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Medical marijuana: 5 things you should know

March 31, 2015

In January 2014, Colorado became the first U.S. state to pass a law allowing the sale of recreational marijuana use. The passing of this law brought about the possibility for potential public health implications.

In a recent perspective published in The New England Journal of Medicine, Tista S. Ghosh, MD, of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and colleagues addressed some of the relevant concerns and the ways in which Colorado has attempted to avert negative population health effects following the expansion of the legal availability of marijuana.

In the Journals

Motivational interviewing linked to reductions in childhood BMI

March 31, 2015
Significant reductions in children’s BMI were achieved with motivational interviewing delivered by primary care providers and registered dietitians to parents…
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Disneyland measles outbreak sheds light on vaccine-hesitancy, waning awareness

March 31, 2015
The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks exemplifies the increasing prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in the United States and the impact it can have…
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Researcher looks at relationship between atopic dermatitis, obesity and cardiovascular disease

March 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses studies examining cardiovascular risk in atopic dermatitis that he reviewed at the…
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Consumption of fast food among children significantly decreased since 2003

March 30, 2015
Energy intake from burger, pizza and chicken fast food restaurants significantly decreased among children from 2003 to 2010, according to study findings in JAMA
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Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography and Fundus Autofluorescence Evaluation of Torpedo Maculopathy

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, March 10, 2015
The authors describe the spectral-domain optical coherence tomography and fundus autofluorescence findings in a case of…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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