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Getting your flu shot isn’t only about you, doctors say

Less than 45 percent of American adults got the flu shot last year. Some say it’s not effective. Others argue that they never get sick, so they don’t need the vaccine.

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Will lessons from the opioid crisis be retained for the next drug epidemic?

One possible reason the opioid fatality rate is going down is that people who are inclined to try opioids are becoming more educated about how to use this class of drugs. This is a trend that’s been seen with other drug epidemics, including crack cocaine.

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Pittsburgh celebration marks lives saved in opioid epidemic

The celebration, which was co-hosted by the mayor’s office and Prevention Point Pittsburgh, recognized those who have been revived from an overdose, and those who revived them. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA