MDherb board member Dr. Uma Featured in Boston Herald

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MDherb Board Member Dr. Uma Featured in The Boston Herald By: Chris Villani Published : Sunday, October 4, 2015 via Boston Herald Boston sportscasting icon Bob Lobel is one of the hundreds of patients in Massachusetts who say they have found an effective substitute for opioids by using medicinal marijuana. The 71-year-old longtime television reporter and anchor has dealt with chronic pain for years, the result of numerous surgeries: He’s had two…

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MDherb Announces New Senior Leaders and Advisory Board Members

MDherb.org is the most comprehensive platform available for cannabis education and research ATLANTA – October 4th, 2015 – Today, MDherb, a leading medical website that provides information to chronic or terminally ill patients on cannabis as an alternative medicine, is proud to announce new senior leadership and advisory board members. The MDherb board of advisors has a breadth of experience in medical practice, life sciences, research, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, cannabis thought…

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Is Legalization of Marijuana a Chance We Want to Take?

The legalization of marijuana has been an issue for a long time, but since Governor Schwarzenegger opened the door to serious discussion of the subject as a remedy to California’s financial problems it’s getting more headlines than ever. Amsterdam is frequently cited as the model for legalization, but any proponent who has researched the Amsterdam results would realize that using it as a model defeats their purpose. Immediately after Amsterdam’s…

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Medical Marijuana – Popular Among Baby Boomers

People in their 60s are discovering the benefits of medical marijuana, also known as medical cannabis. The baby boomer generation is well known to have used it recreationally as young people during the 1960’s and 70’s. Now, though, this aging generation is familiarizing themselves with the plant as an addition to their daily health regimen. Over the past few years, there has been a steady rise in the number of…

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Get Medical Marijuana Card to Receive Marijuana Treatment

The United States of America are going through some very interesting times today. The country has got its first dark-skinned president in the face of Barack Obama, it is struggling through a new international financial crisis, and it goes through constant debates over a certain medical issue throughout last 15 years or so. What we’re going to talk about in this article is the medical issue – Marijuana Treatment and…

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Marijuana Laws Vary by Jurisdiction

Each state has its own laws pertaining to the penalties and punishments for the possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Some states treat the possession or sale of certain drugs as a less serious offense than others substances, while other states enforce harsh penalties on all offenders. In some states, cities, and counties, marijuana possession is treated as a minor crime or even as no offense at all. In California,…

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Canadian Medical Marijuana Program History

Marijuana has been used as a source of medicine for centuries – a common medicinal plant for the ancients. Even as technology became part of how we live, it was considered a viable treatment for many ailments. However, in 1923, the Canadian government banned marijuana. Although marijuana cigarettes were seized in 1932, nine years after the law passed, it took fourteen years for the first charge for marijuana possession to…

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Uruguay – A Second Passport and Tax-Free Residence Opportunity

I have been all over Europe on business recently and did something that you probably have never done: five countries in one day! Living on the road, I needed an official base. Besides, I recommend citizenship programs to clients, and I need to try them first. This is an update on my Uruguay residence application, which I’m going through with a view to obtaining the coveted Uruguayan passport after a…

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Help for Anxiety Disorders

According to The National Institute of Mental Health, (U.S. Department of health and Human Services, National Institute of Health – Publication No. 06-3879), Anxiety Disorders affect approximately 40 million American adults age 18 and older (about 18%) in any given year causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainly. Such disorder can last at least six months and get worse if not treated. Such disorders commonly occur along with…

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Food Additives That Cause Insomnia, Restlessness and Anxiety

So you think fresh fruit and vegetables are great for your health? Perhaps not. There are many food additives that are actually harmful and can lead to insomnia, restlessness, anxiety and many other problems. And some of them are used on fresh fruit and vegetables. But that’s not all. There are a range of food additives that have been isolated that can cause insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, depression, wakefulness, irritability etc.…

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Chinese Traditional Medicine Versus Western Style Medicine

It would appear to me that traditional Chinese medicine is of value in many regards, although in a way is like a religion in other regards. Spiritual rituals are problematic in many ways and yet, like any placebo, if it works, or you believe it works, then it is worth something right? And once you get over the ritual style of Chinese Traditional medicine, there is indeed, something to be…

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"No Approved Therapeutic Claims" In Herbal Supplements – What It Means

Herbal and dietary supplements represent a growing billion-dollar business in the U.S.,and worldwide. The herbal phenomenon is part of a larger “alternative medicine” movement, which seeks to utilize both traditional and New Age methods of disease prevention and treatment. There is no doubt that the active ingredients in some herbal mixtures show great promise in the prevention and treatment of a wide range of diseases and ailments, as shown by…

