Imperial Valley News
Baltimore, Maryland - A leading global public health commission is calling for new policies that would transform our approach to drug use, addiction and control worldwide, including the decriminalization of minor and non-violent drug offenses. According to a report released this morning by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Lancet, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance policies have undercut public health across the globe and have directly contributed to many of today’s most urgent public health crises, while doing little to affect drug markets or drug use.
Scottsdale, Arizona - "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." That didn't seem true to me as a child, but as an adult, I've come to realize that words can be powerful vehicles for either pain or support.
Phoenix, Arizona - Media coverage of tragic events happens almost immediately and continues for days. While being informed is important, there are risks associated with compulsive viewing of reports such as those coming out of Brussels this week.
Scottsdale, Arizona - I was struck by a study published in the Jan. 20, 2016, issue of the "Journal of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics" and reviewed in "Health Day: News for Healthier Living".
Rochester, Minnesota - Developing an advance directive is just one part of the advance care planning process. In this process, you look at your goals and values, and express your preferences for certain types of medical care based on those goals and values. It’s a process you should work through with the people you trust: your family, friends and medical providers.
Rochester, Minnesota - Truck drivers who don't stick to their sleep apnea treatments have a five times greater risk of serious, preventable crashes. That's according to a new study from the University of Minnesota Morris published in the journal Sleep.