The Crisis Continues: Mental Illness, Loose Gun Laws or a Combination?

The Crisis Continues: Mental Illness, Loose Gun Laws or a Combination?

Today’s shooting at a Florida high school confirms American is in the midst of a crisis. Is it loose gun laws, mental illness, or a combination? A former student went on a shooting rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, leaving multiple fatalities while panicked faculty and students barricaded themselves in classrooms.  The shooting happened […]

Purdue Pharma Begins to Tackle America’s Opioid Crisis

Purdue Pharma Begins to Tackle America’s Opioid Crisis

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin®, a semisynthetic opiate, announced they will no longer encourage physicians to prescribe their drug to patients. While their action is a positive move toward tackling America’s opioid crisis, this is but one manufacturer and only one trade name. When not referring to an opioid by its brand name, these highly […]

14 Worms Pulled From Woman’s Eye [Video]

14 Worms Pulled From Woman’s Eye [Video]

A rare eye infection resulted in 14 worms in Abby Beckley’s eye.  Suppose the shock of looking into an irritated eye for an annoying eyelash or other cumbersome irritation, only to pull out a limpid, wiggling worm nearly a half-inch long. According to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Oregon woman is […]