Author Archives: Join Together Staff

Heavy Drinkers Found to Reduce Drinking with Anti-Epilepsy Drug

New research shows that an anti-epilepsy drug may help heavy drinkers reduce their alcohol consumption. …

Quitting Smoking Can Improve Mental Health, Study Finds

A new study from Washington University concludes that people can improve their mental health when they quit smoking. …

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, February 14- Thursday, February 20, 2014. …

Families Migrate West for Medical Marijuana

Colorado’s liberal marijuana laws and its market for a strain of marijuana called “Charlotte’s Web” has made it a destination for families whose children suffer with severe epilepsy. …

Public Health Leaders Strive for Cigarette-Free America

Health officials, led by acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak, are confidently looking toward a “tobacco-free generation.” …

New Hampshire Sees Alarming Rise in Drug-Addicted Infants

As heroin and prescription drug abuse rises in New Hampshire, doctors are seeing more babies born addicted to opioids, a condition known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, reports the New Hampshire Union Leader. …

Roadblocks Slow Rx Drug Drop Box Plans in Wisconsin

Members of The La Crosse County Heroin Task Force in Wisconsin have run into roadblocks while developing a plan to dispose of prescription medicines in drop boxes, reports the Associated Press. …

FDA Targets Teens with the “Real Cost” of Tobacco Use

One of the most compelling ways to prevent youth tobacco use may be through their teeth. …

Fight Over Health Risk Warnings for Generic Drugs

Generic drug makers are fighting proposed FDA regulation that would require them to warn patients of each drug’s health risks. …