Notre Dame students sue university over birth-control gain access to

The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Natasha Reisenberg felt anger, frustration and confusion upon learning her access to contraceptives would be limited. The realization came in February, when the University of Notre Dame announced it would deny access to those contraceptives it says are “abortion-inducing.” That’s why Reisenberg and…

Why organ donation is ‘a beautiful thing’

The Big Mike Memorial Run aims to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation. JACKSON TWP. Bill Wagner survived eight heart attacks and two strokes. The Long Island resident spent three months in bed at NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital wondering if he was going to find a heart soon. Wagner was on the transplant list for nearly…

Van a donation in name of overdose victim

Grieving household of overdose victim contributes van to Providence nonprofit that offered lifeline PROVIDENCE, R.I.– Joseph Cintron had actually been having problem with dependency when he heard an outreach employee speak at his detox center last year.Richard Holcomb is the creator and specialist with Project Weber/RENEW, a regional not-for-profit company that helps addicted male, female…

Medical Tests You Need

Getty Images Screenings 101 Let’s face it: Your to-do list is packed—and little things like your annual gyno checkup easily fall to the bottom. But the truth is you do need a handful of basic tests every year, and they reap rich rewards. “So many diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, are symptomless in the…

Study: Opiate overdose hospitalizations up in Mercer County

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Mercer County had the sixth highest rate of healthcare facility admissions for opioid overdoses over a 2 year period in Pennsylvania, inning accordance with a newly-released report.The results become part of a research study short released by the Pennsylvania Health Care Expense Containment Council.The analysis discovered that during the two year duration…

FDA Makes First Approval of Medication Containing Cannabis Substance CBD

Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is having a bit of a moment. The marijuana-derived compound has been lauded over the past few months for its many reported health benefits, and recently, the Food and Drug Administration officially approved a medication containing CBD, making it the first cannabis-based drug available across the country. Yesterday, June 25th, the FDA…