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August 20th was designated the National Day of Solidarity to Prevent Physician and Medical Student Suicide. There were gatherings at ten cities in the U.S., including at Dupont Circle here in Washington, DC. The announcement for the event arrived with a shocking statistic: each year about 400 physicians and medical students die by suicide –…

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Since marijuana has been legalized in some states for recreational and/or medicinal use, it may be regarded as a safe substance that has been proven to have therapeutic benefits. After very high rates of usage in the ‘70s, rates had declined. Over the past 10 years, however, rates have increased again. This is concerning because…

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