If you use pot, you may need more sedation than normal during a gastric endoscopy, according to a new study. “Patients didn’t have increased awareness or discomfort during procedures, but they did require more drugs,” lead author Dr. Yasmin Nasser said in a news release from the American Gastroenterological Association. Nasser is an assistant professor…  read on >  read on >

Cancer patients continue to face more risk from COVID-19, even if they’ve been vaccinated. Although vaccination is effective for most people who have cancer (even though they’re immunocompromised by the disease and their cancer treatments), its effectiveness wanes more rapidly in this group, by three to six months compared to the general population, new research…  read on >  read on >

TUESDAY, May 24, 2022 (American Heart Association News) — Lisa Abbott scrolled through the online auction offerings of the American Alpine Club’s fundraiser. As a rock climber, ice climber, scuba diver and marathon runner, she enjoyed daydreaming about the various trips up for grabs. One offering stood out: a guided two-week trek through the Khumbu…  read on >  read on >