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Top 20 Common Interview Questions and Answers

First and foremost congratulations if you have an interview! That in itself is commendable, so now you just want to make sure you come across in the best possible light. I have been asked numerous times what to do in preparation for interviews. Whilst there is no way of predicting exactly what you will be asked, here are 20 common questions that tend to come up. This is by no…

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Best Jobs For Over 50s – Finding a Job Online If You Are Over 50

What are the best jobs for over 50s who are not happy with their present situation or who have been made redundant? Previously, most people over the age of 50 were well established in their careers, and while this is still the case for some, especially those in the professions like medicine or law, the situation is changing. At the moment, many people in their 50s have lost their jobs…

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Ace Your Internship and Get a Lucrative Job in Court Reporting

Turn The Court Reporting Internship Time Into Something Beneficial To You And Your Mentor So You Both Win You’ve been in school for … well, let’s just assume long enough to be at the advanced speed level with expectations of passing the test the next time it is given. It is now time for you to do your internship. How do you feel about that? Are you excited? Frightened? Confident?…

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How To Deal With Post-Traumatic Stress After a Car Accident

Post-traumatic stress is caused by a great many things, from war to car crashes. As personal injury attorneys, we see how PTSD affects car accident victims everyday, and we want to help people identify the problem and get medical help. Even if the injuries sustained in the car accident are minor, PTSD can be severe. If the injuries were serious or fatal, however, PTSD can even be debilitating, escalating beyond…

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DUI Probation and How It Works

After you have been convicted of DUI, the judge sentences you. Most often, you receive a sentence that means you need to serve a specific amount of time behind bars. For a first offense, this might mean spending time in your county jail for several months. However, if you have more than one DUI on your record, the judge may hand down a harsher sentence. This may mean you are…

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Identity Theft – The Michelle Brown Story

The most famous, widely publicized story of identity theft was that of Michelle Brown, a 29-year old bank employee. She appeared before the US Senate Committee Hearing on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology Terrorism and Government Information on July 12, 2000 and stated her gruesome experience as victim of identity theft. Michelle Brown is an ordinary citizen who started working at an early age of fifteen to help finance her…

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Potential Reasons For Health Insurance Denial

Unfortunately, there are many people who receive letters of denial from health insurance companies. There are a variety of reasons why this happens- some can be avoided, but not all. The truth is that certain individuals are higher risk and as health insurance is a risk business, they have to weigh certain factors to make the decisions that they do. Insurance is actually a gamble for both the insured and…

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Typical Techniques of Police Interrogation

The “Reid Technique” of Police Interrogation Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. But I have worked in the law enforcement field in private security. Before the interrogation starts: Police do their homework. They have already likely interviewed witnesses and collected evidence before you land in the interrogation chair. So if they’re grilling you hard, this might be a sign that they either have nothing on you unless you confess, or…

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Tax Sheltered Annuity TSA 403b – What is It?

Tax-Sheltered Annuity (TSA), also known as a 403(b), is an alternative retirement savings plan. Not everyone can participate in this plan, and it is restricted to those who are employed by educational, cultural, or non-profit organizations such as religious groups (also known as 501 (c)(3) organizations). TAX-SHELTERED ANNUITY BENEFITS Contributions to a Tax-Sheltered Annuity are done through a payroll deduction and are therefore taken out pre-tax. This feature of a…

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Shy Bladder – How to Cure Your Bladder’s Shyness

Having a shy bladder can be anything from a minor irritation to a full blown problem. It doesn’t much help to know that millions of people worldwide suffer from paruresis (the medical name for your shy bladder problem) but it does help with the answers to your problem. You’ll already know if your bladder is shier than it should be – you’ll have difficulty passing urine in a public place…

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Paranoia and Dementia – They Often Go Hand-In-Hand

Dementia and paranoia seem to go together hand-in-hand. Just try to imagine how frustrating and frightening it must be to live in a world where your things constantly disappear, someone else is in control of your money, conversations often don’t make sense, and you wake up every morning in a strange place. This is the world of the dementia sufferer. Is it any wonder that suspicions and “paranoia” often accompany…

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Short And Long Term Effects Of Depression – Get The Facts

1 in 20 Americans suffer from depression, so it’s important to know the short and long term effects of depression. Read on to find out more about how the short and long term effects of depression may be affecting YOU. 1. Common short term effects. In most cases sufferers will experience the following symptoms – loss of energy, loss of enjoyment and enthusiasm in life, loss of short term memory,…

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What Happens If I Receive a Notice of Removal/Deportation Proceedings?

If Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) determines that you have violated an immigration law, they will initiate removal or deportation proceedings. Your case will first be referred to the Office of the Chief Counsel, the sector responsible for prosecuting immigration cases. The Chief Counsel will send you a Notice to Appear, stating the reason for removal and any allegations in support. The notice will also provide the date, time, and…

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State University of New York at Binghamton

State university of New York at Binghamton popularly known as Binghamton University was founded in 1946 as a branch of Syracuse University. It was split at 1950 and named Harpur University in honor of colonial teacher Robert harpur. It was the first to join SUNY (State University of New York) and was subsequently renamed as state university of New York at Binghamton at 1965. The campus is located at vestal…

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Sarcoidosis Diet – The Super Foods Which Treat Sarcoid

A natural sarcoidosis diet is showing promising results in treating this debilitating disease. As well as relieving uncomfortable symptoms like fatigue, sore lungs, breathlessness, swollen glands and a skin rash, many patients are reporting total remission of their illness. Your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, even when a potentially serious illness like sarcoid hits. When provided with the right foods, your cells can cleanse and repair themselves…

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An Article About Fear

From my understanding, there are 2 types of fears: psychological and instinctive. Psychological fear is the type that is borne out of our mental processes. Instinctive fears are those reactive emotions that are inherently linked to our physical survival. When a psychological fear arises, should we fear it? When we fear Fear, will we be still in fear? When we fear Fear are we avoiding something? Here’s my opinion on…

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Moving Towards a Healthy Lifestyle-Evaluating Chinese Medicine

When considering Chinese medicine most people bring to mind a diversity of definitions and concepts that are included in the practise. However, when applied to healing and helping with ailments, Chinese medicine is not restricted by a particular set of principles or procedures. Even so, there are certain methods that are employed within the practice of Chinese medicine that can be applied in any area. During it’s thousands of years…

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Where Can I Buy Cheap Health Insurance?

Numerous people ponder where to purchase the best health insurance. There are several options out there for purchasing a health care policy. Most health policies are sold by agents working for insurance companies. Local insurance agents offer reputable health insurance plans. All people need to do is ask their local insurance agent. You may also drop in at the insurance company’s offices. The first step is to equip yourself with…

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Defense to Criminal Charges

Too often lawyers throw up their hands when a client presents a ticket involving Drug Possession, Driving While Suspended, DWI or Assault. While defense of criminal court charges involving serious motor vehicle charges may become an involved process requiring commitment and persistence, there are a number of viable defenses and arguments that can achieve a successful result. Rather than simply suggest that a client plead guilty and avoid trial, an…

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Where Does Cocaine Come From?

Cocaine is a white powder made from an extract of the leaves of the coca plant indigenous to South America. It is believed the natives in South America were chewing coca leaves as far back as 3000 BC. The leaves gave them a lift, and staved off exhaustion and hunger. For these beneficial properties, the coca plant was considered a gift from God. In the 1400s, the Incas, an ancient…

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How To Deal With Chronic Sinusitis

Fungus The Primary Cause: In 1999 researchers at the Mayo Clinic announced to the medical community that fungus was primarily the cause of sinusitis. That made a lot of sense to me with a nonstop sinus issue for those few months. They also identified 40 different kinds of fungus in these people, with an average of 2.7 kinds per person. One doctor who I think is my favourite mini saviour…

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Drowsy Driving Characteristics

Driver fatigue is a dangerous but common situation. Most people fail to get the proper sleep because of busy schedules or contributing medical factors and this can result in threatening situations if their drowsiness catches up to them while they are driving. Drowsy driving has been shown to mostly affect young men and shift workers who frequently drive late at night. Driving while drowsy can have disastrous results because of…

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Browse Petition Samples to Help You Create Your Own!

