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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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Workplace Drug Testing Rules Create Confusion in Marijuana-Friendly States by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Employers are scratching their heads as to how marijuana legislation fits into their company rules and regulations on workplace drug testing. Read on »
Mothers Who Just Gave Birth May Prevent Smoking Relapse By Breastfeeding by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent study found out that women who engaged in breastfeeding for 90 days or more smoked less frequently than those who did not breastfeed their children. Read on »
Teen E-Cigarette Use Increased Three Times In 2014 by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent report showed that the use of e-cigarettes by high school students increased from 4.5 percent in 2013 to 13.4 percent in 2014. Read on »
Study: Emergency Department Important In Decreasing Prescription Drug Overdose Cases by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Results of the survey showed that 73 percent were able to receive nasal naloxone rescue kits from EDs or other sources to counter the overdose. Read on »
Marijuana Still A Dangerous Drug, Says Federal Judge by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller refused the removal of marijuana in the category of Schedule 1 drugs. Read on »
Type 1 Diabetes Children Have High Risk Of Hospital Admissions by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent study showed that kids with Type 1 Diabetes were up to five times more likely to be sent to the hospital compared to the general population. Read on »
What does 4/20 mean and where did it come from? by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine You may have heard people talking about “four-twenty” (4/20) lately. It usually comes up at this time of year. But, if you’re not familiar with the term, you may be asking y ... Read on »
New Broccoli Variant Helps Lower Bad Cholesterol by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Beneforté broccoli, a variant of the green vegetable, contains up to three times more glucoraphanin, which helps maintain proper metabolism of sugars and fats. Read on »
Health Care For Smoking Burns Up Bulk of Government Spending by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Health care costs take up the largest portion of government spending, with about $165 billion for treatment of diseases caused by smoking. Read on »
Designer Drug Flakka Latest Scourge to Hit Cities by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A designer drug known as Flakka that has been around for a few years is gaining prominence, particularly in Florida, although it has also been seen in Texas and Ohio recentl ... Read on »
Investigators Try to Track Down Source of Deadly Synthetic Marijuana by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Investigators in Jackson, Mississippi are trying to track down the origins of a deadly batch of synthetic marijuana or “spice” that sent more than 30 people to the hospital ... Read on »
New Report Says Drug Testing Market to be Worth $6.3 Billion by 2019 by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The drug testing industry is set to be worth an estimated $6.3 billion by 2019, up from $4 billion in 2014, growing at a CAGR of 9.5% from 2014 to 2019, according to a recen ... Read on »
Tennessee Medical Marijuana Bill Arrives In State House by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Tennessee is gearing up to discuss a newly proposed bill to legalize medical marijuana in the state. Republican Sen. Steven Dickerson sponsored the bill. Read on »
B.B. King Sent To Hospital, Dehydrated Due To Diabetes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine B.B. King, the 89-year-old blues legend, was rushed to the hospital after experiencing dehydration, which was traced to his long bout with Type 2 Diabetes. Read on »
FDA Shifts Focus On Manufacturers To Combat Prescription Drug Abuse by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed a new set of guidelines aimed at helping drug manufacturers formulate abuse-deterrent medication. Read on »
Happy Easter! by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Happy Easter, everyone!   [Photo courtesy of JD Hancock on Flickr]   Read on »
CDC Warns of Drug Resistant Bug by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a warning about a particularly nasty stomach bug that has made its way to the United States and has caused more tha ... Read on »
Using Small Plates To Eat Less Doesn’t Work In Overweight Teenage Girls by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The study revealed that teenage girls who were overweight or obese revealed might not be able to use the technique of using smaller plates to control food intake. Read on »
Study: Active Lifestyle During Midlife Lowers Risk of Cancer Death in Men by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent study discovered that males who engage in fitness activities during midlife may find themselves with less risk of dying from cancer beyond age 65. Read on »
Nicotine Spray Passed Around 20 U.K. Students, Caused Vomiting by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The prescription nicotine spray was passed around students ofWolstanton High School, causing 20 of them to experience nausea, vomiting, and headache. Read on »