A new study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds that drivers who use marijuana are at a significantly lower risk for a crash than drivers who use alcohol. And after adjusting for age, gender, race and alcohol use, drivers who tested positive for marijuana were no more likely to crash than who had not used any… Continue reading Stoned drivers are a lot safer than drunk ones, new federal data show
A recent neuroscience study from Harvard Medical School claims to have discovered brain differences between people who smoke marijuana and people who do not. Such well-intentioned and seemingly objective science is actually a new chapter in a politicized and bigoted history of drug science in the United States. Different-looking brains tell us literally nothing about… Continue reading How Neuroscience Reinforces Racist Drug Policy
There's an old proverb that goes "What the devil doesn't know can't hurt him." Well in this case it actually does, it's hurting you, it's hurting me, and it is definitely hurting our kids and putting them at risk for some serious medical conditions. Please read along and pass this information to your family and… Continue reading Beware of Artificial Sweeteners
It’s an accepted concept by now that taking antibiotics in order to quell an infection disrupts the personal microbiome, the population of microorganisms that we all carry around in our guts, and which vastly outnumbers the cells that make up our bodies. That recognition supports our understanding of Clostridium difficile disease — killing the beneficial… Continue reading Antibiotics: Killing Off Beneficial Bacteria … for Good?
By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH If it seems like the number of kids with allergies is increasing, it's not your imagination — and that's why parents need a crash course in allergy preparedness. In fact, not only are more children affected by allergies, but the severity of… Continue reading Childhood Allergies on the Rise and More Severe
When you turn your faucet or shower on and brown water comes out, you know there's something wrong there. Discoloration can range from a light straw yellow color to dark brown. It can be caused by a number of things including: Naturally occurring substances Disturbance of mains deposits Corrosion of service pipes Internal plumbing issues… Continue reading Why is my water brown?
A touching video of how Medical Marijuana helped this woman who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Jacqueline Patterson was born with cerebral palsy, a congenital disorder that affects her motor functions. As a result of her condition, she suffers from a severe stutter and major pain and weakness on her right side. This video showcases… Continue reading Jacqueline Patterson – How Marijuana Helps Her Cerebral Palsy