RSSArchive for June, 2014

Legalizing Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Lead To More Teens Smoking Pot: Study

On April 25, 2014, Matt Ferner of the Huffington Post wrote an article to demystify the notion that legalizing medical marijuana would lead to more teens smoking marijuana. In actuality, studies indicate decreased rates of use in populations that legalize drugs such as marijuana; which may be due to educational programs about such drugs. To learn more, click […]

The U.S. Has The Most Expensive And Least Effective Health Care In The Developed World

On June 16, 2014, Think Progress’ Health Editor, Tara Culp Ressler, reported that for the 5th year in a row, the United States has ranked dead last in a survey of industrialized nation’s healthcare systems. To learn more, click here. 

Less Than Half of America Is Getting Tested for HIV. Here’s Why

On June 16, 2014, Shari Margolese wrote an article in the Huffington Post about the importance of removing stigma and promoting testing for HIV with people in the United States. She made the case on why it is still imperative to get tested for HIV with the use of statistics if sexually active; regardless if you are in a […]

US Doctors Migrating North

On June 19, 2014, the Canadian Medical Association Journal through data analysis reported that there seems to be an increased wave of U.S. medical physicians, particularly primary care providers, migrating to Canada. Why? Higher pay and less bureaucracy. To learn more, click here.

Startup Launches ‘First Wearable Health Record’ for Google Glass

On June 13, 2014, Reuters reported that Google Inc. and Drchrono, a California based electronic medical record company, have teamed up to produce the first “wearable health record” through the futuristic Google Glass product. To learn more, click here.  

Living With Cancer: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’

On June 12, 2014, The New York Times published an article by Susan Gubar about the summer hit ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and how the film touches upon living with cancer as an adolescent.  To learn more, click here.

First Lady Pledges to Fight for Lunch Standards

On June 12, 2014, Associated Press author Darlene Superville reported that First Lady Michelle Obama declared to fight for healthier school lunch standards as part of her initiative against childhood obesity. To learn more, click here.