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January 18, 2014
With increasing frequency, the editorial pages of local and national newspapers are featuring articles on liberalizing the use of marijuana. In view of the 2013 legislative action in the states of Washington and Colorado - plus a failed push in the state of Oregon - to provide legalization for recreational use as well as for medical care, focus on the ongoing debate is highly appropriate. However, support for medical purposes is a markedly different matter than establishing and trying to control marijuana availability for recreational use. Senior legislators, judges and candidates for higher offices who are approving and promoting recreational legality and less criminal consequence have decidedly forgotten the psyche of their youth with recognized lack of reality about mortality and the tendency - or even need - of teenagers to "explore" new experiences.
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January 18, 2014
With increasing frequency, the editorial pages of local and national newspapers are featuring articles on liberalizing the use of marijuana. In view of the 2013 legislative action in the states of Washington and Colorado - plus a failed push in the state of Oregon - to provide legalization for recreational use as well as for medical care, focus on the ongoing debate is highly appropriate. However, support for medical purposes is a markedly different matter than establishing and trying to control marijuana availability for recreational use. Senior legislators, judges and candidates for higher offices who are approving and promoting recreational legality and less criminal consequence have decidedly forgotten the psyche of their youth with recognized lack of reality about mortality and the tendency - or even need - of teenagers to "explore" new experiences.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 25, 1997
Our son, who is now 21, cannot take Tylenol. It gives him night terrors that are extremely vivid and traumatic. We discovered this when he was a child. After I read that Tylenol could be the cause, I quit giving it to him and we had no more episodes.Last summer he became ill away from home. One of his house mates gave him some cold medication and he had night terrors for the first time in years. It turned out the cold medicine contained acetaminophen, the same ingredient in Tylenol.When a medicine is as ubiquitous as acetaminophen (the fever reducer of choice for children)
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By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | November 28, 1993
STRASBURG, Pa. -- It's nearing dusk in Pennsylvania Dutch country and Holmes Morton has come to make an unannounced house call on Henry Martin.Dr. Morton pulls his green Jeep into the barnyard, scattering a dozen chickens near a hay wagon hitched to two draught horses.Henry, a blue-eyed 22-month-old, runs to his father, Jesse Martin, who is talking to two of his brothers. The three men, who married three sisters, have almost identical faces and wear plain, dark fedoras."How is he?" Dr. Morton asks,still seated behind the wheel.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | April 4, 2004
Several months ago I started taking 160 milligrams of saw palmetto extract daily to slow the progression of male pattern baldness. To my surprise, the regimen seems to work. There is less hair in the bathroom sink, and I have noticed new growth on the temples. I haven't experienced any noticeable side effects, such as loss of libido. I looked in the medical literature for long-term side effects but found none. The longest clinical trial (for prostate enlargement) lasted two years. Do you know of any health hazards with saw palmetto extract?
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By Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Dr. Teresa Graedon,King Features Syndicate | August 16, 1994
People love home remedies for everything from bee stings to colds or tummy aches. But nothing has captured our readers' imaginations like the raisin remedy for arthritis.Several months ago, we received a note attached to a clipping that described soaking golden raisins in gin, letting the gin evaporate, and then eating nine a day to combat arthritis pain and stiffness. The reader who sent it said his wife had been given the recipe by a neighbor.Well, we'd never heard of this remedy before and we thought it sounded a little strange.
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June 11, 1993
Doctors open practice in EldersburgDoctors Shahida Siddiqi and Saba Siddiqi have announced the opening of a family and internal medicine practice in &L Eldersburg.The women, who are related by marriage, plan to stress preventive medicine in a clinic atmosphere, said Dr. Shahida Siddiqi.They also will operate a clinic for children over 5 years old and for women. In addition to weekday hours, the clinic will be open evenings and Saturdays.The doctors invite area residents to an open house from noon to 6 p.m. Monday at 6212 Sykesville Road, near the intersection with Route 26.Free blood pressure screenings, cholesterol checks and medical literature will be available.
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June 26, 2006
Passed away on June 12, 2006, four days before his 90th birthday. The youngest of six children, he was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Following service in the Australian Air Force during World War II, David came to the United States to attend graduate school. He received his Ph D in statistics from Iowa State University in 1947. After several years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute, the University of Florida and the University of North Carolina, he joined the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biostatistics in 1960, working as a professor until his retirement in 1984.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | January 6, 2002
Q. I had been taking Saint-John's-wort for a few years when I was asked to participate in a double-blind study of Lipitor and Pravachol. I am now taking one of them or a placebo to see if these drugs can reverse the effects of high cholesterol. A few months ago, I read an article suggesting that Saint-John's-wort might reduce the effectiveness of these cholesterol-lowering drugs. The people conducting my study don't know anything about such interactions. Can you shed some light on this for me?
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By JOE & TERESA GRAEDON and JOE & TERESA GRAEDON,peoplespharmacy.com | December 29, 2008
Turmeric increases the anticoagulant effect of Coumadin. I have been on Coumadin for 15 years because of an artificial aortic valve. I had read that turmeric was effective in lowering cholesterol and began sprinkling it on broccoli. My international normalized ratio went up dramatically, and my pharmacist said, "STOP!" Have there been any studies on the blood-thinning effect of turmeric? You are not the first person to report this interaction between Coumadin (warfarin) and turmeric.
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