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Study: Medical Marijuana Decreases Drug Overdose Deaths

08/25/2014 – 4:01 PM | 2 Comments

By Brad Broker
The legalization of medical marijuana has led to a decrease in drug overdose deaths, according to a new study.
Chronic pain is so common …

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Federal Judge Halts Texas Restriction On Abortion

09/02/2014 – 12:44 AM |

abortionBy Carrie Feibel, KUHF

In a highly anticipated ruling, a federal judge in Austin struck down part of a Texas law that would have required all abortion clinics in the state to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. The regulation, which was set to go into effect Monday, would have shuttered about a dozen abortion clinics, leaving only eight places in Texas to get a legal abortion — all in major cities.

Judge Lee Yeakel ruled late Friday afternoon that the state’s regulation was unconstitutional and would have placed an undue burden on women, particularly on poor and rural women living in west Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Read the full story »

Doctor’s View: Keep Your Guns Out Of My Practice

08/21/2014 – 1:42 PM | One Comment
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“Physicians who genuinely wish to offer safety information can simply hand out firearms safety and safe storage brochures to all patients.” That was the advice of …

Donations Continue to Pour In To ALS From Ice Bucket Challenge (VIDEO)

08/20/2014 – 9:53 AM |
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The ALS Association — the national organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease — announced that as of Wednesday, August 20, it has received $31.5 million due …

Should Medical Researchers Disclose Personal Conflicts of Interest?

08/19/2014 – 4:28 PM | 2 Comments
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By Alan Lyndon
When people hear about physicians and conflicts of interest, they often jump to payouts from drug companies or financial interests in medical equipment. …

Middle School Female Soccer Players At Greatest Risk For Concussions

08/19/2014 – 4:01 PM |
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By Alan Lyndon
Concussions have become synonymous with sports.  Most of the research has focused on adults, particularly college football players.  But it appears that a …

Another View: The Pros of Electronic Cigarettes

08/19/2014 – 10:54 AM | 24 Comments
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By Bill Godshall
(Editor’s Note: The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published two articles stating various potential hazards of electronic cigarettes, particularly to youths.  The …

Medical Cartoon of the Week

08/18/2014 – 2:00 PM |
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Used with permission by Jonny Hawkins, whose 2015 Medical Cartoon a Day calendar is now available at Amazon.com. Cartoons are the property of their respective artists and are subject to …