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What Happened When a Prison System Offered Addiction Treatment?
Andrew Joseph  | STAT Health
A study showed recently released inmates are 130 times more likely than the general population to overdose in the two weeks after release. Rhode Island decided to try and change those outcomes.

Apple Adds Medical Records to the iPhone
Natasha Singer | New York Times
A new feature in the popular Health app already has a number of hospitals signed up to participate in the beta version, including Johns Hopkins and Cedars-Sinai.

The Data Shows an Opioid Crisis in America
Aeden Smith  |  HealthWorksCollective 
Overdose deaths in America doubled between 1996 and 2016. Authorities can effectively predict when and where they will happen by tracking spikes in opioid prescriptions. 

Parity Not Apparent: Mental Illness Still Not Receiving Equal Attention
Irv Lichtenwald  |  HITinsight 
Between 2009 and 2012, states cut a combined $5 billion in mental health services and more than 4,500 psychiatric beds. It's been even harder to provide quality mental health care ever since.

Could the Bacteria in Your Gut Be Tanking Your Mood?
Kristi Pahr   Men's Health
Studies have shown that brain inflammation is 30 percent higher in people with depression, and it now looks like disruptions in your gut will interrupt production of the antioxidants that control inflammation.

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