Understanding California's Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program (MMICP)

If you live in California and your doctor has suggested you try medical marijuana to treat your medical condition, then you should consider enrolling in the state's MMIC program. If you are unfamiliar with the MMIC program, the below information will help you understand its purpose and how it is related to purchasing medical marijuana from a local dispensary. California's MMIC Program To make law enforcement's job easier and growing, purchasing, and transporting medical marijuana safer for patients and caregivers in the state of California, the MMIC program was created. [Read More]

When Your Medication Isn't Enough: 3 Reasons For Poorly-Controlled Hypertension

Most people are prescribed medication for hypertension because having high blood pressure for any length of time can lead to irreparable damage. In some cases, you might take your medication as prescribed, but your blood pressure might still be high. There are a few changes that might help bring your blood pressure back to a normal level. You Need Your Medication Changed If this is your first time taking a blood pressure medication, it is normal to need your medication changed until you find the right type of medication and dosage that works while keeping any side effects to a minimum. [Read More]

Have You Always Been The Leader Of Your Pack? 3 Tips To Prepare For A Colonoscopy In Your 20S

In life, you've always been one step ahead of everyone else. Whether you managed to finish high school a year early or you were the first one to get your driver's license, you take pride in being the first to do most things. Now, however, you're facing your first big health challenge, and you don't know anyone else in your social group that can relate. While colonoscopies are often used to screen for colon cancer in adults over the age of 50, you may need one sooner if you experience unusual symptoms such as bleeding with bowel movements that warrant further investigation. [Read More]

4 Tips For Reducing Foot Pain

Being able to remain mobile is sure to be one of the things you will want to do. However, if you're living with foot pain, this can be a real challenge. The first thing you should do is work to find effective ways of alleviating your discomfort. Being aware of specific tips to help you achieve this goal will be helpful to you. Tip #1: Get physical therapy One of the top things you can do that will get you through this time and allow your foot to heal properly is getting physical therapy. [Read More]