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Doctors used to literally ‘blow smoke up your ass’ with 18th Century medical treatment

__________ Bethania Palma Markus, Rawstory The colloquial expression about “blowing smoke’ up a person’s ass generally means they are being dishonestly flattered. But “Today I Found Out” went back in history to see where the phrase originated. While it’s unclear whether there is a direct link with the phrase, doctors did actually used to blow […]

Veterans advocate says let doctors decide on medical marijuana

Veterans advocate says let doctors decide on medical marijuana

__________ 30 April, 2015, Catherine Cullen, CBC News Veterans advocate says let doctors decide on medical marijuana Veterans Affairs and Canadian military differ over the use of prescription pot As the federal government tries to come up with a pot policy for military veterans, one medical marijuana user has some advice: don’t limit how much prescription […]

Iran Sends Medical Team to Iraq to Examine Victims of ISIL’s Chemical Attacks

Iran Sends Medical Team to Iraq to Examine Victims of ISIL’s Chemical Attacks

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran dispatched a medical team of chemical wounds experts to Iraq’s Kirkuk province following the ISIL’s poisonous attack on citizens of the city of Taza. On Saturday, the ISIL terrorist group launched another chemical attack on Iraqi citizens Southwest of Kirkuk province, the third such attack in the last one week. The Iranian […]

Utah Man Dies in Prison for Unpaid Medical Debt

Utah Man Dies in Prison for Unpaid Medical Debt

A 45-year-old Utah man, Rex Iverson, died in prison on January 23, 2016, after being incarcerated on a $350 bench warrant for failing to pay a court-ordered civil judgment. In 2013, the Tremonton Justice Court had issued a $2,377 judgment against Iverson for a Christmas Eve 2013 ambulance bill. Iverson died in a Box Elder County […]

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