“It was just a matter of time before the baby died, or maybe I’d have to go through the trauma of carrying to term knowing I wasn’t bringing a baby home,” said 27-year-old Lauren Hall. “I couldn’t do that.”
Texas’ application to extend Medicaid coverage for new mothers from two months to six months has been denied by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the agency offered no immediate reason for the rejection.
More than 107,000 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, setting another tragic record in the nation’s escalating overdose epidemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Wednesday.
By MARTHA MENDOZA, JULIET LINDERMAN and JASON DEAREN
in 1990, four years before it began the process of closing as an active military training base, Fort Ord was added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of the most polluted places in the nation. Included in that pollution were dozens of chemicals, some now known to cause cancer, found in the base’s drinking water and soil.
While lovers hearts are big on Valentine’s Day, one must remember the warning signs of a toxic relationship. February is not only the month of Valentine’s, but also teen dating violence awareness month. According to the CDC, Nearly 1 in 11 female and approximately 1 in 14 male high school students report having experienced physical dating violence within the last year.