These health workers know their community

BALTIMORE — Donnie Missouri, 58, doesn’t have medical training. He started his health career in the linens department in Johns Hopkins Hospital. Now, he works on

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Mobile health apps use growing

For Julie Hadduck, a smartphone app that could diagnose cancer seemed like a miracle.

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Center seeks Medicare reinvention

WASHINGTON — They work for the government, and even their closest relatives have no idea what they do. It’s not because they’re spies or nuclear scientists,

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Up, up and A-OK: Grade inflation common at U.S. colleges

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Want an easy A? Steer clear of R. Lee Lyman’s “Fundamentals of Archaeology.” He’s flunked students at the University of Missouri

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Instagram photos bring fame to Minn. man, his dog

MINNEAPOLIS — Juji isn’t really as big as he looks on Instagram, where he has become larger than life.

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Debate pits need for treatment vs. privacy

What’s more harmful to patients being treated for drug or alcohol abuse: risking their health by keeping other medical providers in the dark about their substance abuse

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Illinois man becomes activist against heroin

CHICAGO — Two years after emerging from prison on drug-related charges, Tim Ryan has become a beacon for families scarred by Chicago’s heroin crisis.

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Pot & PTSD: Some veterans find psychological relief with marijuana

TRENTON, N.J. — A growing number of states are weighing whether to legalize marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. But for many veterans, the debate is

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Couple creates one big happy family

CLOVIS, Calif. — Bryan and Tamera Wong once had a very different plan for their life together.

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Palliative care focued on comfort for kids

ORLANDO, Fla. — Four years ago, after 2½ months of hospitalization and more than 20 procedures had proven futile, Tamara Atwell took her son Jabbar home.

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Zoos today are long in the tooth, beak and antler

CHICAGO — Ramar the gorilla is on Celebrex. Hiss Majesty the caiman lizard has been fitted with a prosthesis, and Heidi the reindeer eats hay soaked in water.

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The iceman climbeth: Famed Adirondack ice climber keeps others safe with his wariness

KEENE, N.Y. — Don Mellor has been scaling Adirondack ice for 38 winters, and he’s still wary. Climbers can slip on the glistening walls. Ice can crack and give

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Many dating apps has some working for love

SEATTLE — On most days during his commute from Green Lake to his Georgetown office, Alejandro Peña is looking at his phone. Like any 24-year-old, he’s

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‘One step at a time’

SEATTLE — When he dropped out of high school in ninth grade, Timothy Woodiwiss’s biggest ambition was to manage the Ritzville, Wash., McDonald’s.

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YMCA program helps ward off diabetes

Lynne Weister happily will pack a swimsuit for her upcoming Mexican vacation.

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