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The Los Angeles Times reports on a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association that has found that smoking marijuana may contribute to cardiovascular problems. Researchers found that over a 5 year period, physicians in France “treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems...
Time is critical after a patient experiences a stroke. If doctors can administer a clot dissolving drug to an eligible patient within 60 minutes after arriving at the hospital, this can be beneficial to recovery. A new study evaluated an initiative designed to improve treatment times for these stroke...
A new article in The New York Times discusses the lack of emergency response and support for the ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti. “The United Nations has yet to raise the $5 million necessary to vaccinate 600,000 vulnerable people right away — as the rainy season approaches and the threat of...