What you need to know about medical records techs
In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, a technician prepares a medical record for the family of a man killed by a car in Detroit.
Techs have come a long way since the early days of the healthcare system and can save lives.
But they’re still a relatively new field, and experts are struggling to figure out the best way to make sure medical records are kept in a digital format.
The Associated Press, AP file More coverage:The Associated PressMarijuana use is rising in the U.S. But there are many reasons why people use marijuana, said Dr. Robert Spitzer, medical director of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center’s Drug Abuse Treatment Clinic.
Some use it recreationally to get high, others to treat conditions like anxiety, depression and PTSD.
Spitzer said there’s a stigma surrounding using marijuana, especially in the states where it’s legal.
“There’s this notion that you need medical marijuana to go to a doctor,” he said.
“That’s not true.”
In the U: There are many medical marijuana programs around the country, but the rules vary by state.
In some states, the drug can only be used in medical conditions like chronic pain and cancer, while in others, it can be used to treat severe pain or a seizure disorder.
For now, Spitzer said, medical marijuana is the best option for some people, but not everyone can afford it.
The U. S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says marijuana use is on the rise nationwide, and there’s evidence that some people who smoke pot have become addicted.
The ATF says it’s investigating a spate of fatal car crashes involving pot-smoking drivers.
A recent study found that more than a quarter of Americans aged 15 to 24 say they have used marijuana in the past year.
The survey also found that 30 percent of those surveyed said they used the drug for medical purposes at least once in their lives.
In other words, nearly a third of people who have used pot say they’ve used it to treat medical conditions.
But what if you can’t afford it?
The cost of using marijuana varies wildly depending on the state, according to Dr. Christopher Dabbs, a psychiatrist who practices at the University Health Network.
It can range from as little as $10 to as much as $20 a day.
Dabbs said it’s important to remember that marijuana is not a drug like alcohol, which has an increased risk of addiction.
Dabbers drug is used for pain relief and is approved for use in a limited number of states, including Colorado and Washington, where the medical marijuana program is set up.
In California, medical use of medical marijuana requires a doctor’s recommendation.
“The main thing that it’s not a good idea to do is just use marijuana recreationally because that is going to be a bad habit,” Dabbing said.
He also said marijuana can be addictive, especially if you use it on an irregular basis.
“You can get hooked,” he explained.
“People who use it frequently, they tend to do it on a regular basis.”
In California, recreational marijuana users often get high on marijuana, often in large amounts.
“I don’t think it’s as harmful as people make it out to be,” said Christopher Gettman, a professor at UC Davis School of Law who studies medical marijuana.
Gettman said some of his patients have used medical marijuana more than once, but others have used it in small amounts.
He said he thinks that’s why the federal government has a hard time making marijuana illegal.
“There’s so many medical conditions that could be alleviated with marijuana,” Gettmen said.
“Medical marijuana is legal in almost every state, and yet it’s still considered illegal by the federal level,” Dbbs said.
In Michigan, where medical marijuana has been legal for more than 15 years, the Department of Health has approved use of up to 10 grams of marijuana a day in certain circumstances.
And medical marijuana use has also been legal in the state for more years than in other states.
The Michigan Department of Public Health and Human Services, which regulates medical marijuana, has an online registry that allows anyone to register to use medical marijuana in Michigan.
But a spokesman for the department said the registry does not track medical marijuana usage.
The website also doesn’t include a section for patients who need medical help.
So many people in Michigan don’t know that their medical needs can be addressed by using marijuana to treat pain or depression, said state Sen. Richard Horsley, a Democrat who is sponsoring a bill to expand medical marijuana access in Michigan in 2018.
“I’m hoping to be able to provide a list of all of the patients who can use marijuana in this state to allow patients to get the help they need,” Hors.
In California: There’s a similar system for recreational use, where people can legally use up to a gram of marijuana for pain, but that can be up to 2.5 grams a day