Anxiety in the Time of Coronavirus

Anxiety is one of the most common medical conditions in healthcare.  It is often underdiagnosed; a patient may see as many as 10 doctors before the definitive diagnosis is made (1).  It is estimated by the National institute of Mental Health that approximately 18% of the population (about 40 million people) has anxiety. In addition,…

Chronic Pain and Cannabis

Modern medicine is great at treating acute pain — the type that results from some sort of injury and lasts around three to six months.  Some of the causes of acute pain are soft tissue injuries, surgeries, broken bones, and childbirth.  Acute pain is generally  managed with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) or opioids.  Once the…