Health Highlights: Jan. 13, 2022

Opioid addiction rising sharply among older Americans. Opioid misuse doesn't discriminate by age — and rates have risen steadily among adults aged 55 and up over the past 20 years, new research shows. Read more

More COVID hospitalizations seen among kids too young for vaccine. The rate for children younger than 5 grew substantially last week, while the same rate for children between the ages of 5 and 17 remained relatively stable, sparking concern.Read more

White House may offer 'high-quality' masks to Americans. The program is being weighed by the Biden administration as a way to help slow the spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Read more

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