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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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Aussie Child Found With Lead Pellets In His Appendix! by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Lead is a very toxic heavy metal that is present in batteries, plastics and paint. When introduced into the body, it can cause seizures, mental disturbances, or even death. ... Read on »
Australian Scientists Developed Genetic Testing for Early Detection of Autism by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne, Australia, developed a revolutionary genetic test that can help predict a child’s risk of developing Autism Spectrum ... Read on »
Autism Risk Higher In Infants Born By Induced Labor by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Inducing pregnant women to deliver their babies may lead to a higher risk of autism, especially in male children, according to a recent study. Results of the research conduc ... Read on »
Ballot Initiative for Pot Legalization in California to Wait Until 2016 by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine California voters who were looking forward to stating their decision about whether to legalize marijuana will have to wait until 2016.  The coalition of investors and strate ... Read on »
Bariatric Surgery Voted as Top Medical Innovation for 2013 by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bariatic surgery has been chosen as the No.1 best medical device innovations for 2013 by a panel of Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists. Also known as weight loss sur ... Read on »
Beer Labels with Marijuana Reference Rise Against Federal Guidelines by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Marijuana-flavored beer, anyone? This seems to be the future of beer making, as manufacturers and brewers welcome the popularity of marijuana and incorporate it into their p ... Read on »
Betty Ford Center Dismisses Director of Spiritual Care in Wake of Merger by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The merger between the Betty Ford Center and the Hazelden Foundation has a few casualties. John P. McAndrew confirmed this week that he was dismissed from his position of Sp ... Read on »
Biggest Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Seattle Opens! by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A medical marijuana superstore opened in Seattle over the weekend. It is by far the largest marijuana dispensary to operate in the city following the passage of Washington s ... Read on »
Bill Clinton Pushes for Marijuana “Laboratories of Democracy” by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Former U.S. president Bill Clinton expressed his openness to study marijuana in the confines of state law, so that people are informed about the pot debacle. Read on »
Bill would unhandcuff drug czar over marijuana policy by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A bill introduced in Congress this week would allow the Office of National Drug Control Policy to study and lend support to the potential benefits of marijuana, something it ... Read on »
Blood Pressure Regulator Drugs Linked to Decreased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Amidst the various studies being conducted to address Alzheimer’s disease, new research has shown a link between decreased Alzheimer’s risk and blood pressure regulating med ... Read on »
Blood Test Accurately Predicts Alzheimer’s by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A newly developed blood test can predict with 90% accuracy if a healthy person will develop mild cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease within three years.  The study a ... Read on »
Blood Testing for Spotting Cancer Triggered by Asbestos Exposure by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Mesothelioma is the most serious health risk caused by asbestos exposure. It is often difficult to diagnose because symptoms mimic those of other ailments. But a new study w ... Read on »
Boston Marathon Bombings Likely to Cause Mental Health Issues and PTSD Among Victims and Witnesses by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Three days after the Boston Marathon explosions, health experts are concerned that people who witnessed them and/or got injured by them will experience mental health issues, ... Read on »
Boston Tops List of the “Drunkest” Cities in the U.S. by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Boston ranked No. 1 in the list of America’s Drunkest Cities compiled by The Daily Beast on January 4. The news reporting and opinion website first analyzed data from Experi ... Read on »
BPA Exposure Linked to Obesity in Kids by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Huffington Post reported that kids and teenagers exposed to higher levels of bisphenol A (BPA) are more likely to be obese. A team of researchers from the New York Unive ... Read on »
BPA Exposure May Worsen Fertility Problem in Women by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If you think bisphenol A (BPA) is only bad for children, think again, because a new study says that the chemical may also reduce fertility among women who already have ferti ... Read on »
BPA Possibly Linked to Prostate Cancer by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, has been under fire in recent years, as it’s been linked to numerous health concerns, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes ... Read on »
Brad Pitt Calls America’s War on Drugs a ‘Charade’ by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Hollywood actor and film producer Brad Pitt called the US government’s War on Drugs policy a ‘charade,’ saying it is in urgent need of a rethink, according to a Reuters repo ... Read on »
Bradley Cooper Admits Drug and Alcohol Addiction in His Twenties by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Everyone has a few dark little secrets, and actor Bradley Cooper was not an exemption when he reveals that he once struggled with drugs and alcohol abuse . Though he ... Read on »