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Marijuana – The Panacea

It would appear that marijuana is the panacea that all those dope-heads think it is.   The Washington Post reports that in the 17 states where medical marijuana is legal the average doctor prescribed 265 fewer doses of antidepressants; 562 less anti-anxiety medicines; and 1,826 fewer doses of pain medicine. And may I dare to…
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USPSTF Tries to Keep Doctors Out of Your Pelvis

Many women will be happy with the USPSTF – that learned body that reviews medical interventions and decides which are worthwhile. They have come out with a draft recommendation that I know will please many of my patients. To stop doing yearly pelvic exams.There are 63 million pelvic exams performed per year at a cost…
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Gene Discovery counters the Wimp Factor of Depression

People who suffer from depression often see it as a moral failing. A lack of chutzpa. A weakness - rather than a derangement of their biochemistry, like, say, diabetes or under-active thyroid. [caption id="attachment_1741" align="aligncenter" width="500"] A Discovery to Make You Feel Better About Yourself[/caption] My take is this unfortunate, and illogical view partially comes from…
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