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Sparking Hope

Besieged by a rising tide of overdoses and suicide, the American life expectancy rate dropped for the third year in a row in 2017, according to reports released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Life expectancy in the United States peaked in 2014, when Americans lived for an average of 78.9 years.…
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Reversing opioid overdose

Free Community Training Teaches Life-saving Skills     More Americans died from drug overdoses last year than died while fighting the Vietnam War in its entirety.  In 2016, more than 64,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses.  The opioid epidemic is causing a dramatic increase in fatal drug overdoses.  And, for the first…
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