New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show deaths involving opioids surged 37 percent between 2019 and 2020. An estimated 69,710 Americans lost their lives due to opioid overdoses last year, bolstering claims the COVID-19 lockdowns cost more than money. They cost lives. “The nation’s COVID pandemic made the nation’s drug overdose epidemic worse,” The
Gigi Soltero felt the world crashing down on her, and there was nothing she could do about it. When former President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency on March 13, 2020, Soltero was soon thrust toward the frontlines as a licensed practical nurse. She already was battling her own issues with heavy drinking and
An escalation in firearms sales last year, driven in part by new gun owners, is prompting some health experts to call for more attention to gun safety and the relationship between owning weapons and injuries or suicide. In 2020, the FBI processed a record 39.7 million firearm background checks, one of the best measurements of likely sales.
Over half say they have become more closed off about their emotions during the pandemic. 43% of people say the idea of virtual therapy sessions would deter them from seeking this help. After seemingly endless months of social distancing orders, home isolation, health concerns and economic stress, many of us have become familiar with feeling
President Joe Biden says he wants most schools serving kindergarten through eighth grade to reopen by late April, but even if that happens, it is likely to leave out millions of students, many of them minorities in urban areas. “We’re going to see kids fall further and further behind, particularly low-income students of color,” said
Prescott Fire Department, Central Arizona Fire and Medical, and Life Line Ambulance Joint Press Release
Prescott area emergency medical service providers including the Prescott Fire Department, Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority, and Lifeline Ambulance have noted an increase in the number of responses to people found in their place of residence suffering from cardiac arrests and other serious life threatening health conditions. We have also observed an increase in