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CDC issues new recommendations for prescription painkillers

More than 40 Americans die each day from a prescription opioid overdose, that's why the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention has announced new recommendations for prescribing those types of meds for chronic pain.

CDC: 'Alarming' increase in STDs last year nationally, locally

Only three sexually transmitted diseases are nationally reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. All three saw an increase in the number of cases nationwide and locally.