With Medical Marijuana Could Come More Illegal Use

States with medical marijuana laws report higher illicit drug use, Columbia University study says.  The legalization of marijuana for medical use could come with an...

Chronic Pain Defined

OVERVIEW Chronic pain is persistent and long-lasting pain that can last weeks, months and even years. Pain signals continue to fire in the nervous system...

Medical Marijuana: A Potential Unintended Effect

Illicit marijuana use, cannabis use disorders were more common in states with medical marijuana laws Medical marijuana might have therapeutic effects for certain patients, but, in states that have medical marijuana...
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How New Jersey is Combating the Opioid Crisis

Governor Chris Christie's pledge to combat opioid deaths includes 5-day limit on initial pain killer prescriptions, access to treatment and opioid disposal sites. New Jersey...
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Using Osteoporosis Medications in People with Chronic Kidney Disease

Still more information needed on the use of osteoporosis medications in people with chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) carries a risk of weak...
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ER doctors can pick your nose

Medicating patients through the nose is becoming much more popular in emergency rooms and outside of the hospital, according to a new study published...
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Things to Know About Cannabis Use and Your Health

Health effects of marijuana use detailed in large review of recent research Written by: Alex Lindley The results of a large review of research on the...
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FDA approves new eczema drug Dupixent

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Dupixent, an injection to treat adults with moderate to severe eczema, according to a press release submitted...
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Difficult to control blood pressure without following directions

Only one in five patients with resistant hypertension take all of their prescribed medication meant to treat their high blood pressure, according to new...
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FDA approves first treatment for frequent urination

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved treatment for nocturnal polyuria, or overproduction of urine during the night. This condition causes adults to...