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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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Breakthrough Operation Allows Women Without Womb To Conceive by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A Swedish woman diagnosed with absolute uterine factor infertility was able to conceive a child after a successful womb transplantation. Read on »
First U.S. Ebola Case Receives FDA-Authorized Experimental Drug by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Duncan is currently receiving oral treatment using brincidofovir, an antiviral drug developed by Chimerix Inc., a pharmaceutical company based in Durham, North Carolina. Read on »
Anti-Parasite Medicine May Help Diabetics by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In the fight against type 2 diabetes, it may be a parasite-fighting medication that helps diabetics the most.  New research led by Victor Shengkan Jin from Rutgers Universit ... Read on »
First U.S. Ebola Patient Struggling For Life, Says CDC by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine CDC Director Tom Frieden said that Thomas Eric Duncan, the first case of Ebola virus in the U.S., is still fighting to live. Read on »
Breast Cancer Awareness Month This October by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The campaign strikes at not only acquiring knowledge about breast cancer, but also making sure that people take necessary steps for breast cancer prevention. Read on »
Colorado Opens Marijuana Market To More Private Dispensaries by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine With the cessation of the grandfathering period by the state of Colorado on October 1, recreational marijuana prices may go down to as low as $1,000 per pound. Read on »
First U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed by CDC by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The patient flew in from Liberia, one of the countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola outbreak, and landed in Dallas, Texas. Monitoring is in progress. Read on »
October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Just in case you need another reason to adopt an adorable little pal, October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. As part of the initiative, some shelters are lowering adoption fe ... Read on »
October is Depression Awareness Month by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine We at TestCountry have covered much about depression and how it has gripped the U.S. and the rest of world. Let October be a time for you to learn more about this medical co ... Read on »
New Jersey Preschooler Death Due To Enterovirus? CDC Investigates Further by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The four-year-old victim did not die of influenza, based on tests conducted by the state's health department. Still, a specimen is going to be studied by the CDC. Read on »
Top Cigarette Companies Issue Health Warnings on E-Cigarette Products by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Several cigarette companies are now issuing strong warnings about the adverse health effects of e-cigarettes, including Marlboro manufacturer Altria. Read on »
Skin-Like Device: Breakthrough For Heart Monitor Technology by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Proponents from Northwestern University have created a breakthrough technology that monitors heart and skin health signs using a wearable device that feels like human skin. ... Read on »
Survey Says Women Who Undergo Preventive Mastectomy Satisfied With Decision by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An overwhelming majority women were satisfied with their decision to have their healthy breast removed as a preventive measure against breast cancer. Read on »
Study: E-Cigarettes Don’t Help Smoking Habits of Cancer Patients by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A study revealed that there's no significant difference between e-cigarette users and those who don't use the electronic variant in terms of quitting smoking. Read on »
Ebola Outbreak Projected to Reach 6,800 New Cases Before September Ends by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The rising trend in Ebola virus cases could harvest an average of 4,400 new cases, but could shoot up to 6,800, based on World Health Organization data. Read on »
Highlights and insights from the 2014 National Safety Council Conference and Expo by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine [View the story "Highlights and insights from the 2014 National Safety Council Congress and Expo" on Storify] Read on »
Flu Shots Not 100 Percent Effective Against Influenza Virus by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The flu vaccine has become the first line of defense against the flu virus, but CDC said that the doses carried only 61 percent effectiveness. Read on »
New Type 1 Diabetes Drug: Rejected by US, Approved by EU by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tresiba, a drug designed by Novo Nordisk to treat Type 1 diabetes, was approved by EU in 2013, and is currently in developmental trials. Read on »
September is National Recovery Month by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The National Recovery Month aims to highlight the importance of support and understanding for people who are recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Read on »
Robin Thicke High On Drugs and Alcohol During ‘Blurred Lines’ Creation by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine During the writing process for the 2013 summer hit "Blurred Lines", singer Robin Thicke admitted through a court deposition that he was "high on Vicodin and alcohol". Read on »