There are numerous petition samples available online to give you ideas of the types of petitions you can create and to teach you how to write an effective petition. For example, if you are looking for a petition for an issue associated with the environment or animal welfare, you can read the samples available and sign your name in support of the cause. Most of the sites that host petitions…

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To Sell or License Your Invention – Hope Is Not a Strategy

You have a new product idea that you want to sell to a manufacturing company or license for royalties. For licensing or selling to work, you need to contact companies rather than wait and hope they contact you. There are numerous websites to post your invention. Some of these companies tell you they will match your invention to their thousands of companies in their database. Don’t hold your breath. For…

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5 Ways the Internet Has Changed the World

The internet has only really been around for most people for less than 20 years, yet its impact on the world has been immense. What follows are five ways the internet has changed the world. Communication Remember the days when you had to pick up a piece of paper and a pen in order to write to someone? And then you would have to go through the process of putting…

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Broward County Drug Court Program

Drug courts and corresponding programs have become popular tools used throughout the country to aid drug offenders and help end the cycles of drug abuse and criminal activity. The programs generally serve as ways to rehabilitate a person, rather than simply punish the action through criminal proceedings. Counties throughout Florida have been active in creating and using these systems, such as the Broward County Drug Court. The court is the…

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Prohibition – The Volstead Act – A Bad Idea

Chances are any story written about bootlegging and rum-running is somewhat true; the people may not be though. They broke the law and would want to remain anonymous, even if they are long gone, their decedents are still around and would probably want to keep the facts buried. People needed money; kids were hungry and wives were sad. How could anything written about that era of prohibition and economic depression…

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Dangers Associated With Remote Viewing

There has been a buzz around the globe about the benefits that remote viewing provides us with. The factor that swells its significance is that it is being practiced since the inception of mankind. Initially, in its unrecognized form and then accepted scientific forms. However, as much as its advantages have been popular, so have the dangers it carries with itself. Like every coin has two faces, similarly, remote viewing…

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The Positive and Negative Consequences of Deforestation

Earth and the lives of everything that depends on it – from the smallest bacteria to the largest sea creatures – rest on a delicate matter and that is balance. A single, seemingly harmless disturbance in this balance has consequences that are both beneficial and disadvantageous. One of these is deforestation. Deforestation has always been a practice of many developing communities and has contributed greatly to civilization as we know…

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Control Issues That Cause Marriage Problems

Have you ever been irritated because your spouse does things differently than you do? Do you get upset if he or she has different opinions and makes different choices than you would? If so, you have bumped up against some of your own personal control issues and triggers in your marriage. Here are three important points to consider: 1. Fear underlies control issues. Control issues cause problems in many marriages.…

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Traditional Chinese Medicine – An Overview Of The Key Principles

The very sophisticated treatment modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that are used to achieve healing were developed over thousands of years by the Chinese. TCM served as preventative medicine to keep people healthy. Patients in ancient China would be seen by a doctor to prevent the onset of an illness rather than wait until they were already ill. The main principle of TCM is to promote harmony of the…

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K1 Fiancee Visa Requirements – Qualifying for the K1 Fiancee Visa

The following requirements for a fiancee visa apply to both the petitioner and beneficiary. Neither the petitioner or beneficiary can have serious criminal backgrounds. If the petitioner of the fiance visa has a serious criminal background that includes violence the fiancee visa application will be denied, however if the petitioner was acting in self defense or if there was a connection between the crime committed and the petitioner having been…

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The Three Phases of DUI "Detection"

Contrary to public belief, it is not illegal to drink and drive. It is illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol, drive while intoxicated, drive while impaired, or drive in a condition that your state says is illegal. Believe it or not, police officers are trained to recognize when a driver is in that condition. Now, before I get too far, I want to point out that I…

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Alternative Treatment For Numbing Sensation in Arms and Legs

Question: Two years ago, my daughter-in-law had a numbing sensation in her arms and legs. The doctors suspected multiple sclerosis but an MRI scan did not confirm this. The feeling has continued and she now has dizziness, too. Another MRI proved negative. She has two little boys and works full-time so is finding things very difficult although she has a lot of help from my son. Can you suggest anything?…

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ADHD and Defiance – The Struggling Parents Guide To ADHD Child Defiant Behavior

It seems these days everyone has a touch of ADHD that explains most habits, choices, or lapses in memory. The truth of the matter is in order to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder the condition must present substantial difficulties in two different settings that last for at least 6 months. This is a criteria that ADHD defiant children have little trouble satisfying. ADHD when combined with defiance can…

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Virginia DUI Attorney

Virginia DUI Law Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal in the state of Virginia. Because it is illegal, driving under the influence means that you can be charged with a criminal offense and face serious penalties that may include jail time, fines, and loss of your driver’s license. All of these consequences can seriously impact your life and make it difficult for you to maintain employment…

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What to Expect In Juvenile Court Hearings

In case your son or daughter’s recently been cutting class, been detained, or been the cause of a complaint called in by a concerned party, you may as a guardian wish to learn about the juvenile legal structure. Even though no one is very happy to find out their own child has been busted, the best way a couple can support their child is to understand as much as is…

