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Denali Cards are Safe and Valid

We are pleased to end any speculation about the validity of our certifications. Had a court case today (2-4-16) involving CPS. The court was aware of the suspension and made it clear that since in was after the card was issued, it had no bearing on the case or […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

What Does the Future Hold for Denali Healthcare

Denali Has Had a Setback
Obviously many of you know we have had a setback at Denali.  The state has suspended my license, and our efforts to have that suspension overturned did not prevail.  We have more to go through with the state, but the fact of the matter is that […]

By |January 26th, 2016|Categories: Announcements|Tags: |Comments Off on What Does the Future Hold for Denali Healthcare

The Endocannabinoid System

The Science of the Endocannabinoid System
Cannabis and the Endocannabinoid System by Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, (M.D, 2010, Ph.D., Medical Geography, 2008.) This presentation is scientific and is directed towards Physicians and Healthcare professionals.

Dr. Aggarwal is a graduate of University of Washington’s NIH-supported Medical Scientist Training Program and an Associate […]

By |January 16th, 2016|Categories: Denali Healthcare Videos, Medical Marijuana|Tags: |Comments Off on The Endocannabinoid System

Chronic Pain Syndrome- Failed Back Surgery

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is when back pain and/ or leg pain recurs or persists
following an otherwise successful back surgery. The goal of back surgery is to relieve pain by correcting the cause of the pain, such as relieving the pressure on a nerve root or […]

By |January 5th, 2016|Categories: Pain Management|Tags: |Comments Off on Chronic Pain Syndrome- Failed Back Surgery

Can a Pharmacist Refuse to Fill a Legitimate Prescription?

The Pharmacist Refuses to Fill My Prescription…
Can They Do That???
Pharmacists are coming under increased pressure from regulatory agencies to decrease the number of controlled substances they dispense.  Does this mean they can refuse to fill a prescription written for a legitimate medical reason by a physician in good standing? […]

By |December 19th, 2015|Categories: Pain Management, Suboxone Therapy|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Can a Pharmacist Refuse to Fill a Legitimate Prescription?

Michigan Marijuana Forms!

Denali Healthcare has been working with the people that brought you the caregiver/patient matching service GrassMatch.com to beta test a new web based clinic software program called MichiganMarijuanaForms.com.
What Michigan Marijuana Forms Does
After working with certification for over 5 years, we have helped michiganmarijuanaforms.com identify common problems with the application […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Categories: Announcements, Medical Marijuana|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Michigan Marijuana Forms!

Pass a Drug Screen

 
Dealing with a Urine Drug Screen
Dr. Jana Burson
Drug screens are essential to detect ongoing drug use or relapse to drug use. It’s kind of like using X-rays to detect growth of cancer. The earlier it’s detected, the better.

Addiction is a disease that convinces its sufferers to lie so that the […]

By |March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Pain Management, Suboxone Therapy|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Pass a Drug Screen

Chronic Pain Syndromes- Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is Irritable bowel Syndrome?
Tens of millions of people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), an enigmatic problem with no known cause and no effective remedy. Sometimes referred to as spastic colon, it affects 10% to 20% of otherwise healthy adults, most of them women. In the United States […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Pain Management|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chronic Pain Syndromes- Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Chronic Pain Syndromes- Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, multiple tender points, and fatigue. ―Tender points refers to tenderness that is found in precise areas, particularly in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips.

A person is considered to have fibromyalgia if they have widespread pain […]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Pain Management|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chronic Pain Syndromes- Fibromyalgia

Dare Propaganda and School Drug Education

This was written in response to an article in the St. Ignance News.
Dr. Bob Townsend Discusses Drug Education in Schools
The article on drug education promotes what amounts to little more than anti-drug propaganda being taught in our schools. I actually have a daughter that, laughing her 14 year old […]

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