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Marijuana – Daily or high-potency cannabis increases risk of psychotic disorder

Cannabis is one of the most widely used and controversial substances worldwide. While there is value in medical marijuana for pain control, rheumatoid disorders, and neurological disorders, cannabis can also cause psychosis and impaired social or occupational functioning and can...
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ADHD

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. There is no single test to diagnose ADHD and many other problems, like anxiety, depression, sleep problems, and certain types of...
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Pediatric Immunization

The CDC has released an updated immunization schedule for 2019 for children and adolescents, and physicians need to be up-to-date with this new information. Children who are not vaccinated are unnecessarily susceptible to serious illnesses. They also present a danger to children...
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Effective Alternatives to Opioids

Effective Alternatives to Opioids An estimated 11% of adults experience daily pain, and many are prescribed opioids to treat their conditions. However, the dangers of prescription misuse, opioid use disorder, and overdose have been a growing problem throughout the United States....
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 Antibiotic Therapy Duration

Antibiotic Therapy Duration The misuse of antibiotics has contributed to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance, which is now a serious and increasing threat to public health.  Long term use of antibiotics is costly to both the patient and hospital and increases the...
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CURES and the Opioid Crisis

The increased prescription of opioid medications has led to widespread misuse of both prescribed and non-prescribed opioids. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose, and the opioid crisis was declared a public health emergency. Roughly 21 to 29...
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Clostridium Difficile

C. difficile, a bacterium that can cause life-threatening diarrhea, colitis, and septicemia, is a major health threat. More than 14,000 Americans die annually from C. difficile, and almost 80% of C. difficile deaths occur in hospitals. People over 65, and who have other illnesses...
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Cervical Cancer

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.   According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 13,170 new cases of invasive cervical cancer will be diagnosed in 2019, and an estimated 4,250 women will die from it. In August 2018, the American College of Obstetricians and...
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Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women (not including skin cancer) and is by far the leading cause of cancer death. Overall, the chance of developing lung cancer is about 1 in 15 in men, and 1 in 17 in women. The risk is much higher for smokers than...
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Dr. Arti Hurria, the acclaimed and beloved geriatric oncologist and MESN faculty speaker, died in an automobile accident this week in California.

Arti Hurria, M.D., an acclaimed and beloved geriatric oncologist, died in an automobile accident this week in California. She is survived by her husband and daughter. A medical oncologist, Hurria “pioneered” geriatric cancer care, according to a statement from her...
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