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Prescription Drug Abuse

Our Battle With Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription medications are generally safe, but only when they are taken as prescribed and for the intended purpose. When they are being taken in a manner other than in which they are prescribed, they can cause an array of adverse health effects, including overdose. The risk of injury or death is even greater when prescription medications are being abused and are combined with other drugs or alcohol.

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NHTSA Uses ‘The Force’ to Stop Drunk Driving

Posted by Mark Rosekind If you’re like many Americans, there’s a good chance you’ll be going to the movies in the next couple of weeks. There’s also a good chance that in the time it takes to sit through a movie—about two hours—two Americans will die in drunk driving tragedies. In total, 9,967 people died […]

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Managing Diabetes

An Explanation for Diabetes

The following is an Explanation for Diabetes. An undiscriminating disease that affects all walks of life. In the last decade, the cases of people living with diabetes jumped almost 50 percent – to more than 29 million Americans. Worldwide, it afflicts more than 380 million people. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2030, that […]

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flu season

Stay Healthy in the Workplace During Flu Season

The best way to reduce your risk of exposure to the flu virus in your workplace is to use the basic hygiene precautions listed below and to avoid close contact with ill people. If your job involves contact with patients or other healthcare services, then you may need to take additional precautions. Some Tips to […]

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fighting obesity

Long Term Impact of Short Term Holiday Binging

At New England Drug Testing we know that the Holiday Season is the toughest time of year to try to lose weight. We thought we would write up some fun “lightweight” recipes as a fun antidote to getting you through this time of year, but elected not to. Instead, we are sharing this interesting read […]

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types of drug tests

Are You Getting the Right Type of Drug and Alcohol Testing?

It used to be that urine testing was the gold standard of drug and alcohol screening. Urine provides the middle ground in drug testing, showing a history of drug exposure shorter than hair, but longer than oral fluid. Times have changed. Today’s laboratory LC and GC mass spec instruments are far more sensitive allowing for […]

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Do You Have An Effective Workplace Drug Testing Policy?

Workplace Drug Testing Do’s and Don’ts Under federal law, there is almost no limitation at all on the right of private employers to adopt drug and alcohol testing policies for their workers. At New England Drug Testing, we would like to answer two key questions regarding drug testing policies in the workplace. Why would I want […]

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DNA testing

Why Would I Want DNA Testing?

Inquiring Minds Want to Know their DNA Testing DNA testing is a cutting-edge service that utilizes some of the latest DNA testing technology to revolutionize the way you discover your family history. This service combines advanced DNA science with the world’s largest online family history database to predict your genetic ethnicity and help you find […]

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blood drug test

How A Simple Blood Test Can Save Your Life

Getting a blood test is the single most important preventive tool you can use to help head off health problems. Get a picture of your overall health. Identify potential disease risks. Test for specific problems with comprehensive blood test panels and individualized tests like these: Male and Female Comprehensive Panels Cardiac Risk Factors Vitamin Deficiencies […]

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false positive drug test

Avoid False Positive Drug Test Results

Anyone Can Fail A Drug Test Remember the episode of “Seinfeld” that had Elaine failing a drug test due to poppy seed muffins? Eating as little as a teaspoon of poppy seeds — less than the amount on a poppy seed bagel — can produce false-positive results on tests for opioid abuse, says Dwight Smith, […]

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