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Opioid addiction, overdoses an epidemic, say public health officials

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Catholic News Service

PHILADELPHIA — Over the past 18 years, the use of opioid drugs, both legal and illicit, has surged throughout the United States.

Thousands of overdoses, disorders and deaths have accompanied this increase, which public health and law enforcement officials have called an epidemic. Read more »

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Parish provides health care to immigrants

April 28th, 2017 Posted in Senior / Health, Uncategorized Tags: ,

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Catholic News Service

 

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — For immigrants in the country without legal permission, a routine doctor’s visit can be an occasion for panic. Without papers, immigrants fear deportation when they enter the waiting room.

Unwilling to take such a risk, they avoid seeking medical attention even in life-threatening cases. Read more »

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