Feds’ marijuana crackdown bad medicine

Freedom Newspapers In the design of America’s founders, the states are supposed to be centers of democratic experiment. They’re not supposed to be uniform. For example, even though alcohol Prohibition ended in 1933, local laws restricting sales exist in 33 states. In Arkansas, more than half of 75 counties prohibit alcohol sales. This design is […]

Education digest: Texico student representing school

Texico student representing school Texico High School junior Fallon Scanlan has been nominated to represent her school at the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine June 27-July 6 in Boston. Scanlan was selected based on academic excellence, leadership potential and an interest in a medical career, according to a release from the foundation. She is […]

Business feature: Center helps small businesses

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo As the director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College, Sandra Taylor-Sawyer conducts seminars on topics helping business owners and those thinking about starting a business such as accounting, marketing and employees, rules By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When Dr. Jayashree Sinha decided she wanted to […]

Editorial: DEA should cease medical marijuana raids

During the presidential campaign President Obama was asked several times what his attitude would be toward federal Drug Enforcement Agency raids on medical marijuana patients and medicine providers. Many believe these raids are calculated to undermine the laws of the 13 states that allow patients with a physician’s recommendation to use marijuana medicinally. On every […]

Physical work can be great medicine

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist Physical work can be really good medicine. I’m convinced that “health surveys” need to add a few questions to the traditional ones about cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rate, etc. I’d suggest a few like these: • Do you know where the pull start rope on your lawn mower is? Have […]

Portales doctor back at work following arrest

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PNT Staff Photo Dr. Patricia Green’s practice, Sparrow Medical Clinic, is located at 1500 S. Ave. D. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A Portales doctor is back to practicing medicine following Thursday’s narcotics trafficking arrest in Belen. Patricia Green, 54, was working Tuesday at the Sparrow Family Medical Clinic at 1402 South Ave. O […]

Adequate medical program needed

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist I wish that I had something good to say about my experience with Tricare and military medicine, but today I don’t. While I am fully aware that there are plenty of excellent physicians and medical professionals who do a great job taking care of their patients, I feel disappointed and […]

May 18, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: Big Medicine Where: TLC When: 8 p.m. What it’s about: A man who once weighed 1000 lbs. tries to walk for the first time in 10 years after losing more than 600 lbs. by exercising in a swimming pool.

Christ wants to be reborn in the Bethlehems of our lives

By Curtis Shelburne: CNJ Religion Columnist “Sometimes,” a wise physician said, “the best thing you can do for your patient is nothing.” Of course, many times the best medicine IS medicine or surgery or aggressive treatment. But sometimes the best medicine is wrapped up in knowing when to do nothing. Wait a bit. Watch awhile. […]

FDA’s marijuana post puts politics over science

Freedom Newspapers Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, for reasons that are far from clear, chose to enter the debate over medical marijuana with a thoroughly unscientific — one might even say anti-scientific — blanket denial that marijuana has any medical value at all. Specifically, the grandiosely titled “Inter-Agency Advisory Regarding Claims That […]

Government meddling causes high drug costs

Freedom Newspapers Our southern border isn’t the only one where drugs come into this country illegally. Thousands of Americans buy prescription medications on the Internet and have them shipped from Canada. They spend less money and most likely get medicine identical to what’s available at the corner pharmacy. Everyone’s a winner. Not exactly. Reimporting medicine […]

10/6 Education Digest

Universities starting partnership program A partnership program between the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences aims to cultivate native New Mexican physicians, according to a press release from the UNM Health Sciences center. The program will accept 25 qualified, culturally diverse New Mexico high school seniors annually […]

Reporter’s notebook: Clovis junior visits Washington for medical forum

Clovis High School junior Britni Montague gained insight to a possible career in medicine recently during a 10-day forum in Washington, D.C. Taking part in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine, Montague was introduced to concepts in public health, medical ethics and general practice. “I listened to speakers and watched a triple bypass,” Montague […]

Anti-meth bill advances in Senate

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — Sales of cold medicines used to make methamphetamine would be restricted under a bill that cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday after lawmakers forged a compromise protecting state prerogatives. The legislation would require stores to sell Sudafed, Nyquil and other medicines containing pseudoephedrine only from behind the pharmacy counter. […]

Clinical trials are prescription for marijuana

Freedom Newspapers During U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments in Ashcroft v. Raich, the latest medical marijuana case, Justice Stephen Breyer said last month that instead of passing a patchwork of state laws, medical marijuana advocates would be better off petitioning the Food and Drug Administration to have marijuana, or cannabis, reclassified as a prescription drug. […]

Sports medicine classes offer hands-on training

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Clovis High School senior student trainer Amanda Thornton tapes the foot and ankle of Clovis senior Jeremiah Clark on Friday at the high school. Clark was getting his foot taped before practice. Photo by Eric Kluth By Dave Wagner For Clovis High School students interested in the health field, the sports medicine program can be […]

Physician recruitment effort showing results

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Dr. Arnel Anthony S. Bobadilla, a physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care, laughs with co-workers after writing progress notes on a chart Thursday on the medical floor at Plains Regional Medical Center. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jack King, CNJ Staff Writer Clovis hospital attracts seven new doctors during 15-month period. Plains Regional Medical […]

Engagements

George-Zieser Jacob and Margaret George of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shalomi George of Miami Beach, Fla., to Kent Zieser of Miami Beach, Fla., son of Howard and Martha Zieser of Manchester, Iowa. The couple will exchange vows at 2:30 p.m. (EST) on June 5, 2004, at St. Patrick’s Church […]

God — not medicine — is greatest healer of all

By Judy Brandon The miracles of modern medicine are astonishing. Medical procedures and the latest drugs now cure severe conditions and zap infections that were once fatal. Although now it just seems to be standard procedure, it is all quite different. My mother related to me the story about the time her sister cut herself […]