America the Overdosed Nation

America the Overdosed Nation

Each time the American people think the nation’s opioid crisis cannot get any worse, it gets worse. In 2016, 42,249 people died from opioid overdoses, which comes to 116 deaths every day, according to the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In addition, 11.5 million people misused opioids. It is no longer a […]

Marijuana vs Alcohol on the Brain

Marijuana vs Alcohol on the Brain

Marijuana has a powerful psychoactive effect and many people have assumed that prolonged use can hurt the brain, similarly to alcohol. The effects of alcohol on the brain have been thoroughly documented, however, the same is not true for marijuana. The legalization of recreational and medical marijuana has prompted new research over the past decade. […]

The Resurgence of Mumps Among Vaccinated Populations

The Resurgence of Mumps Among Vaccinated Populations

Mumps is on the rise and it may be because the immune response to the vaccine has weakened over time or the virus has evolved. The rise in the mumps virus has largely been in the young adult population, ages 18-29. Most of these people have received the recommended two shots during early childhood. The […]