Melissa Healy is a health and science reporter with the Los Angeles Times writing from the Washington, D.C., area. She covers prescription drugs, obesity, nutrition and exercise, and neuroscience, mental health and human behavior. She's been at The Times for more than 30 years, and has covered national security, environment, domestic social policy, Congress and the White House. As a baby boomer, she keenly follows trends in midlife weight gain, memory loss and the health benefits of red wine.
A medida que aumenta el abuso de opiáceos, el Grupo de Trabajo de Servicios Preventivos de EE.UU recomienda por primera vez que los médicos de atención primaria examinen a todos los adultos para detectar el uso de drogas ilícitas.