While I do not personally partake in its use, I do believe medical marijuana under the appropriate supervision and with a knowledgeable and responsible consumer has its place in complementary alternative medicine. As a health professional and citizen, it’s my duty to be informed of the laws, to not pass judgement and understand […]

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August 29, 2019

How Much THC is REALLY in that Brownie?

Though teenagers have abused drugs and alcohol for a long time, how they do it has evolved over the years. While alcohol and cigarettes may have been popular in the 1950s, and marijuana or LSD in the 1960s, these days, adolescents are discovering new ways to abuse common substances like alcohol, as well as non-traditional […]

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May 27, 2019

The newest ways teens abuse substances: What parents should know

Who tracks their cycle? We’ve all done it… at least for a while until it gets too cumbersome, and thats tracking our menstrual cycle on a calendar to plan life activities around it. For some its how we know when to avoid wearing certain clothes or activities; others to anticipate or make sense of the […]

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October 16, 2018

Try Family Planning with an App

It’s every parent’s dream for their child to one day be living large and in charge… but not literally. However, the way things are shaping up, toddlers are being set up not only to become obese, but for several other potential health problems that stem from too much sugar consumption. A new study suggests children […]

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June 16, 2018

American Toddlers: Too Much Added Sugar Consumption

One of the tests used to diagnose Type 2 diabetes and monitor blood sugar control is influenced by 60 genetic variants, an international team of scientists has discovered. One genetic variant in particular, found only in African Americans, significantly reduces the accuracy of the HbA1c blood test used to diagnose and monitor the condition. This […]

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September 16, 2017

Study Suggests Some Diabetic African Americans May Never Get Diagnosed

Are Energy Drinks Dangerous? According to a study from the Journal of the American Heart Association, the surge from energy drinks can cause unhealthy changes in your heart rhythm and blood pressure that don’t occur with other caffeinated beverages. The blend of caffeine, sugar, and herbal stimulants contained in energy drinks may cause changes in […]

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May 1, 2017

Black Enterprise: Red Bull May Give You More Than Just Wings

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