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#marijuana #depression #exercise #medicalfraud

#Doctor, could you comment on these topics to the #media today?

>> Toddlers and accidental pot

>> A healthy habit helps depressed teens

>> Unreal doctor

The Med & Mic™ 01.04.23

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More Kids Accidently Ingest Edibles

As marijuana became legal in more places in the U.S. over the last five years, more young children accidentally ate pot products, such as candies, chocolate, and cookies. According to a study in the journal Pediatrics, between 2017 and 2021, more than 7,000 confirmed cases of children younger than six ingesting marijuana edibles were called in to poison control centers, with an increase from 200 per year to 3,000 per year. More than half were toddlers. One in four children were hospitalized, and 600 were admitted to critical care. Drowsiness, breathing problems, fast heart rate, and vomiting were the most common symptoms. (Source: AP, J. Aleccia, 1.3.23)

Physical Activity Helps Teens with Depression Symptoms

In a review of clinical trials, researchers have found that physical activity can help alleviate depressive symptoms in teens. Teens 13 and older with pre-existing mental illness and those with depression had the biggest benefit from regular exercise. Also, unsupervised exercise three times a week had the largest effect. Level of intensity did not matter. The study was published in JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: MedPage Today, K. Monaco, 1.3.23)

Fake Teen Doctor

A 25-year-old man who as a teenager impersonated a doctor to defraud a patient has pleaded guilty in Palm Beach County, Florida to grand theft and organized scheme to defraud. He received a sentence of over two years and four months. Malachi Love-Robinson was arrested in 2016 at age 18 for opening The New Birth New Life Medical Center, calling himself “Dr. Love.” He stole $30,000 from a patient in her 80s and $20,000 from a doctor. He was arrested when he examined and prescribed treatment to an undercover police officer posing as a patient. (Source: AP, 1.3.23)

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