“Cannabis Plus Opioids in Chronic Pain: Not a Great Combo — Survey looked at mental health, pain outcomes when marijuana and opioids are both used”

ANOTHER good argument for why pot should NOT be legalized!!  Hear, hear!

George, J.  (2019).  Cannabis plus opioids in chronic pain:  Not a great combo — survey looked at mental health, pain outcomes when marijuana and opioids are both used.  MedPage Today, (April 10).  Retrieved from https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/aps/79118?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2019-04-11&eun=g1285958d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%202019-04-11&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_Active

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“N.Y. Officials Struggle to Contain Measles Outbreaks — Health commissioners take emergency measures after hundreds of cases reported”

All of this illness and potential heartache could be prevented with intense public education about vaccines, the illnesses that they prevent, AND people willing to receive this teaching.  That, after all, is the crux of the problem:  people will believe fake news or false information very readily, without attempting to validate it, and then take it as gospel truth — a sad comment on our “enlightened” 21st century society.  

The dangers of NOT getting vaccinated far outweigh the misguided concerns of the few.  I firmly believe that vaccination must be a requirement to attend ANY school in the USA.  If the parents refuse, then the option of homeschooling should be the ONLY alternative.  Why should the health of the many be threatened by the actions of the few?  

Havlinka, E.  (2019).  New York officials struggle to contain measles outbreaks — commissioners take emergency measures after hundreds of cases reported.  MedPage Today.  (April 11).  Retrieved from https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/publichealth/79160?xid=nl_popmed_2019-04-11&eun=g1285958d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=PopMedicine_041119&utm_term=NL_Gen_Int_PopMedicine_Active

Pharmacy Benefit Managers — Not Beneficial to the Customers!

PBM’s (Pharmacy Benefit Managers) act just like the mafia:  they set the prices and if you can’t pay, well then you are SOL!  They MUST  be held accountable for their actions to the patients (aka:  customers)!

Firth, S.  (2019).  PBMs plead innocent on high drug costs.  MedPage Today (April 4).  Retrieved from https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/healthpolicy/79135?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2019-04-11&eun=g1285958d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%202019-04-11&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_Active

Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy — Christian Research Network — Truth2Freedom’s Blog

C. auris is so tenacious, in part, because it is impervious to major antifungal medications, making it a new example of one of the world’s most intractable health threats: the rise of drug-resistant infections. (Matt Richtel & Andrew Jacobs – MSN.com) Last May, an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn branch of Mount Sinai […]

via Deadly germs, Lost cures: A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy — Christian Research Network — Truth2Freedom’s Blog

Study on Cases of Infectious Infections Occurring in the Workplace

Worker, beware!  There be dangers up yonder!  Interesting study.

Su, C., de Perio, M. A., Cummings, K. J., McCague, A-B, Luckhaupt, S. E., and Sweeney, M. H. (2019).  Case investigations of infectious diseases occurring in workplaces, United States, 2006-2015.  Emerging Infectious Diseases, 25(3):  397-405.  MedScape Nurses.com.  Retrieved from https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/910196?nlid=129175_785&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_190409_mscpedit_nurs&uac=317124EZ&spon=24&impID=1932118&faf=1