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Cannabis and Glaucoma

by Editorial Team June 14th, 2020 | Diseases
Up until the 1930s and 1940s extracts of Indian hemp was used medically to treat a wide variety of diseases. In the USA it was a legal medicine until 1969 and in Britain it was legal until 1971. At the only hearing for the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act, the representative of the American Medical Association opposed the new law, worrying it would prevent medical use. There are patients in the USA whom the Federal government supplies with 300 marijuana cigarettes every month. One of these patients is Robert Randall who would have gone blind from glaucoma 25 years ago had
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Type 2 Diabetes

by Editorial Team March 16th, 2012 | Diseases
According to the CDC, 90-95% percent of diabetics have type 2 diabetes.  Some of the risk factors for type 2 diabetes include obesity, inactive lifestyle, family history, and gestational diabetes.  For some of the risks, such as obesity and inactivity, changes can be made to one's lifestyle in order to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Unfortunately, a personal history of gestational diabetes and/or a family history of type 2 diabetes cannot be avoided.

While it is crucial to live a healthy lifestyle to reduce the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, it also is important to
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Bladder Cancer in Men

by Lori Sciame February 6th, 2012 | Diseases
There’s one type of cancer that men don’t like to talk about – bladder cancer. Maybe it’s a touchy subject because it affects a bodily function; however, whatever the reason this type of cancer doesn’t get much press coverage needs to change. This is because thousands of men in the US are diagnosed with bladder cancer each year.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 56,000 men will learn that they have bladder cancer this year. This is at a rate much higher than women. In fact, according to information supplied by the American Cancer Society (ACS), “Bladder cancer is
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Flu Update – January 2012

by Lori Sciame January 9th, 2012 | Diseases
Across the United States, influenza activity so far this season has been sporadic. For the week ending December 24, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) stated that “No states reported widespread influenza activity. Regional influenza activity was reported by one state (an increase from no states last week). Two states (the same number as last week) reported local influenza activity. Thirty-seven states (an increase from 36 states last week)...Ten states (a decrease from 11 states last week), the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported no influenza activity.”

What does this information mean to you? The good
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Disease: Did You Know?

by Lori Sciame December 12th, 2011 | Diseases
No one wants to end up with cancer, diabetes, heart trouble, or any other disease for that matter. We all wish for long, healthy lives, free from pain and suffering. If only there was a guarantee that each person could avoid becoming sick – a magic pill to ward off any threat to the human body.

Unfortunately, science has not progressed to the point where such a pill exists; however, if we arm ourselves with knowledge, the negative effects of disease can be reduced, or in some cases, even eliminated. Read on to learn more.

1. Family History
Do you understand the
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