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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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Google Aims to Make Finger Pricking for Diabetics a Thing of the Past by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Google has gone medical with its tech innovations by working on development of a contact lens that will use special sensors to monitor diabetes blood sugar levels.  The lens ... Read on »
Study: Students With PTSD Drink More Alcohol by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A New York campus recently released a study that links post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to higher likelihood of heavy drinking. The University at Buffalo, the largest c ... Read on »
Children Thrust In Front Of Medical Marijuana Debate by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The long-standing issue on medical marijuana legislation continues to heat up social media, blog comments and face-to-face discussions. Families who support the controversia ... Read on »
Pregnant Smokers Have Higher Risk of Cleft Lip and Palate in Babies by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The condition of cleft palate involves a baby’s underdevelopment, specifically in forming the roof of the mouth, resulting to a gap or opening. Similarly, a cleft lip condit ... Read on »
More Needs to be Done to Combat Smoking: Surgeon General’s Report by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If smoking persists at the current rate among young adults in the US,  5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 years of age are projected to die prematurely from a ... Read on »
Middle Age Drinking Leads To Faster Mental Degradation In Men by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Before you gulp your next shot of liquor, you better read this bit of news about a study on mental issues due to drinking. A study conducted by a team of researchers from th ... Read on »
Addicted Expectant Mothers on the Rise in Kentucky and Ohio by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Babies born addicted to heroin and other drugs are on the rise in Northern Kentucky and Southwestern Ohio.  According to the NKY Heroin Impact and Response team, which has b ... Read on »
Colorado Introduces New Campaign to Combat Teen Prescription Drug Abuse by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Fresh on the heels of its move to make now-legal marijuana more readily available to adults, Colorado has introduced a campaign meant to help fight teen prescription drug ab ... Read on »
Effects of Just One Sleepless Night Similar to Head Injury by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine While people take great care to protect their heads with helmets during sports or other physical activities, brain damage may occur when they’re doing the exact opposite of ... Read on »
Study: Cancer Drug May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Who knew that a drug designed to limit the growth of cancer cells could one day become a cure for diabetes? This remarkable discovery seems to be taking shape, based on a ne ... Read on »
New Evidence Says Coffee May Boost Brain’s Memory by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A cup of joe could boost the brain’s ability to store long-term memory, researchers in the US say.  They found that people who had a shot of caffeine after looking at a seri ... Read on »
Most Problem Drinkers Aren’t Actually Alcoholics, Study Finds by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine When people hear the term “problem drinker,” they probably also think of the term “alcoholic.” However, out of the 38 million US adults who drink too much, most of them are ... Read on »
FTC Drops the Hammer on False Advertising of Weight Loss Product by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has reached a $26.5 million settlement with the makers of “Sensa,” a product that could allegedly help you lose weight if you just sprinkl ... Read on »
New Poll Shows Majority of Americans Support Legalized Marijuana by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In news that should surprise no one, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans now support legalizing marijuana. The poll, from CNN and ORC International, found that 55% ... Read on »
Kentucky Uses Money from Settlements with Drug Companies to Combat Substance Abuse by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Kentucky’s substance abuse recovery efforts will get an influx of funding thanks to a settlement from misconduct by two drug companies. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Firs ... Read on »
Report claims antidepressants being vastly overprescribed in the UK by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Antidepressants are being prescribed to people who shouldn’t be taking them, a new UK report claims. Patients are being wrongly diagnosed with depression and given antidepre ... Read on »
Smokers Who Use a Counsellor to Quit are Three Times as Successful by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Smokers who engage the services of a specially trained counsellor are three times more likely to quit than smokers who try to quit without any help, researchers have found.  ... Read on »
Locals and Tourists Alike Flock to Colorado to Make Historic Marijuana Purchases by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine People lining up to purchase marijuana from stores for recreational use in Colorado was all over the news Jan. 1. Lines stretched for blocks outside of marijuana dispensarie ... Read on »
New Anti-Smoking Ad Reveals Possible Brain Damage by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine If the current campaigns against smoking do not push you to quit the vice, then this latest revelation might make you think twice. A set of new TV advertisements was launche ... Read on »
Find all the 2013 “Prevent Underage Drinking Webinar Series” Segments in One Place by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Prevention of Underage Drinking (ICCPUD) hosted a series of webinars throughout 2013 and have made them available all in one co ... Read on »