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How to Write Powerful Letters For Alcoholic Intervention and Alcohol Abuse Help

Alcoholic intervention letters are a powerful strategy you want to use. A key to it’s success is preventing this special alcohol abuse help event from becoming emotionally charged with anger and resentment. The alcoholic feels defensive and edgy in the first place and is possible to start arguments, so if someone takes the bait to argue, anger will overtake the session. The fight will dominate the meeting and will destroy…

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Drug Recognition Experts

When a person is suspected of driving under the influence, law enforcement officers are tasked with determining the level of the driver’s intoxication. In many instances, a person could be asked to submit to a breath test if he or she is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol. If a person is intoxicated by a controlled substance, an officer trained in detecting drug use could be required. Drug…

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Association Condominium Management: A Debt Collection Agency?

Almost all associations will have to perform collections at some point. How the association chooses to perform collections can have a profound effect on future legal implications. How does your association handle collections? There are usually four methods that an association may choose when performing collections: Internal collections by the Board are normally performed by self-controled associations. Often, a Board Officer will handle the communication and collection efforts on behalf…

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The Double Edged Sword of Refusal to Submit to Blood Alcohol Testing for a DUI in Florida

Many individuals might not know that if they are arrested for a driving under the influence offense (DUI) that they have the right to refuse a blood alcohol test. However, Florida is a complied consent state. Under Florida Statute § 316.1932 (1), any person who operates a motor vehicle in Florida has given their implied consent to chemical testing of their blood, breath or urine at the request of a…

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Holistic Healthcare versus Traditional Western Medicine

The Western medicine community recently asked the question: Will Alternative Healthcare, a.k.a. Holistic, Metaphysical, Energy or Mind, Body, Spirit healing and Western Medicine (WM) merge? This question implies there is reason to wonder and/or we need to consider the benefits a merger might create. The consideration of merging Holistic, Metaphysical, Energy or Mind, Body, Spirit healing and Western Medicine is analogues to comparing apples to oranges. The only comparison between…

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What is Insurance and Why Do We Need It?

1. Intro Before I introduce this month’s insurance topic, I need to point out a bit of irony that took place at the end of last month. After writing an article about what to do in the event of a winter auto accident, I found myself slipping on ice, heading slow-motion toward another car at an intersection. I was driving at the right speed for the conditions. Sometimes however, events…

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Food Safety Bill HR 2749 Threat to Organic Farming

The Food Safety Bill HR 2749 is less about food safety and more about giving the Federal Government, through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the power to control food from production to point of sale. The one size to fit all regulatory system will mean that small family farms and homesteaders will be at a major disadvantage when competing with the large industrial food production companies. Opponents of the…

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Doctors Treating Patients With Their Own Stem Cells: Medical Progress On a Tug-Of-War Tightrope

Progress in medicine is heavily dependent on research, especially well designed and executed clinical studies, and also to discoveries and innovations made by doctors using FDA approved drugs and therapies (and in some instances supplements, e.g., herbs, vitamins, amino acids, etc.) in novel ways and combinations in treating patients (“In-office tinkering” or experimentation, one might say). So long as what a doctor is using does not constitute a “new drug”…

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How Does Intellectual Property Encourage Innovation?

The intellectual property rights system provides incentives to innovators for producing new creations and inventions, by providing forms of protection for creators and inventors, for limited timescales. This timescale enables originators to profit from their work. What Are ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR)? Simply, an original technology or process is patentable, or an original work in music or art (even software code) may enjoy a copyright. Ideas cannot be patented or…

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How To Start Writing An Article

The hardest thing you’ll ever have to do is to ‘start’. When you want to travel, the hardest part is to just ‘go ahead and go’. But once you start, everything follows. The same goes with writing. I don’t know about you, but when I write, the first sentence in the article gets erased five times before one becomes permanent. But once you get through the first sentence, writing the…

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Medical Scales and Medically Approved Scales

Medical scales have progressed considerably far in regards to their technology and application in the medical field. Having moved from only standard mechanical systems to include the electronic and digital technology, the quality of medical scales and the accuracy of weight measure have improved considerably. As more and more precise measurements were possible, some standard had to be brought in effect, regarding what is suitable, required and standard. This is…

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Driver’s License Suspension in Ohio

Although penalties such as jail time and step fines may come to mind as major consequences of a DUI charge, there are other penalties that may be just as problematic. When anyone in Ohio is arrested for a drunk driving offense, they face an automatic administrative suspension of their driver’s license. This action is taken by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), and is therefore independent of any following criminal…

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Police, Search Warrants, and Drug Dealers

