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CORRECTS SOURCE TO STAR TRIBUNE - In a Feb. 13, 2017 photo, Rep. Dave Baker, R-Willmar reacts after watching the Dose of Reality video depicting a parent who can't wake her child who overdosed on an opioid. Baker and Sen Chris Eaton, D-Brooklyn Center both lost children to heroin overdoses and are two of the leading voices in the legislature for combatting the opioid epidemic. Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson joined her counterpart in Wisconsin Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, in promoting the “Dose of Reality” media campaign to warn people of the dangers of misusing or overusing opioid painkillers.   (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
State lawmakers channel grief into fight against opioidsIn statehouses across the country, lawmakers with loved ones who fell victim to drugs are leading the fight against the nation's deadly opioid-abuse crisis, drawing on sad personal experience to attack the problem
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FILE – In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. Legal arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process, and specifically the effectiveness of the sedative midazolam, are set to be heard by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Cincinnati, months before the state hopes to start carrying out executions again. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution processA federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state hopes to start carrying out executions once again
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In this photo taken Feb 9, 2017, Mike Schwarz, sole proprietor of Mike Schwarz Photography, poses for a photo in Tampa, Fla. Schwarz is a self-employed business owner who buys his own health insurance. The subsidized coverage “Obamacare” offers provides him protection from life’s unpredictable changes and freedom to pursue his vocation, he says. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Rise in premiums lays bare 2 Americas on health careFormer President Barack Obama's health care law rewrote the rules for people buying their own health insurance, creating winners and losers
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FILE - This Sept. 11 2009 file photo shows a packet of AndroGel testosterone in Hygiene, Colo. Testosterone treatment didn't improve older men's memories or mental function in the latest results from landmark government-funded research. Study men used AbbVie's AndroGel in a pump dispenser or placebo gel daily for a year. Some benefits were seen for bone growth and treating anemia but doctors say long-term research is needed to identify potential harms.(Richard M. Hackett /The Daily Times Call via AP, File)
Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memoriesTestosterone treatment did not boost older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark U.S. research
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Correction: Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws storyCorrection: Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws story
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Mosquito saliva vaccine? NIH tests new way to fight illnessWanted: 60 people willing to be bitten by mosquitoes to test a new kind of vaccine _ one that acts against the bugs' saliva
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Sen. Curt Bramble, R- Provo, speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those abortions in the state said no changes have been made in how doctors perform the procedures. Bramble, said in an interview that he did not know how the law is being implemented, but expects doctors to comply. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforcedUtah doctors say they haven't changed anything about the way they perform abortions at 20 weeks gestation, almost one year after the state passed a first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers
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FILE - This April 1, 2008, file photo shows a graphic billboard depicting a young Montanan under the influence of meth displayed during the kickoff of the Montana Meth Project advertising campaign inside the capital in Helena, Mont. Methamphetamines continue to make an alarming surge in Montana, as law enforcement, health officials and communities struggle to address the problem. Panelists at a drug summit convened Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, by the Montana Legislature said resources are being strained because of a widening prevalence of the drug. (Eliza Wiley /Independent Record via AP, File)
Montana officials alarmed as they fight surge in meth usePanelists at a drug summit convened by the Montana Legislature say state resources are being strained because of an increase in methamphetamine use
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FILE - In this June 30, 2016, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. gestures as he speaks during a news conference before the start of a NASCAR Sprint Cup auto racing practice at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. NASCAR has a new sponsor, a new format and a familiar face this year in its bid to rebound from declining ratings and attendance. The next 11 months will show if Dale Earnhardt Jr., Monster Energy and different rules can provide the needed jolt.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
NASCAR beefs up concussion testing before season beginsNASCAR has beefed up its concussion protocol with a consistent screening rule at all venues
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Dr. Larry Nassar, center, and his attorneys, Shannon Smith and Matt Newburg, listen to Judge Donald Allen Jr. rule that Nassar, a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor, should stand trial on sexual assault charges during a hearing, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Lansing, Mich. Nassar is accused of assaulting a girl from the age of 6 until the girl was 12 at his home in Holt, Mich. He's pleaded not guilty. (Robert Killips/Lansing State Journal via AP)
Michigan sports doctor to stand trial in sexual assault caseA judge has ordered a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics sports doctor to stand trial on sexual assault charges
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 1957 file photo, Jon Douglas, 6, right, visits his friend, Greg Cox, standing behind a sign warning he has mumps, on the door of his home in Altamont, Ill. Fifty years ago, mumps was once a childhood rite of passage of puffy cheeks and swollen jaws. That all changed with the arrival of a vaccine in the late 1960s, and mumps nearly disappeared. But in 2017, the U.S. is in the midst of one of the largest surges in decades. (AP Photo)
AP Explains: Why there's a US surge in mumps despite vaccineAP Explains: Why there's a US surge in mumps despite vaccine
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This Jan. 11, 2016, photo shows a digital audio recorder at a home in Providence, R.I. The city is in the third year of its effort to boost language skills for children from low-income families by equipping them with the devices that count every word they hear. During home visits, social workers go over the word counts with parents and suggest tips to boost the child's language skills. Even young infants can have conversations with mom or dad. Their turn just tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words. That's a key lesson from programs that are coaching parents to talk more with their babies _ and recording their attempts. (AP Photo/Matt O'Brien)
Talk to babies and let them babble back to bridge word gapEven infants can have conversations with mom or dad but their turn tends to involve a smile or some gibberish instead of words
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