much more carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 2:35 PM
Teachers are now preparing for school shootings
Walk in to any given elementary or middle school classroom, and you're bound to be greeted with some evidence of a teacher's love and effort. Maybe it's a hand-drawn poster or chart, specifically tailored to the class' needs and ages. It could be a row of cubbies or another useful, attractive addition, handcrafted over hours of the teachers' free time just to make this space a little brighter, a little better, a little more like the haven it should be.

POSTED AUGUST 20, 2018 10:10 AM
Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping'
In a jaw-dropping moment caught on video, an 18-year-old high school senior rushes to escape from the hospital that saved her life and then, she says, held her captive.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 2:55 PM
Escape from the Mayo Clinic: How CNN reported the story
Since CNN published the "Escape from the Mayo Clinic" stories, Mayo Clinic issued several responses that are critical of CNN's reporting. Mayo's responses misrepresent several facts.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 1:15 PM
Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital
Alyssa Gilderhus' family begged for her to be sent to Mayo Clinic. They never thought they'd have to help her escape a few months later.

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 2:55 PM
Families struggle with anxiety over chemicals in tap water
When Parchment, Michigan, learned that its tap water had the contaminant PFAS at up to 200 times federally recommended levels, the city and state immediately took action. But for residents, it's created a sense of anxiety over their health and the health of their families.

POSTED AUGUST 16, 2018 1:27 PM
Parents funded cancer daughter's lifesaving treatment

POSTED AUGUST 17, 2018 3:36 PM
Rookie vegetarianism and the junk food trap
A variety of inspirations may spark a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle change, the most common being animal welfare, environmental welfare and personal health. But even if health isn't the reason, it's important to maintain good health within any diet. Why not enjoy the benefits of being a vegetarian, even if you're doing it for the cows and the trees?

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 8:10 AM
Some EpiPen expiration dates get extended
The FDA announced Tuesday that it is extending the expiration date of certain 0.3 milligram EpiPen products in response to a shortage of the medication.

POSTED AUGUST 21, 2018 4:30 PM

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