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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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Study Confirms E-Cigarette Components Toxic To Lungs by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine E-cigarettes produce aerosols and flavor components that contain free radicals, which may destroy lung cells and cause tissue inflammation. Read on »
Type 1 Diabetes Female Patients At Double The Risk of Heart Disease Than Men by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new study from The University of Australia revealed that female Type 1 Diabetes patients were twice more likely to die of heart ailments than men. Read on »
Obama Sets $100 Million in 2016 Budget To Address Prescription Drug Abuse by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine President Barack Obama's budget for 2016 includes more than $100 million to be invested in programs of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read on »
Second-Hand Smoke Gets Electronic Upgrade by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Call it second-hand smoke 2.0. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that exposing mice to e-cigarette vapor results in a compromised immu ... Read on »
Newark, Delaware Opens Group Home for Pregnant Offenders by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A group home in Newark, Delaware houses pregnant, drug addicted offenders so they can give birth while in custody and bond with their babies after they are born. New Expecta ... Read on »
Top Doc in the US Says Marijuana May Have Medical Uses by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently said “marijuana can be helpful” for some medical conditions and symptoms. “We have to see what the science tells us about the effica ... Read on »
Study: Nonsmoking Diabetes Patients Have Lower Risk of Lung Cancer, Thanks to Metformin by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetic nonsmokers who regularly took the diabetes drug metformin had lower likelihood of developing lung cancer, according to a new research. Read on »
Food Products With Added Sugars Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent study suggests that processed foods containing added sugars -- fructose in particular -- has become a major factor in the heightened risk of diabetes. Read on »
Middle-Aged Drinkers At Higher Risk of Stroke Than Diabetes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Results showed that those who drunk alcohol heavily were 34 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than those who drank light, with the risk increased by age. Read on »
WHO Declares Ebola Epidemic Dead, But Scientists Investigate Possible Virus Mutation by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The World Health Organization (WHO) may have declared the worldwide Ebola virus epidemic good as dead, but many scientists think that the virus could mutate. Read on »
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Pushes For Drug Testing Of FoodShare Recipients by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Walker proposed a budget bill to require BadgerCare Plus recipients to undergo drug testing. Those who test positive for drugs will be sent to free treatment. Read on »
Melissa Rivers Sues Doctors For Medical Malpractice That Led To Joan Rivers Death by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Melissa Rivers filed the lawsuit against Yorkville Endoscopy for medical malpractice that led to the death of TV host Joan Rivers in September 2014. Read on »
Important Drug & Addiction Related Conferences and National Health Observances. by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine This year will see dozens of health related conferences and workshops throughout North America. Find all of the major health observances here in North America, plus internat ... Read on »
Breast Cancer Dilemma: Patients Oblivious About Their Health Condition by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As high as 80% of breast cancer patients are not aware about the details of their cancer status. This was determined through a survey by a panel of researchers. Read on »
Breakthrough Invention: Fibers That Inject Drugs Directly To The Brain by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new technology developed by MIT scientists involves polymer fibers the width of a hair strand to deliver electrical impulses and drugs to the human brain. Read on »
Colorado Revisits Medical Marijuana Law Five Years After Approval by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Colorado lawmakers need to renew its medical marijuana bill before January 23. Otherwise, the state will no longer be allowed to use medical marijuana. Read on »
Pizza: New Threat To Kids Health? by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new study revealed that kids took more calories, sodium and saturated fat on days when they ate pizza, in contrast to when they didn't eat a slice or two. Read on »
New Surgically Implanted Weight Management Device Approved By FDA by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new obesity device called the Maestro Rechargeable System was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to address the issue of weight management. Read on »
Study Investigates Risk Factors For Death of Pregnant Women by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Pregnant women are at higher risk of maternal deaths due to six factors identified by a recent study. Read on »
Majority of U.S. Fatal Car Crashes Caused By Marijuana Or Alcohol by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A study revealed that 50.3% of car crashes that result in death of young adults and teenagers were due to driving under the influence of marijuana or alcohol. Read on »