Letter: Message to teens: 'Legal' means 'safe'

...recent studies showing brain damage occurring in adolescents who use marijuana on a regular basis. (New England Journal of Medicine, June 4, 2014.)But regardless of debates, arguments for and against, teens are concluding that because something is...
On Writing: Commas, history and William Strunk

...recognized long ago: that grammar is an historical discipline. Like any other body of knowledge - like biology or physics or medicine - we know more about it now than we did a hundred years ago. And we know more about punctuation; we have a clearer sense...
Tai Chi program prevents falls

...reduce his or her chances of falling: 1) Begin a regular exercise program; 2) Have your health care provider review your medicines; 3) Have your vision checked; 4) Make your home safer. Free informational brochures on how to prevent falls are available...
CCFR Special Teams captain retires

...or perhaps are in fear of - they're out longer than they thought, they don't have their blood pressure or their heart medicine or something like that, and we go out and we get them in. So we're primarily more the wilderness medical response, as...
Marijuana and your kids

...less than six months - and that doesn't count Internet downloads.Dr. Leslie Walker, chief of the division of adolescent medicine at Seattle Children's can't keep up with requests for presentations on how to talk to kids about pot and its impact on...
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Vaccination fees waived in August

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of medicine - and the price of prevention is cheap for the month of August. In honor of National Immunization Awareness Month, the state...
Seattle teens dive into international underwater robotics competition

...many people." Her father uses a prosthetic leg, and he has benefited from design improvements.She hopes for a career in medicine to "test my boundaries to see how far I can go in the service of others," she said.Haley, who learned pre-algebra at...
Add medicine cabinet to spring cleaning list with drug take-back day

Doing some spring cleaning and don't know what to do with the expired prescription pills in your medicine cabinet?Drop them off Saturday at the Nugget Mall. Alaska State Troopers and Juneau Police Department officers will be collecting...
SEARHC adds medical provider in Haines

...McMahan comes to SEARHC from the Providence Family Medicine Center in Anchorage and enjoys the full spectrum of Family Medicine. His special interests include rural emergency and preventative medicine, pediatrics, and palliative care. "We are...
Some SeaWorld mammals live longer in captivity

...estimates for those in the wild.Breakthroughs in training and medicine that allow the parks' medical staffs to perform far fewer at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine."People think it's a Cinderella existence out there...
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