Medical Marijuana

Woman Sues Former Employer After Being Fired Over Medical Marijuana Use

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:06

A military veteran diagnosed with PTSD, Donna Smith, is suing Presbyterian Healthcare System in New Mexico over wrongful termination after she was fired due to a positive drug test.

Mothers Can Breastfeed In Their Own Space At Work By Law

Under ACA, Employers Are Required To Give Mothers Time To Breastfeed

By | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:11

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must give breastfeeding mothers a clean, private space so they can provide their babies the milk they need.

the highway

High Drivers May Be Colorado's Safest Drivers Ever

By | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 15:08

Highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows since marijuana legalization.

Hospitals Hide Their Errors Thanks To The Feds

Feds Quietly Begin Hiding Serious Hospital Errors From Public

By | Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:38

Hospital errors are no longer public information now that the federal government has stopped reporting it this month.

Prison Smoking Bans

Prison Smoking Bans Keep Inmates Alive

By | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:30

Smoking bans in U.S. prisons significantly reduce the number of inmates who die as the result of a smoking-related cause.

Gluten-Free Products Receive Regulations By The FDA

FDA Rolls Out First Laws Standardizing 'Gluten-Free'

By | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:37

Gluten-free products will now have appropriate labels regulated and reinforced by the new FDA laws to keep celiac disease and gluten-intolerant people safe.

dementia

Aide Can't Sue For Injury By Alzheimer's Patient, Court Says

By | Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:07

A home health care worker suffered injuries to her fingers by a woman with Alzheimer's. The Court says she has no case.

FDA CFDA Contemplates Placing 'Added Sugar' To Their Nutrition Labels

Do You Know What 'Added Sugar' Means On Your Food Label?

By | Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:31

The nutrition label overhaul has gotten serious over the added sugars label dilemma.

Insurance provider Stops Coverage Hysterectomy Device

Insurance Company Ends Coverage On Potential Cancer-Spreading Hysterectomy Procedure

By | Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:14

A health insurance company is changing its policy, ending coverage on a cancer-spreading hysterectomy procedure.

doctor

No One's Quite Sure Whether We Have A Doctor Shortage

By | Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:59

Many are worried that America will soon face a shortage of doctors, but a recent report from the Institute of Medicine suggests this is not true.

NCAA Head Injury Settlement

NCAA's $70M Concussion Fund Plays By A Weird Set Of Rules

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:17

The NCAA agreed to a settlement for a head injury lawsuit with a $70 million fund, but players who have suffered a concussion will not be individually compensated.

weed

Is Marijuana The Future For Epilepsy?

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:32

A recent bill introduced into the House of Representatives calls for the removal of certain compounds found in cannabis from the "List of Controled Substances," to allow their potential to be used as a legal epilepsy medication.

Medical Cannabis

Doctor May Lose License Over Bogus Medical Marijuana Certificate

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:11

An Illinois doctor approved a 79-year-old patient for medical marijuana use before the cannabis eligibility form was made available by the state's Department of Public Health.

Florida beach

Flesh-Eating Bacteria In Florida Water May Contaminate Seafood

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:38

Florida’s Department of Health has issued warnings of a naturally occurring yet potentially deadly bacteria that thrives in warm seawater.

VA Hospital

Will Congress Fix Veteran Medical Care Before Taking Its Summer Break?

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:53

Bipartisan negotiators say they have agreed on a plan to fix the veterans’ health program, but will the House and Senate pass it before Friday, when Congress adjourns for a five-week recess?

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