The Doctors: Lobby For Heroin Overdose Antidote In Schools

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The Doctors: Toothbrush Hygiene

The Doctors know that your toilet can spread germs all throughout your bathroom. The American Dental Association actually suggests that you replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months and don’t put it on top of your toilet. You could put your toothbrush in the dishwasher to kill some germs and remain hygienic. Hygienic was the word of the day and you can use it to enter for a chance to win the Brondell Wash Eco-Seat 100, valued at $330.

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The Doctors: Lobby For Heroin Overdose Antidote In Schools

The Doctors: Lobby For Heroin Overdose Antidote In Schools

The Doctors discussed the current desire for the heroin overdose antedote to be available in schools across the country. (dm-set / Flickr)

For The Doctors News in 2:00, they reported the National Association of School Nurses has been lobbying to have the heroin overdose antidote, Naloxone Hydrochloride, available at all high schools nationwide. The state of Rhode Island now requires all middle, junior, and high schools to carry the antidote, administered via syringe or spray, to give someone who has overdosed the ability to breathe normally. The Association president, Beth Mattey, said in part “We’re facing an epidemic. People are dying from opioid drug overdoses. We need to be able to address the emergency.”

According to the CDC, deaths from heroin overdoses quintupled from 2001-2013.

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The Doctors: Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Doctors then reported that a large number of celebrities turned out for the Entertainment Industry Foundation Think It Up televised fundraiser. The movement began in hopes of creating an excitement about learning and create optimism about the changes occurring in classrooms across the nation. Kristen Bell shared that if a child receives the right opportunities, they could have the right ideas to “fix the entire world.”

The Doctors: About Ray Movie

In the new movie About Ray, Elle Fanning plays a girl who is taking steps to medically transition into a boy. Naomi Watts plays Ray’s mom in the movie, which could serve as a teaching tool for parents who have their own transgender kid.

The Doctors: Benefits Of Cumin

Next, The Doctors shared that researchers recently studied 88 overweight and obese women who were randomly assigned into two different groups. One group was asked to add three grams of cumin powder to their yogurt at two meals, for three months. The same amount of yogurt without the cumin powder was prescribed to the other group. Those who ate cumin reduced their cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and increased good cholesterol. It also helped with weight and fat mass.

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