A hypothetical scenario analyzing the ability of the police to obtain search warrants to search the car and home of a person suspected of using and/or selling drugs. Possible case law is established by analyzing various U.S. Supreme Court cases and defining and explaining various legal terms (primarily in the area of criminal law and evidence collection). Facts: The Police Department believes that drugs are being used and/or sold at…

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Getting a DUI From Over-The-Counter Or Prescription Drugs

Most everyone knows that you can be charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) when driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal controlled substances such as marijuana or methamphetamines however it is less well known that use of common over-the-counter and prescription medications could also result in a DUI. In the midst of flu season and with hay fever season just around the corner it is good time to…

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Reporting Cash Receipts of Over $10,000 to IRS

If you receive $10,000 or more in cash from a single buyer for a transaction in your business, you have to report that transaction to IRS and also to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Some people may do large cash transactions to support their illegal activities. Your reporting of cash transactions provides valuable information for stopping the tax evaders. If you are in a trade or business and receive more…

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About the Controlled Substances Act

In 1970, the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was signed into law as part of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act by President Richard Nixon. This was created to help with the U.S. drug policy by providing regulations about the different types of drugs and by allowing for the classification of drugs into different schedules. According to §811(b) of the CSA, drugs are classified according to eight different factors.…

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Hair Drug Testing – The Most Accurate Method to Test For Drugs

The hair drug testing procedure is the most accurate method used to test for drugs. This method is very popular because it can detect an individuals drug history for the past twelve months and it can also determine the level of any type of drug consumption on a monthly basis. Among the several other methods available, this test is considered the most accurate. It is the most simplest and easiest…

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Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Schedules for Paramedics

As Paramedics, it’s important for us to know and understand controlled substances and how they are categorized and scheduled by the Federal Drug Administration (DEA). Controlled drugs are rated in the order of their abuse risk and placed in Schedules by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The drugs with the highest abuse potential are placed in Schedule I, and those with the lowest abuse potential are in Schedule V.…

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How to Get Out of a DUI?

When many people are arrested for driving under the influence, one of the first things they want to know is how to get out of a DUI. There’s no easy answer to that question because DUI is a criminal offense. If you’re arrested and charged with DUI, you’re going to have to go through a criminal trial and even administrative hearings about your driving privileges if you’re not able to…

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Five Ways a DUI Breathalyzer Can Be Wrong

While drinking and driving is never a good idea, there are just way too many things that can go horribly wrong, people should also know enough information to protect themselves from a false reading during a breathalyzer test. The fact that there are a number of ways that a breathalyzer can be wrong during the testing process shows that the information these machines provide is not always reliable. This information…

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What Makes You Uninsurable?

If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times, that health insurance is not rocket science. Really this should not be all that hard to understand. However, it seems that people think that they can just leave their common sense at home when they are applying for health insurance. Not a day goes by, that I do not speak with someone that says, “I’m in perfect…

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First Degree Felony Murder in Colorado

If you are under investigation or if you have been arrested for any criminal homicide charge, you need to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney who is knowledgeable in Colorado law immediately. It is essential that you politely exercise your legal right to remain silent by refusing to answer any questions posed to you by law enforcement without your attorney present. If you are a person of…

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Importance of Criminal Arrest Records

Searching for important information that you can use in order to trust someone in Michigan can now be undergone through utilizing Michigan Arrest Records. Such official documents can surely provide you with the peace of mind that you need. The process can be accomplished through the Internet in which you just have to provide a minimal amount of details regarding that said individual that you wished to search. There are…

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The Consequences of a DUI Drug Conviction in Washington State

Everyone knows that drinking and driving do not mix. What many people are not aware of is the fact that they can be criminally prosecuted for driving under the influence of drugs too. For obvious reasons, driving while under the influence of illicit drugs such as cocaine, PCP, heroine, and methamphetamines is dangerous since these drugs have a significant effect on the human body. What about perfectly legal over the…

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Tax Evasion and Your Criminal Defense Options

The criminal penalties for illegally failing to pay taxes, or tax evasion, can be severe. Federal tax evasion is a felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years and fines up to $100,000 for those convicted. Legal efforts to minimize taxes may be made, such as making charitable contributions, contributions to college savings and retirement plans and taking all available deductions for dependents, medical expenses. However, it…

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12 Things to Do If You’ve Been Arrested For DUI

Were you arrested for DUI, or was someone close to you arrested on a DUI offense? First off, we need to talk about your feelings for a second. If you have been arrested for DUI, you are probably embarrassed or ashamed, maybe a little mad, but most of all, you want to know what to do, what can be done, what you are facing, and if you even have a…

