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States impose new rules, plead with public to stop spread

State and local officials nationwide are imposing new coronavirus restrictions and pleading with the public in an increasingly desperate attempt to stop the explosive spread of the disease as many Americans resist calls to limit gatherings and travel heading into the holidays. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak tightened restrictions on casinos, restaurants and private gatherings beginning […]

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Los Angeles to discuss stay-home order as COVID cases rise

Officials in the nation’s largest county will discuss a possible stay-home order just days before Thanksgiving after a spike of coronavirus cases surpassed a threshold set by Los Angeles public health officials to trigger one. An “impressive and alarming surge” of more than 6,000 new cases put Los Angeles County over a five-day average of […]

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Adverse childhood experiences and at-risk drinking, cannabis, and illicit drug use

New research from the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation suggests that adverse childhood experiences, often referred to as child maltreatment, are associated with increased odds of substance use among women urban Emergency Department (ED) patients. To study the question, the research scientists used a cross-sectional survey with 1,037 married […]