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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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CDC Releases List of Healthcare Facilities Equipped to Fight Ebola by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a list of healthcare centers that are able to fight ebola in the United States and plans on keeping the lis ... Read on »
Dec. 2 is National Mutt Day! by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine December 2 is National Mutt Day (again). National Mutt Day was created in 2005 by animal welfare advocate, Colleen Paige, and is celebrated on both July 31st and December 2n ... Read on »
Rate of Cigarette Smoking in U.S. Reaches 48-Year Record Low by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The rate of adult cigarette smoking dropped from 20.9 percent in 2005 to only 17.8 percent in 2013. This is the lowest figure since the National Health Interview Survey (NHI ... Read on »
Medical Marijuana Law For Veterans Lobbied in Congress by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine House representatives are pushing the Veterans Equal Access bill to give medical professionals in the Veterans Affairs Department the opportunity to prescribe medical cannab ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving! by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Read on »
Study: Breast Size Linked To Mental Health In Teenage Girls by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Women who think too much about their breasts may seem superficial, but a recent study confirms that this concern may affect their mental condition. Read on »
AI Proposed to Help Cut Down on Opiate Drug Addiction by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A clinical trial to test whether monitoring from artificial intelligence can help reduce opiate dependency is about to get underway.  Getting over addiction to opiates often ... Read on »
Ontario Moves to Treat E-Cigarettes the Same as Traditional Cigarettes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Canadian province of Ontario is making moves that would essentially make e-cigarettes the same as traditional tobacco cigarettes. The province wants to: regulate the sal ... Read on »
Eating More Hummus Can Help Cut Down on Smoking by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Eating hummus, the spread and dip made from chick peas, can help cut down on smoking … just not how you think. Since tobacco farming is becoming less and less lucrative than ... Read on »
New Survey Finds Stimulant Abuse “Normal” for College Kids by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new survey entitled Under Pressure: College Students and the Abuse of Rx Stimulants and released by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids confirms that the abuse of prescript ... Read on »
Mental Health Care Essential In Pregnancy and Parenting by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine It might not seem as important as physical health, but the mental condition of the mother is important during pregnancy according to a series of studies. Read on »
Prescribed Medication Not Taken By Patients, Intervention Necessary by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine According to a study by researchers at Canada's McMaster University, patients do not take the medications prescribed to them based on the intended dosage. Read on »
November 20 is Great American Smokeout Day by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The third Thursday of November is celebrated as the Great American Smokeout Day, a campaign by the American Cancer Society to urge smokers to quit smoking. Read on »
Laser Imaging Technology: Key To Better Asthma Inhalers by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine With the use of Raman spectroscopy, researchers were able to observe the salbutamol particles as it is expelled by the asthma inhaler to the air. Read on »
Health Benefits of Moderate Alcohol Intake Require Specific Genotype by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine In order for the benefits of moderate alcohol intake to take effect, the person needs to possess a specific genotype of the cholesteryl ester transfer protein. Read on »
Smartphone App Developed For Alcohol and Marijuana Home Deliveries by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Medical marijuana delivery app: Nestdrop is a smartphone app that sells alcohol and medical marijuana and delivers it to a California address. Read on »
World Diabetes Day on November 14: Interesting Facts by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine As we celebrate World Diabetes Day today, here are some interesting facts about the awareness campaign. Read on »
Dennis Kerns Joins the Current Consulting Group by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Dennis Kerns has joined the Current Consulting Group, as a senior consultant. Kerns has been around the drug testing industry a long time, having started and managed drug te ... Read on »
Massachusetts Town Could be First to Ban All Tobacco Sales by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Massachusetts town Westminster is contemplating banning the sale of all tobacco products.  A draft of the proposed ban has been posted on the town’s website and would prohib ... Read on »
Clinical Trial: Blood Pressure Medication May Cure Diabetes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Scientists from the University of Alabama at Birmingham are investigating the potential of blood pressure drug verapamil as a diabetes cure. Read on »