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Doctors and Tax Evasion/Fraud

Sadly, I see many doctors in my criminal law defense practice that come to me with tax problems, including being the victims of tax evasion and/or tax fraud charges. Unfortunately, most of the time, this occurs because of a combination of their trusting nature, the complexity of the tax code, and a failed tax plan or the lack thereof. How it Happens: Doctors and Tax Problems In their practice, doctors…

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Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

DUIs are most commonly associated with drunk drivers. In reality, drunk drivers represent only one group that composes DUI arrests. Often times, DUI arrests result from drivers who are under the influence of drugs. Drugs include prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, illegal drugs, or any other foreign substance that impairs your judgment. Drivers impaired by drugs are the cause of several types of car accidents that can result in severe injury…

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Drug Testing Facts and Methods

We all know that there are different kinds of drug tests and each one of them is used for the same objective – to detect drug users. Depending on the type of drug test, a biological specimen (urine, blood, saliva, sweat, or hair) is technically analyzed to detect the presence of drugs or their metabolites. The drug testing facts and methods by which the different types of drug tests are,…

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What Does Ron Paul Stand For – This Is What He Believes

Many conservatives know what Mitt Romney stands for, but what does Ron Paul stand for? What does Ron Paul believe? Paul is a different kind of Republican. He often leans more as a libertarian candidate than as a Republican. He does not fit all of the standard GOP positions, but he is strong on issues that matter to most Republicans. He is most well-known for his positions on military and…

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What is Complementary Medicine?

Complementary medicine is becoming popular in western world, every year millions of consultation is taking place and statistics says that one in every three persons have tried it. It is really helpful for chronic conditions which could not be treated with other medications. Now it is widely accepted in orthodox medicines that doctors are either trained in this or referring patients to complementary therapies or incorporating complementary therapist into their…

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DUI Law in Pennsylvania

It is illegal in Pennsylvania for any person to drive, operate, or control the movement of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance in an amount consumed that renders you incapable of doing so safely. How is Your Alcohol Content Measured? As it applies to alcohol, the illegal amount is measured through one’s blood alcohol concentration, or “BAC.” In Pennsylvania, there are three categories for…

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To Sniff or Not to Sniff – K-9 Cops and Traffic Stops

You know, the media can be a wonderful thing, especially when it is used to help people. Some of the ways that it helps the general population is through reporting on world affairs, informing us about the pros and cons of vaccinating our children, and even keeping us updated on weather and traffic conditions. Yet as a powerful medium for disseminating information, the media is also very rarely unbiased because…

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OUI Laws and Drunk Driver Accident Liability

Massachusetts OUI (Operating Under the Influence) laws protect the public by making driving while intoxicated a serious criminal offense. Motorists caught driving under the influence (DUI) face fines and possibly criminal penalties. The more DUI offenses a Massachusetts driver has, the more severe the penalties become. Defining Driving Under the Influence Massachusetts OUI laws define driving under the influence as operating a motor vehicle with: o A blood alcohol content…

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Counterfeit Money is on the Increase

If someone asked you to accept a U.S $1 million dollar bill you’d no doubt realize the bill has to be a fake, since such large-denomination currency doesn’t exist in the US. Yet, surprisingly, there has been instances of people actually trying to use these bills when making purchases. One example is of a man who, one Saturday in 2006, tried passing the bill at a grocery store in Pittsburgh.…

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Changing Direction: The 2014 Drug-Free Communities Grants

There are a variety of radical and significant changes to the Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) this year. Changing that represent a significant departure in focus from previous years. This article is not about politics so without politicizing the issue too much, many of the changes fit with current trends toward legalization and recent statements by national leaders asserting that some illegal substances are no more dangerous than alcohol. The…

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Preparation for Surgery and Medical Clearance

Most Hospital rules require that all patients undergoing surgery must have a medical evaluation and ‘clearance’ prior to the surgery, as well as pre-admission testing. Pre-admission testing can be done at the hospital or at your primary care doctor’s office. Pre-admission testing includes a complete history and physical examination, and often includes blood tests, urine tests, chest X-ray and electrocardiogram. These results must be at the hospital 2 business days before the surgery or…

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A Product Management Challenge: Pot

So you think that you have a tough job, eh? Just imagine how hard it must be to the product manager who works for one of the new firms that has just popped up to start legally selling marijuana! In the United States, a handful of states now allow marijuana to be sold either for medical or for recreational purposes. This means that there is a legal market for consumers.…

