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Lena Butler

I can give you the basics. My name is Lena Butler. I live in San Diego, California. I work as a customer service representative for TestCountry.com. I enjoy spending time at home, working on my painting and playing with my two pet rabbits, Carl and Lenny. I attended the University of San Diego... Full Bio
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Happy Holidays from TestCountry! by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We here at TestCountry have had a wonderful 2014 and we owe that all to our wonderful customers and business partners. We wish them, along with all of their friends and fami ... Read on »
Scientists Invent Chemical to Help People Feel Full by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Scientists have created a chemical that can be added to food to make people feel full and initial tests have shown it’s helped people to eat less and slow weight gain. The c ... Read on »
Boston University Publishes Alcohol Stats to Curb Student Binge Drinking by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In a bid to cut down on student binge drinking, Boston University’s online newspaper is publishing weekly statistics about how many students had been hospitalized for alcoho ... Read on »
Survey Shows Troubling Trend Among Connecticut Youth by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new survey funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Tobacco Products reveals that some youths who ha ... Read on »
E-Cigarettes Better Than Tobacco Products In Terms Of Toxicity and Addiction by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new study suggests that e-cigarettes trigger less addictions compared to conventional tobacco cigarettes. The products are also less toxic. Read on »
Substance Created by Bees Could be Answer to Fighting Baldness by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine While honey is the most widely known substance bees make, propolis, which bees make to line the interiors of their hives, might just overtake it. A new study conducted by re ... Read on »
New App Claims to be Able to Diagnose Ear Problems by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine San Francisco startup CellScope has created a case that slides over the iPhone and transforms it into an otoscope, the device doctors use to peer into patients’ ears. The ga ... Read on »
Thirdhand Smoke Produces Harmful Substances That Linger For Hours by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new study recently shed light on the dangers of thirdhand smoke, saying that its adverse effects are up to 60% as potent as regular tobacco smoke. Read on »
Study: Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Risk Of Diabetes and Obesity by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent study by researchers from University College London finds coffee drinking to be a good way to prevent diabetes and obesity. Read on »
CDC Issues Warning For Americans To Prepare For Flu Season by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently sent out a warning about the influenza virus, saying that everyone should get vaccinated. Read on »
Potential Presidential Candidate Rand Paul Hints Marijuana Use In His Youth by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Kentucky Senator Rand Paul was asked if he smoked marijuana when he was younger. His response did not directly answer the question, prompting speculation about his past. Read on »
Drug Testing Expert Dennis Kerns Talks About American Drug Culture by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine TestCountry sat down with drug testing expert Dennis Kerns, who served as president and board member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association. Read on »
Uruguay’s Marijuana Policy Dodges Bullet to Stay on Track by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A presidential run-off election in Uruguay on Sunday threatened to derail the country’s progressive marijuana policy. But, Frente Amplio candidate Tabaré Vázquez beat opposi ... Read on »
“Replacement” Addictions May be a Myth by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine People overcoming one addiction only to replace it with another one is a common stereotype about addiction, but new research suggests that that may be a myth. In fact, the r ... Read on »
CDC Releases List of Healthcare Facilities Equipped to Fight Ebola by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a list of healthcare centers that are able to fight ebola in the United States and plans on keeping the lis ... Read on »
Dec. 2 is National Mutt Day! by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine December 2 is National Mutt Day (again). National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, and is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2n ... Read on »
Rate of Cigarette Smoking in U.S. Reaches 48-Year Record Low by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The rate of adult cigarette smoking dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to only 17.8 percent in 2013. This is the lowest figure since the National Health Interview Survey (NHI ... Read on »
Medical Marijuana Law For Veterans Lobbied in Congress by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine House representatives are pushing the Veterans Equal Access bill to give medical professionals in the Veterans Affairs Department the opportunity to prescribe medical cannab ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving! by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Read on »
Study: Breast Size Linked To Mental Health In Teenage Girls by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Women who think too much about their breasts may seem superficial, but a recent study confirms that this concern may affect their mental condition. Read on »