Monthly Archives: March 2017

Synthetic Marijuana, From Spurious To Authentic: K2, Spice, Marinol, And Sativex In Review

Headlines tell a frightful story: Again and again, we read about synthetic marijuana causing users to experience side-effects that range from debilitating stupor and psychosis, to coma and death.  To be sure, this is no media hoax.  According to Newsweek’s … Continue reading

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The ’80s Era “Just-Say-No-To-Drugs” Philosophy and Evidence-Based Smoking Cessation Education: Two Divergent Approaches, Only One Success

The 1980s approach to drug addiction could easily be summed up in three epic  words: Just. Say. No.  Our then-First Lady, Mrs. Nancy Reagan, along with D.A.R.E. (Drug Addiction Resistance Education), took a hard line on drug addiction. The approach … Continue reading

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Pregnant Women’s Massage: Why Everything You Thought You Knew Is Wrong

Practically everyone in North America today knows who Oprah is.  And New Jersey’s own Dr. Oz.  “How exactly is this relevant?”, you’re surely wondering aloud by now. With the introduction of these familiar household names, we associate yoga, alternative medicine, … Continue reading

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Safe Touch, Unsafe Touch, and Confusion: Why Children May Be Receiving The Wrong Signals

Pediatric Massage Therapists must be  more aware of personal boundaries than  LMTs practicing on most other client populations.  Of course, working on babies, kids, and adolescents, is challenging.     Compound that with the real specter of child abuse, and you can … Continue reading

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