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Trump Taps Seema Verma, Medicaid Expansion Architect, for CMS

Trump Taps Seema Verma, Medicaid Expansion Architect, for CMS | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
The healthcare policy consultant helped Indiana expand its Medicaid program under the ACA through a waiver process that could shift reform from Washington, DC, to the states.
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Maryland OKs 102 preliminary medical cannabis licenses - Marijuana Business Daily

Maryland OKs 102 preliminary medical cannabis licenses - Marijuana Business Daily | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Maryland’s medical cannabis board on Monday finally approved 102 dispensaries for preliminary licenses. The Maryland Cannabis Commission said it employed a Nobel Prize-winning algorithm to help filter out the candidates from a field of more than 800 license applications. It has been a slow process for entrepreneurs eager to get involved in what looks to be one of the largest medical marijuana markets on the East Coast, with the first round of 15 growers and processors having been approved in August. The Maryland Cannabis Commission said it won’t make public the names of Monday’s license winner
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Proposed national fire safety codes in works for cannabis businesses - Marijuana Business Daily

Proposed national fire safety codes in works for cannabis businesses - Marijuana Business Daily | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
By Omar Sacirbey Marijuana extractors in particular as well as cultivators and retailers across the nation can anticipate new fire safety guidelines in the months ahead designed to head off potentially deadly blazes and explosions at cannabis businesses. A 10-member committee of fire code enforcers, equipment manufacturers and professionals who work in extraction facilities have drafted a proposed marijuana chapter for the Fire Code of the National Fire Protection Association, a nonprofit that develops safety codes and standards. Panel members hope it will give extractors and other cannabis industry businesses guidelines on how to fireproof their work environments an
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Trump Picks Rep. Tom Price, MD, to Lead HHS

Trump Picks Rep. Tom Price, MD, to Lead HHS | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
The Georgia orthopaedic surgeon would bring a small-government outlook and a strong resume to the nation's top healthcare job.
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Feds Add Marijuana Warning to Gun Application

Feds Add Marijuana Warning to Gun Application | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Just in case it wasn't clear, the federal government really wants you to know that if you use marijuana -- even for medical purposes in accordance with state
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Thanks to Prohibition, Some Doctors are Completely in the Dark about Medical Cannabis

Thanks to Prohibition, Some Doctors are Completely in the Dark about Medical Cannabis | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
According to a recent report from Kaiser Health News (KHN), some doctors with practices in medical cannabis states are still unsure about how to recommend the
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My Statin Story | Spacedoc.com

My Statin Story | Spacedoc.com | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
When I first wrote of my personal side effects of Lipitor, my words were focused purely on transient global amnesia ( TGA ). This is because shortly after this drug was started by my doctors at Johnson Space Center, this is what I experienced.
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Marijuana and Cannabis and Politics

Marijuana and Cannabis and Politics | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
The idea that prohibition has failed is finally starting to catch on for many who have been fighting legalization since the beginning. For the first time in U.S
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The Joint Commission deserves some blame for the opioid crisis. Here's why.

The Joint Commission deserves some blame for the opioid crisis. Here's why. | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
This set the tone for clinicians: Patients are always to be trusted to report pain accurately.
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Pomegranate by-product boosts muscles and may fight ageing

Pomegranate by-product boosts muscles and may fight ageing | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Urolithin A makes worms live longer and mice run further, and may be the first chemical discovered that can improve the quality of ageing muscle
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Do police officers ever pretend to smell marijuana to conduct an otherwise illegal car search? - Quora

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Is Kellyanne Conway the Latest Trump Aide to Lose the Boss’s Favor?

Is Kellyanne Conway the Latest Trump Aide to Lose the Boss’s Favor? | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Tensions are flaring at Trump Tower.
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Report: Canada's MJ legalization could be 'game changer' - Marijuana Business Daily

Report: Canada's MJ legalization could be 'game changer' - Marijuana Business Daily | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
By 2021, Canada’s legalized adult-use cannabis market could have some 3.8 million legal consumers and sales of 6 billion Canadian dollars ($4.5 billion), according to financial analysts at Canaccord Genuity, an investment bank and research firm. “Recreational upside could be a game changer,” said a report released Monday by Canaccord analysts Matt Bottomley and Neil Maruoka. The report also forecast that tough licensing standards will raise barriers to entry and there will be supply shortfalls until production hits stride in 2020, according to Bloomberg News. The Canaccord analysts also predicted that annual marijuana demand would grow from about 882,00
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Landmark deal: Israeli companies team to market MMJ inhaler - Marijuana Business Daily

Landmark deal: Israeli companies team to market MMJ inhaler - Marijuana Business Daily | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Two Israeli companies have signed an agreement to market an inhaler for medical marijuana, signifying what looks to be the first time a major global pharmaceutical company has agreed to market an MMJ product. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Syqe Medical said they inked a distribution and cooperation agreement for Teva to exclusively market Syqe’s inhaler, which has been used for more than a year at an Israeli hospital under a trial program, the Times of Israel reported. Syqe said the deal is the first of its kind involving a big pharmaceutical company and a medical cannabi
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Thomas Kallstenius (iMinds) - The learning Internet of Things (IoT)

The importance of emotional expression as part of human communication has been understood since the seventeenth century, and has been explore
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Drug Tests

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Drug Testing Presented by PassADrugTest.com Drug Testing – An Introduction Despite recent and strong empirical evidence proving employment-based drug
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A physician experiences a medical error. Here's her story.

A physician experiences a medical error. Here's her story. | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Patients deserve health care without the worry of being harmed by the system itself.
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Why Are People with Alcohol Use Disorder More Likely to Die Young? - Talbott Recovery

Why Are People with Alcohol Use Disorder More Likely to Die Young? - Talbott Recovery | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
We know that some alcoholics literally drink themselves to death. Alcohol use disorder leads to malnutrition, withdrawals, social isolation and the creation or aggravation of other mental health issues. And over time, the alcohol destroys many organs, including the liver, brain and pancreas. But now researchers have found that many alcoholics are dying in early … Continue reading Why Are People with Alcohol Use Disorder More Likely to Die Young?
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Setting the Body’s ‘Serial Killers’ Loose on Cancer

Setting the Body’s ‘Serial Killers’ Loose on Cancer | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
After a long, intense pursuit, researchers are close to bringing to market a daring new treatment: cell therapy that turbocharges the immune system to fight cancer.
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Could The Cannabis Compound "THC" Cure Alzheimer's Disease?

Could The Cannabis Compound "THC" Cure Alzheimer's Disease? | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
Findings of a recent study helping to shed light on "how" cannabis may help the debilitating symptoms of Alzheimer's, has many questioning if the cannabis compound THC, could in fact, be the cure to Alzheimer's disease.
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Why granny’s only robot will be a sex robot

Why granny’s only robot will be a sex robot | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
We need home care bots far more than we need sex robots, but guess which one we're more likely to get
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Explore how global obesity crisis has exploded in past 40 years

Explore how global obesity crisis has exploded in past 40 years | health care &  health politics & infographics | Scoop.it
The number of people in the world who are obese has risen from 105 million in 1975 to 641 million in 2014. See where they live
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