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Medical Marijuana the Good

Recent studies published in the JAMA reported that in states that have legalized medical marijuana prescriptions for opioid painkillers have decreased compared to states that do not have legalized medical marijuana. This may also relate to reduced opioid overdose death rates. There is constant disagreement about the downside of allowing medical marijuana.   This is… Read More »

Aspirin May Be a Good Option to Prevent Blood Clots After Knee Surgery

Image Surgeons often prescribe expensive anticoagulant drugs after knee surgery to prevent blood clots, but a new study has found that plain aspirin can work just as well. Blood clots are not common after knee surgery, but the consequences can be serious and even fatal. There are a number of prescription blood thinners, including the… Read More »

Microbes The Good The Bad And The Ugly

Just a reminder about bacteria, fungi and other organisms in our body. We are full of them. It is estimated that in our digestive system we have about four pounds of these organisms. Remember they are microscopic organisms. It is difficult to even conceive of four pounds of them. They live off of us but… Read More »