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In the states: Arizona brings opioid case to US Supreme Court, California reaches largest 'pay-for-delay' settlements, and more

August 2, 2019

American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

More seniors want to try medical marijuana. This startup wants to help.

July 15, 2019

In the United States, the cannabis industry exists in a grey area that has made it difficult for researchers to examine the plant's potential medical benefits, but one Israel-based company is seeking to bridge the gap by providing evidence-based medical cannabis treatment plans.

Sex, drugs, and alcohol? Today's teens are giving them a pass.

July 1, 2019

Today's teens are having less sex, doing fewer drugs, and drinking less alcohol than they ever have before—but mental health and suicide risks remain a concern, research suggests. See the trends in American Health Line’s interactive charts.

US drug overdose deaths might have declined for the first time since 1990

June 28, 2019

Drug-related overdose deaths in the United States appear to have declined by 4.4% to about 69,000 deaths for the 12-month period ending in November 2018, according to provisional data from CDC.

The best (and worst) states for children's health, mapped

June 20, 2019

The Annie E. Casey Foundation on Monday released a report that ranks the wellbeing of children in every state. See how your state fared with American Health Line's interactive maps.

Suicide rates among US teens and young adults hit a 17-year high

June 20, 2019

The suicide rate among U.S. residents between the ages of 15 and 24 is at its highest since 1999, according to a new study.

What actually kills US residents? (Hint: It isn't what you Google.)

June 18, 2019

While U.S. residents might think they understand the health conditions that could kill them, a review of Google searches from 2016 finds that, relatively speaking, hardly anyone was looking up the leading cause of death.

Map: The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, according to the Commonwealth Fund

June 17, 2019

The Commonwealth Fund on Wednesday released its 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which ranks all 50 states on key measures of health.

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