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When Staying Healthy Depends on Whether You Can Get a Ride

PBS Newshour - Laura Santhanam

COAL RUN VILLAGE, Kentucky — Two hours before sunrise, Mike Steele locked the front door of his tan brick house and shuffled past the red rose bushes he planted with his wife. In the dark, he walked to the white 10-passenger van parked next to his home and climbed into the driver’s seat. On this Wednesday, the temperature hovered just above freezing. He turned his key in the ignition, cranked up the heat and drove. At 5 a.m., few lights shone inside his neighbors’ homes.

Hep C And Drug Abuse Often Go Hand In Hand, But Screening For Infection Lags

Kaiser Health News - Michelle Andrews

When people seek help at a drug treatment center for an opioid addiction, concerns about having contracted hepatitis C are generally low on their list.

They’ve often reached a crisis point in their lives, said Marie Sutton, the CEO of Imagine Hope, a consulting group that provides staff training and technical assistance to facilitate testing for the liver-damaging virus at more than 30 drug treatment centers in Georgia.

Iowa DOT Chief Appointed to National Human Trafficking Advisory Committee

A top Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) official will serve on a new national anti-human trafficking committee. Motor Vehicle Enforcement Chief David Lorenzen was one of 15 individuals appointed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao to serve on the Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking. Read full announcement