Insulin Pump Worn at Beauty Pageant Inspires Other Diabetics

Insulin Pump Worn at Beauty Pageant Inspires Other Diabetics

On July 14, 2014, inspired by requests from other diabetics, Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison posted a photo on Instagram of herself striding confidently down the beauty pageant stage, an insulin pump secured to her bikini bottom. The photo went viral and has become a phenomenon that is challenging traditional standards of beauty. Diabetics across the […]

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Adults and Children With Epilepsy

Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Adults and Children With Epilepsy

Sunday, July 20, 2014 Democratic Illinois Governor Pat Quinn legalized medical marijuana for adults and children who have epilepsy. This is merely┬áthe latest update to the state’s medical marijuana regulations, which were just approved last Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Initially, conservative lawmakers were hesitant to approve medical marijuana for children, and the law originally was […]

Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day

Drug Overdose: Prescription Painkillers Poison 46 Americans Every Day

Poisonings through drug overdose have tripled in the U.S. in the past three decades and, according to a recent report published earlier this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 46 Americans die every day from an overdose of prescription painkillers. These prescriptions are primarily opioid or narcotic pain relievers. Twice as […]