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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 27, 2019
Viruses Carried by Ticks and Mosquitoes and Their Consequences

Mosquitoes and ticks have been a pesky problem for a long time, but the alarming news reports that diseases caused because of them have tripled from 2004 to 2016 in the US alone have highlighted the menace caused by them.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 27, 2019
What Is Cannabis and Why Is Cannabis Usage Termed as Abuse?

Marijuana, which is the popular term for cannabis, is a form of drug that comes from the plant cannabis sativa or the hemp plant. A drug is a substance that, when ingested, causes an alteration in the functioning of the body, either a physical change or a psychological change.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 27, 2019
Facts and Fiction Surrounding Cannabis and Its Use

Cannabis or marijuana is a popular drug, not just among those who use it, but also among those who do not use the drug, thanks to the misinformation surrounding the drug and the lack of clarity distinguishing fact from fiction.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 27, 2019
What Are the Benefits of Marijuana, including Medical and Health Benefits?

The image of marijuana ingrained in the minds of many people is that it leads to addiction and its users are unemployed individuals who are always red-eyed and on the verge of turning into psychopaths.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 23, 2019
The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Cannabis Usage

Cannabis is a drug obtained from the cannabis plant that is considered to be a psychoactive drug, and until recently cannabis was only considered to have recreational use.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 23, 2019
Comparison of the Side Effects, Benefits, and Pros and Cons of Cannabis with Those of Alcohol and Tobacco

Cannabis usage, especially for recreational purposes, is still under a lot of scrutiny, as many consider it the worst kind of abuse, with drastic effects on the body. In fact, cannabis is known to be the most commonly abused illegal substance in the whole world.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 23, 2019
What Are the Pros and Cons of Chronic Care Management?

It is a growing cause for concern that the number of patients suffering from chronic ailments is steadily rising, along with an increased prevalence of patients suffering from chronic conditions, and sometimes even multiple chronic diseases.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 23, 2019
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) vs. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

There is usually a low quantity of bacteria present in our guts that helps the body with digestion. However, when this amount of bacteria becomes excessive within the small intestine, it is called small intestine bacterial overgrowth or SIBO.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 23, 2019
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Pelvic pain and pelvic diseases can often take longer to diagnose and the pain is usually chronic, experienced over a period of six months or longer. Women are found to suffer more often from pelvic disorders; one such disease is pelvic inflammatory disease, commonly referred to as PID.

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Author: Alexander Salerno, MD
December 23, 2019
Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules

Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases that has seen a sharp rise in the number of incidents over the years. With rising number of incidences, awareness about various types of cancers and information regarding the prevention of the same has also seen a rise.

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