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In some states more people are dying of drug overdoses than car crashes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared prescription drug abuse an epidemic.

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‘Italian truffle-sniffers’ among newest AKC dog breeds

The latest dogs up the count to 187 AKC-recognized breeds.

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Americans – and their docs – should take sleep more seriously

Getting enough good quality sleep is essential for maintaining health and quality of life, but few doctors discuss the issue with their patients.

In this Oct. 2013 photo provided by Fred Levy, a black Labrador retriever named Denver poses in Levy's studio in Maynard, Mass. Levy, a pet photographer, first heard about “Black Dog Syndrome” in a 2013 conversation at a dog park. It’s a disputed theory that black dogs are the last to get adopted at shelters, perhaps because of superstition or a perception that they’re aggressive. The idea inspired Levy to take up a photo project on their behalf.

Photos aimed at combating ‘Black Dog’ syndrome

A photographer who says black dogs are often overlooked is gaining international attention for his striking canine portraits.

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Can you pass this retirement quiz?

Do you know how one of Americans' most important retirement benefits works?

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For farmers in the beer industry, business is ‘hopping’

Farmers are rushing to meet demand for the beer-flavoring plant as craft breweries increase in popularity.

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Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

You may soon be able to see doctors for minor ailments without leaving home, through your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Poll: E-cigarette usage surges in past year

Significantly more Americans are using electronic cigarettes and vaporizing devices, but most of those consumers are also smoking conventional cigarettes, according to a new poll.

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Service dog gives new meaning to ‘man’s best friend’

Figo the golden retriever went above and beyond the call of duty.

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Sticker shock: Some hospitals mark up prices by 1,000 percent

Even the astronomical price markups that consumers regularly pay for, say, wine in restaurants pale beside those in some U.S. hospitals.

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Float your troubles away

Float spas are the latest trend in stress relief.

Apple CEO Tim Cook waves as he arrives on stage to deliver his keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, United States June 8, 2015.

Apple announces ‘native’ apps for Watch

Apple's Tim Cook announced an update to its Watch that should make apps for its latest gadget speedier and help untether it from the iPhone.

Sonya Baumstein sits in her 23-foot (7.01 meter) carbon and kevlar solo rowboat in this handout picture courtesy of Andrew Cull in Port Townsend, Washington April 12, 2015.

Woman sets out to become first to row across Pacific alone

Sonya Baumstein began a 6,000-milevoyage in Japan, attempting to become the third person and the first woman to cross the Pacific Ocean by herself in a rowboat.

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Presidential Forums for Minorities

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Democrats and Republicans in Iowa are planning to host presidential forums that focus on minority communities.

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Algona Emergency Plane Landing

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A Kossuth county blacktop became a landing field for an airplane.

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Law Enforcement Report

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An update of area crimes and incidents.

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Man Wanted For Sexual Assault

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A Storm Lake man is wanted in connection to a July 1st sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

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SCT Presents: Children of Eden

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The Spencer Community Teen Theater production of Children of Eden takes to the stage this weekend.