Archive for November 2014

Vital to Prevent Exposure to Metals

Question: My wife is experiencing headaches, muscle & joint pain and is constantly tired which is uncharacteristic. These symptoms started when a new caregiver entered our home and we are interested in testing for poisons or metals. Can you recommend some type of test for this? Answer: Heavy metals exist in our environment both naturally…

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ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse by Young Adults Widespread

A new survey has reported the frequent instances of stimulant drug abuse among young adults. Admitted by young adults between the age of 18 and 25, these drugs help them to enhance their school performance, concentrate on studies and stay awake. Drugs like Vyvanse, Ritalin and Adderall which are prescribed for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have…

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Emergency Room visits for Synthetic Marijuana (Spice) Increase

From 2010 to 2011, there were statistically significant increases for both males and females in the number of ED visits involving synthetic cannabinoids. For male patients, ED visits increased significantly from an estimated 8,830 visits in 2010 to an estimated 19,923 visits in 2011. Visits for female patients tripled from 2,576 visits in 2010 to…

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