How Much Do You Know About Medical Marijuana? Maybe Not as Much as You Think
As of early 2020, 33 states legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes and another 11 states plus Washington, D.C. legalized it for recreational use. That’s a lot of people who can legally use Mary Jane. Of course, people use it for different reasons.
Recreational users want to experience the hallmarks of a marijuana high -- relaxation and contentment. And many people use weed for medicinal purposes, hoping it will ease various conditions.
Another Study Supports the Health Benefits of Whole-Fat Dairy Products
Experts have spent decades warning Americans to limit their intake of full-fat dairy products. However, over the last few years, a few studies have turned the tables on this advice, suggesting full-fat dairy products are heart healthy.
COVID-19: Why Do Some People Develop Life Threatening Complications?
Since early 2020, medical and public health professionals have been scrambling to understand COVID-19. So far, a majority of those whose infections were confirmed with testing — 80 percent — had mild symptoms and recovered with little medical intervention, which is obviously great news.
But 15 percent developed serious symptoms and another 5 percent had life-threatening symptoms, which experts attributed to having an underlying condition. According to the CDC, the most common underlying health conditions involved in severe COVID-19 cases are:
Will You Be Ready to Fight Off the Next Virus?
Over the years, you've probably seen many magazine articles and TV shows talking about unique herbs and exotic fruits that can boost your immune system. Unfortunately, there's no magic pill where your immune system is concerned. You’ll need to put in the work to get your whole body healthier.
Take Steps to Prevent a Heat Injury Before, During and After Gardening
The summer heat can make gardening not only miserable but dangerous. Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can raise the risk for heat injuries such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Fortunately, these injuries are preventable. Here are some steps you can take to stay healthy during the dog days of summer.
Why You Should Wear a Face Mask in Public
Wearing cloth masks in public has become rather controversial for many people. If you wear a mask in grocery stores, you probably believe it reduces transmission of COVID-19. If you skip the mask, you probably believe a simple cloth barrier won’t do much against this pandemic.
And if you’re looking for a trusted expert or a scientific study to support your belief, you’ll find it.
Does Blood Pressure Medication Raise My Risk for COVID-19? Probably Not
At the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, experts warned Americans with chronic conditions to take extra precaution to lowering their risk for COVID-19. One of the conditions highlighted in this warning was high blood pressure, a serious condition that can damage your heart, brain and kidneys.
Drug May Help Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19
An inexpensive steroid, dexamethasone, has been shown to reduce deaths in ventilated patients by one third and by one fifth in patients receiving oxygen, according to researchers involved with an unpublished study in England.
Even though they haven’t released the study, researchers took the step to share results because the drug is the first to show a big benefit for some of COVID-19’s sickest patients. Researchers said they were working to publish the results as quickly as possible.
Protect Your Home (and Health) From Mold
Do you sneeze, cough, wheeze and have a runny nose throughout the year? Maybe you chalked it up to a pollen allergy. But it’s possible the real culprit is mold.
Mold is a year-round problem for homes -- whether it’s winter dampness, summer humidity, spring rain or autumn wind. But the worst time of the year spans from early spring to mid-autumn.