Tag Archives: marijuana

Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome: Cyclical Vomiting Behind the Cloud of Smoke

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome is a recently described clinical entity associated with marijuana use that is characterized by abdominal pain and vomiting. It is often under-recognized, resulting in unnecessary diagnostic measures and frustration to both patient and physician. This syndrome should be among the differential diagnoses for patients with cyclical vomiting, especially when associated with compulsive […]

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Chicken Nuggets, Marijuana, & Fiber Top List of AJM Social Media Traffic

The Autopsy of Chicken Nuggets Reads “Chicken Little” was by far the most popular article in recent months, according to Altmetric, a service that tracks social media attention garnered by research articles. (After dissecting a chicken nugget,  researchers determined “chicken” was not high on the ingredient list for nuggets.) This graphic showing AJM’s most popular articles […]

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AJM in the News Worldwide

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults— recently released by The American Journal of Medicine— sparked worldwide news last week. Time Magazine, MSNBC, CBS, Fox News, the Huffington Posts, and dozens of other news outlets covered this […]

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Marijuana Use & Insulin Control

Novel Study Reports Marijuana Users Have Better Blood Sugar Control Current marijuana users have 16% lower fasting insulin levels compared to non-users, according to an article published by The American Journal of Medicine. Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators. They found that current marijuana users had significantly lower […]

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