How a Stroke Can Happen When You’re Young Like Luke Perry

March 28, 2019

Strokes are sometimes referred to as “brain attacks” (instead of “heart attacks”) because they occur when a blood clot blocks an artery or blood vessel, cutting off blood flow to your brain, as opposed to your heart.1 As a result, brain cells die and brain damage can occur. Without proper and timely treatment, a stroke can be lethal. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, an estimated…


Ericsson IoT chief on AI, 5G, and connecting ‘things’ instead of ‘a thing’

March 9, 2019

We spoke to Ericsson IoT Head Jeff Travers during MWC 2019 about where the industry is heading and how emerging technologies are opening new possibilities. A running theme of this year’s event was how technologies such as the IoT, 5G, AI, and blockchain are converging in powerful ways. Last year was a lot of talk about their potential, this year we’re seeing more actual deployments. Transportation is one area where…


Why a Vitamin D Test Is More Important Than a Mammogram

October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S., and with it comes the annual clarion call of pink-ribboned1 breast cancer awareness campaigns.2 National Mammography Day3 falls on the third Friday of October, which this year is the 19th. Chances are, you’ve been barraged with reminders that mammograms save lives. Unfortunately, little effort is made to educate women about actual prevention. Detecting cancer has nothing to do with prevention….

October 20, 2018

Why are Republicans covering up for Trump’s historically unpopular Supreme Court nominee?

October 4, 2018

Campaign Action The confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh, the unindicted co-conspirator’s Supreme Court nominee, opened Tuesday morning with protests and demands for adjournment from Democratic senators who are incensed over a last-minute release of tens of thousands of documents Monday night, giving senators no time to review them. Democrats are putting the focus on the massive document cover-up, a “Black Hole” of 35 months in Sen. Dick Durbin’s (D-IL) words,…


The essential scan: Top findings in health policy research

September 4, 2018

By Abigail Durak, Stephanie Hedt, Will Palmisano, Paul Ginsburg What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. If you’d like to receive the biweekly Essential Scan by email, you can sign up here. Opioid Prescribing Decreases After Clinician Learns of a Patient’s Fatal Overdose Study…


Medical Cannabis Offers New Hope for Those With Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

September 3, 2018

By Dr. Mercola The marijuana plant contains more than 60 different cannabinoids; chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to. The two primary ones are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the latter of which is the psychoactive component. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys,…