Intractable: The Key Word In Minnesota's Medical Pot Expansion One word carries a lot of weight in Minnesota health officials' decision to expand its medical marijuana to pain patients: intractable.
Minnesota To Allow Patients To Treat 'Intractable Pain' With Medical PotThe Minnesota Department of Health announced its plans Wednesday to expand the state's medical marijuana program. MDH had a Jan. 1 deadline to decide if severe, chronic pain should join the list of qualifying conditions.
Officials To Announce Decision On Medical Pot For PainThe Minnesota Health Department is set to announce whether it will expand the legal use of medical marijuana to cover people with intractable pain.
Good Question ‘Reply All’: Baseballs, Mirages & ‘Ouch’Avery from Zumbrota wants to know: How many baseballs do they go through during a game? Some of the baseballs end up in the hands of fans. Some are re-used the next day for batting practice. But during the course of a Twins game, about 10 dozen, or about 120 baseballs, are used.
Painless Treatment For Children: That’s This Doctor’s MissionMost children get anxious if they have to go the hospital, or even the doctor's office for a shot. Pain is scary for kids. So in this age of modern medicine, why isn't a bigger effort made to alleviate pain in children? Answering that question led to a cutting-edge program at Children's Hospitals and Clinics. There, a doctor who came all the way from Germany is taking away the pain of kids in the Twin Cities.
Using Exercise To Relieve Chronic Aches, PainsChronic aches and pains can keep you from going to the gym or doing any kind of exercise, but the irony of that is that exercise is probably exactly what you need to alleviate the pain you're having -- whether it's in your joints or your back.
Acupuncture That Won’t Gouge Your WalletAcupuncture can be a great stress and pain reliever. But there's a prickly side to it that you feel in your pocketbook. Acupuncturist Kerri Casey of Minnesota Community Acupuncture saw that as a problem. "If you have to come two or three times a week, who can afford $65 dollars three times a week? It's a very limited group of people and I knew I couldn't afford it,” Casey said. “And I said if I can't afford acupuncture, how are other people gonna afford that?"
Local Woman With Brain Injury Turns To Concussion DoctorToni Scribner is at her best first thing in the morning. It’s when she walks around the neighborhood, makes her own breakfast or even gets dressed –- all things she couldn't do three months ago.
Good Question: How Do Pills Know Where To Target?Americans spend more than $250 billion a year on over-the-counter and prescription medications. When we have an ache or pain, we often take an aspirin or ibuprofen pill. But how do medications know where to target?