Marijuana Mouth Spray may relieve Cancer Pain

The active ingredients in Sativex, known as cannabinoids, are derived from the cannabis plant. It is the first marijuana-based drug to be made by extracting the compounds from the plant, rather than synthesizing them. Because the drug is delivered through ingestion, rather than smoking, it would take much longer to have an effect — at least an hour, compared with …

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Does Dental Education Differ in Different Canadian Provinces?

Dear Eva Grayzel, Carly went to see her dentist last September when she noticed a small lump on her tongue.  Her dentist gave her an ointment and said ‘come back in 2 weeks.’  After two weeks it didn’t go away so the dentist said ‘try it for another week’.  After the 3rd week…..it didn’t resolve so she was referred to …

Words of Encouragement to a Cousin Diagnosed with Cancer

My mother’s first cousin was diagnosed with brain cancer a few weeks ago.  After hearing of her diagnosis, I immediately wrote her some words of encouragement. Hello my dear Cousin, Mom told me the news about your late stage diagnosis. Having been in the same boat you are now, and beating the odds, here are a few things I learned: …

A Grateful Hygienist and Grateful Survivor

This note from Elaine Katzman made my day. It makes all the work I do for Six-Step worthwhile! It’s a great thing when someone takes the time to let you know your work makes a difference. “Six-Step Screening is truly working in our office at Prosthodontic Associates, Summit NJ. Every hygienist now screens all patients. I recently detected an enlarged …

Recognizing Blessings

It’s a skill! It’s human nature to lament our losses, and a true skill to recognize our gifts. Even while going through adversity, there is a balance of gifts, they are just hard to notice while in the throws of difficult times. Like what? Friends coming out of the woodwork, family reaching out and showing love and support, learning, growing, …