For both patients and their loved ones, Alzheimer’s Disease ranks among the most challenging conditions one can experience. This chronic neurodegenerative disorder leads to progressive symptoms including dementia, memory loss, emotional issues, and speech problems, among others. Few treatments exist and available therapies only address some symptoms, but not the progression of the disease itself.
For patients and their families, a cancer diagnosis ranks among the most serious and challenging health crises one can experience. Though many forms of cancer exist, all are characterized by an abnormal process of cell growth that can progress through the body, damaging healthy tissue. Treatment options vary depending on the type and severity of
As marijuana laws continue to undergo significant changes in the U.S. and beyond, the question of how youth could be affected remains a topic of frequent discussion. Critics have expressed concern that increased availability through dispensaries could result in marijuana products falling into the wrong hands, while supporters often point out that regulated facilities offer
In the 4 years since Illinois launched its medical cannabis program, a growing number of patients are participating and treating a range of conditions. Chicago Tribune reports that the program has grown considerably over the past year: According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, between 2014 — when it began approving applications for medical
As policymakers continue to grapple with the opioid crisis, some are setting their sights on state medical marijuana programs as a potential option for reducing opioid consumption. Measures to expand medical marijuana access for current opioid users are now taking shape in multiple states, signaling an evolving role for medical marijuana in the effort to