40 Million Americans Driving Drunk or Drugged

From billboards to PSAs to TV commercials, it seems like awareness surrounding the risks of drunk and drugged driving is everywhere. So it may come as a surprise to learn that 30 million Americans are driving drunk each year, while another 10 million are getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs. According … Read more

Drug Use Comes With Many Dangers

DRMC has experienced a notable spike in the number of patients treated for heroin overdoses with 57 reported from 2005 to October of 2010. In contrast, the hospital treated only three patients for overdoses from 2000 to 2004. Christiansen said overdose patients typically experience respiratory depression. “It just makes them so sedated that their body … Read more

More Texans Are Dying From Pill Abuse

Some Corpus deaths appeared to be linked to the growing popularity of partying with prescription pills, including cocktails of drugs like Vicodin (hydrocodone) and Xanax (alprazolam), said Stefanie Wiser, who compiles statistics for the office. “I know there’s a huge increase,” she said. “There are some cases where they buy them as recreational drugs, and … Read more

The possible link between marijuana and cancer

The negative effects of marijuana on teenagers’ brain development have come into sharper focus lately; now, a study in the European Journal of Immunology shows how cannabis can adversely affect the immune system. Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti of the University of South Carolina led a team of immunologists who found that marijuana consumption can leave the … Read more

The Possible Link Between Marijuana and Cancer

The negative effects of marijuana on teenagers’ brain development have come into sharper focus lately; now, a study in the European Journal of Immunology shows how cannabis can adversely affect the immune system. Dr. Prakash Nagarkatti of the University of South Carolina led a team of immunologists who found that marijuana consumption can leave the … Read more