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The Penalties for Possession of Cocaine

The penalties for possession of cocaine vary greatly on the amount the person is carrying, where the person is carrying it and whether he or she is under the influence of the cocaine. Simple possession differs from possession with the intent to sell or distribute in that individuals in simple possession and intent to give or sell cocaine to others. The penalties for possession of cocaine on average are for…

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The Controlled Substances Act

The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) is a law that was created in conjunction with the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. As known as Title II of that Act, the CSA is a federal law that regulates the manufacture, importation, possession, and distribution of certain drugs. The Controlled Substances Act created five different schedules of drugs. These classifications differ on qualities such as the potential for abuse…

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Unbiased Forensic Toxicology – How Important Is a False Positive Drug Test?

The increasing popularity of drug testing likely means more forensic toxicology will be required. Depending on the circumstances, a false positive drug test can have a major impact on a person’s life. In the most commonly used urine testing method, interactions of over 250 substances can cause the mistaken results for illegal drugs. These interactions include prescriptions and over-the counter drugs, food and medical conditions. Controversial laws and policies More…

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Texas Children May Be Taking An Unapproved Prescription Opoid

It looks like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in hot water yet again. Recent revelations that over one hundred manufacturers are making potentially harmful, unapproved prescription opoid-containing medications, and that these drugs are being freely distributed in the United States, has many wary of the administration’s ability to oversee drug safety. Even some children have taken the medications. According to officials, the FDA has not approved most drugs…

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10 Best Places to Retire in Costa Rica

When thinking of the top 10 best places to retire, Costa Rica often come foremost on anyone’s mind as an ideal haven to start life anew. Though there are many international retirement communities burgeoning these days, taking important factors like security, health care, cost of living, investment-savvy, and climate must always be put into perspective to guarantee maintaining one’s current lifestyle amidst a steady fixed income from retirement. At the…

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Is California Going Under?

When many people think of California, they think of the beaches, the fair hair girls, movie stars, the Golden Gate Bridge or the Hollywood Sign. Others may also be reminded that this state started one of the biggest movements toward strict environmental laws, and pollutions standards. It was also one of the first stated to recognize the uses of medical marijuana and the decriminalization of it. What most people don’t…

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Judgment Enforcement State By State

This article is a general guide. Laws change often. This is not a substitution for researching and keeping current with the laws of your state. While it is legal to enforce judgments in all 50 states, some states make it harder than it should be. In the beginning, it was one’s right to purchase a judgment and enforce it. Over time, government and legal organizations in some states, (usually a…

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Health Insurance and Federalism – What You Need to Know

To say health care and insurance has been in the news lately would be a minor understatement. The subject of reform has led to reactions ranging from its about time to its a socialist move. One aspect of the situation that is not really being discussed is an issue of federalism and it is important because it reflects a bigger trend. What is federalism? It is simply a political structure…

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Pass the Bar Exam

It is not set too high for you. Are you doubting your ability to pass the Bar exam? Well stop. This is a bar that is not too high to cross over. The idea of being of finally passing and finishing the test is very overwhelming for many who have gone through law school. There was so much time and money that you spent going through all those classes. Do…

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DWI Accidents – The Penalties of Being Involved in a DWI Accident

Any accident involving a vehicle where one of the drivers involved has been driving under the influence is classified as a DWI accident. The statistics show that approximately 1/3 of people in the United States will be involved in a DWI accident at some point either as the driver under the influence, a passenger in the vehicle, or an innocent third party. It is important to realize that a DWI…

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How to Purge Files and Medical Records

Anyone who takes care of the filing in a doctor’s office knows just how overwhelming the job can be, especially when the doctor has many patients and files for patients that they are no longer seeing. One way to cut back on a lot of your work is to purge the files you no longer need, which will free up space for new files and other information. It is also…

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Assessing Liability for a Dog Bite Injury

While it seems to be too far-fetched to die of a dog bite, the statistics give a different picture. People do die from vicious bites. Most victims require emergency room visits to prevent fatality. Getting grievous injuries in such an incident is quite possible. When you are in such trouble, you often miss the single important question – liability. Florida statutes regarding dog bite injuries are applicable in such cases.…

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Drug Manufacturing Charges and Penalties

Drug manufacturing in Florida has become a primary focus for police efforts. Drug development, distribution, and sale are considered particularly problematic because of their suspected link to other criminal activity. Of all of the states, Florida is considered to have one of the highest levels of drug activity because of its long coastline that makes it an attractive destination for smuggling from overseas. Over the past few decades, Florida’s drug…

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