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For days she couldn’t stop getting sick. At first she doubted the probable cause.

Many people, he added, are reluctant to tell doctors they use the drug or that they are dependent on it. CHS remains “way underrecognized” by doctors, he said, and is a diagnosis of exclusion typically made after other conditions have been ruled out.

“CHS is a very frustrating and alienating condition to have,” Danovitch added. “It often takes people a long time to be diagnosed and there’s a lot of suffering along the way.”

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Vaping linked to COVID-19 risk in teens and young adults

Data collected in May shows that teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not vape, Stanford researchers found.

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LA firefighters injured in blaze and explosion at hash oil maker

An explosion and fire at a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles Saturday night has wounded 11 firefighters, the LA Fire Department said in a statement. AP describes the business as a "hash oil manufacturer."

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Marijuana Shouldn’t Be an Essential Business Amid a Respiratory Pandemic

From a public health standpoint, why is pot deemed an essential business during the COVID-19 pandemic?

After all, there is still much we don’t know about the new coronavirus. The virus causing COVID-19 attacks the lungs, which could present a serious threat to individuals who smoke marijuana. And we do know that marijuana smoke and vaping open the lungs up to increased respiratory infections.

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First Annual Prevention Academy (This event has been cancelled)

The Region 9 - Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center is pleased to announce our first annual Prevention Academy!  This Academy will provide prevention professionals with in-person, skill-based workforce development training by participating in one of two tracks.  Workshop topics were identified based on a regional needs assessment survey conducted by the Pacific Southwest PTTC in 2019.  

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