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Can Cannabis Control Depression?
Can Cannabis Control Depression? Marijuana is under investigation as a potential treatment for depression -- as well as other mental illnesses. What are the positives and negatives of cannabis as a depression therapy? Read more 
MedShadow Blog:
What Doesn’t Work for Arthritis
What Doesn’t Work for Arthritis After reading studies and listening to presentations at the FDA, I learned something: If I ever have arthritis pain or any chronic pain, I will NOT use NSAIDs Read more 
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A 5-Point Plan for Arthritis Pain Relief
Pain is a common symptom arthritis, and we have a culture that promotes medicine for pain — but we can do much better. Here are steps for easing pain while avoiding pills. Read more 
FDA Watch:
Can Hot Dogs Influence the Drugs a Doctor Prescribes?
A stroll around the exhibit area of the American Psychiatric Association Conference demonstrates how pharma marketing can influence the prescribing patterns of doctors — possibly at the expense of patients' health. Read more 
Health Buzz:
10 Tips to Help Patients Going Through Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
10 Tips to Help Patients Going Through Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Getting off powerful tranquilizer drugs known as benzodiazepines -- common names are Valium and Xanax -- can be tough. One physician who went through benzo withdrawal herself offer some tips to make it easier. Read more 
MedShadow Blog:
Ending the Insulin Crisis: Marches Advocate Cutting Medication Costs for Diabetics
Ending the Insulin Crisis: Marches Advocate Cutting Medication Costs for Diabetics Diabetics who are dependent on insulin have to pay $1,000 a month, on average, for insulin and supplies. That's ridiculous for a drug whose patent was sold 97 years ago. Now patients are fighting back to cut insulin costs. Read more 
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Born Without 2 Legs: How Nubby The Therapy Dog Helps Others Cope
Nubby serves an important role in medical centers around Phoenix. He is a therapy dog who takes his job seriously — helping people going through health and medical issues to cope a little bit easier. Read more 

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