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Pot-smoking Students Do Better Than Cigarette-Smoking Students

Students who smoke marijuana – and refrain from smoking tobacco –achieve higher levels of academic success than their “marginalized” cigarette-smoking peers. A new study published in the Journal of School Health finds that pot-smoking teens outperform students […]

04/14/2014

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April Is Autism Awareness Month

Autism is a subject near and dear to our hearts here at Jack. We’ve teamed with the Puget Sound Chapter of AutismSpeaks to get the word out about early diagnosis and the plethora of resources […]

03/31/2014

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The Affordable Care Act – Sign Up Deadline Is March 31

The ACA enrollment deadline is March 31st and you’re not alone if you’re still trying to make sense of it all. The fact is, without a health plan, you will pay the price in more […]

03/14/2014

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Researchers Develop Blood Test For Risk Of Alzheimer’s

Researchers from Georgetown University say they have developed a blood test that can predict if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s disease or mild dementia. The study claims that the blood test “can predict with […]

03/10/2014

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Researchers Link Heading In Soccer to Degenerative Brain Disease

Researchers have linked soccer and brain disease. They say a move that many kids do on the field could contribute to lasting injuries. CTE is a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the […]

03/10/2014