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Aging Services Inc. is offering classes on learning how to live healthy with diabetes. The classes are held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday from Aug. 18 to Sept. 22 at Aging Services Inc., Indiana. The interactive class is for those 60 and older and can help you learn to better manage your diabetes by giving support and helpful tools in order to live a healthier life. Register with Heidi Farmery at (724) 349-4500, ext. 103, or Vicki Burgess at ext. 112. • The second […]

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Analysis of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy in Medicine: A Narrative Review

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The use of psychedelic compounds in the treatment of illness may appear unconventional at first glance; however, this application is not a new phenomenon. Many cultures have been using psychoactive plants for thousands of years to treat and diagnose medical ailments [1]. Evidence of the use of mescaline, a serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine 2A (5HT-2A) receptor agonist similar to psilocybin, has been recovered by archeologists in Texas and radiocarbon dated to 5700 years ago [2]. The ability of psychoactive plants to produce both spiritual and medicinal effects has placed […]

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Efforts to prevent smoking, obesity could delay the need for angioplasty and stenting

Smokers needed their blocked arteries fixed nearly a decade earlier than non-smokers, and patients with obesity underwent these procedures four years earlier than non-obese patients, according to a new statewide study. The research included patients without a history of heart attack who were treated at hospitals across Michigan participating in BMC2, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Cardiovascular Consortium. The patients had undergone angioplasty and/or stenting to widen or unblock their coronary arteries and restore blood flow. Almost all of them had at least one traditional […]

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