Month: December 2023

The way we think of marijuana has changed in recent years, largely because several US states and Canada have legalized it. Many people don’t smoke cigarettes because they understand it is harmful, but what about smoking marijuana? Do people feel that smoking marijuana or being exposed to it is less harmful than tobacco?  Changing Perception
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Patients suffering from pelvic organ/uterine prolapse have long faced difficult choices around potentially invasive treatment options, but with the EnPlace® surgical device, making that decision may have become a little easier.  In a press release, FEMSelect’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karla Loken, announced, “EnPlace is proven as safe and effective in women affected by pelvic organ
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For decades, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) has had doctors and scientists stumped. As a result, unhelpful myths have developed around this condition. However, a recent discovery by researchers at the United States’ National Institute for Health (NIH) may, finally, have shed some light on the biology of ME/CFS.  What Is ME/CFS ME/CFS is a
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Urinary incontinence, constipation, a feeling of heaviness and pain in the vagina, the sensation of holding a ball inside—all are symptoms of a complaint that many women are too embarrassed to so much as a whisper. Pelvic organ prolapse. Time lost to silence, however, is time lost to treatment. Speaking up early will give you
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Parents of kids with type 2 diabetes will be relieved to know that two additional drugs have just received FDA approval for children over the age of 10. Newly Approved Diabetes Drugs The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in June 2023, the approval of Jardiance (empagliflozin) and Synjardy (empagliflozin and metformin hydrochloride) for type 2
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Urinary incontinence is a common problem that almost everybody has experienced at some point in their life. Unfortunately, as we get older, changes in our bodies can make controlling our bladder a lot more challenging. A “weak bladder” can be an embarrassing and inconvenient source of anxiety. An estimated 30% of the world’s population has some
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