The Washington Post — Colorectal cancer screening should start at age 45, not 50, American Cancer Society says

The American Cancer Society, responding to a rise in colorectal cancer rates among younger people, is now recommending that adults undergo screening for the disease beginning at age 45 rather than 50.

The New York Times — After years of trying, Virginia finally will expand Medicaid

Virginia’s Republican-controlled Senate voted on Wednesday to open Medicaid to an additional 400,000 low-income adults next year, making it all but certain that the state will join 32 others that have already expanded the public health insurance program under the Affordable Care Act.

Associated Press — First West Nile mosquitoes found in Chicago’s north suburbs

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting the first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus this year were found in Chicago’s suburbs.

USA Today — Drugged driving on the rise as marijuana, opioid use puts motorists at risk, study finds

Drugs are being detected in a growing share of drivers responsible for fatal crashes, according to a new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

NPR — Florida, Alabama in a state of emergency as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches

Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties on Saturday in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto.