Synthetic Marijuana Side Effects Physicians Should Know
May31

Synthetic Marijuana Side Effects Physicians Should Know

Unexplained bleeding from various body parts, panicked patients, and sometimes fatal reactions… emergency medicine physicians are seeing it all when it comes to synthetic marijuana. Use of this manufactured drug is growing. With that more people are overdosing and, in some cases, dying. This is why The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a warning to physicians about synthetic marijuana side effects that they...

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New Recommendations Released: How to Treat Postpartum
Apr25

New Recommendations Released: How to Treat Postpartum

From infection to anxiety, new mothers face all kinds of health risks following childbirth. In the United States, more than 700 women die every year from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth and more than 50,000 suffer from life-threatening complications. These numbers reveal the fact that the United States has one of the industrialized world’s worst maternal health records. In an effort to change these statistics, a task force...

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Health Debate: Genetic Engineering and Modification
Jan31

Health Debate: Genetic Engineering and Modification

As technology continues to advance, it’s no surprise that a number of controversial technologies and practices has risen as well. At the top of the list usually sits genetic engineering and modification. While most people connect genetic engineering and modification with GMOs (genetically modified organisms), this process is opening the door too much more personal controversies. Examples include designer babies, which allow parents to...

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Why are Physicians Hesitant to Recommend Marijuana?
Nov14

Why are Physicians Hesitant to Recommend Marijuana?

Medical marijuana is now legal in 29 states and the District of Columbia and the majority of Americans support medicinal use. However, the medical community is still resisting this new legal medication despite the fact that it is legal in more than half the country. Each state with legal medical pot faces its own challenges in implementing a program. However, physician participation in medical marijuana programs is an issue across the...

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The Link Between Genes and Depression
Oct11

The Link Between Genes and Depression

As scientists continue to make progress in decoding the human genome, we’re constantly getting closer to understanding the cause of some of the most common and uncommon illnesses. We’ve been able to pinpoint the location of defective genes which cause rare, debilitation conditions like Huntington’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and even some types of muscular dystrophy. But, is there a link between genes and depression? It’s still unclear...

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