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Recreational marijuana use on the rise among over 50 set

There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the baby boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.

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Why alcohol use may hurt short-term memory

Who doesn’t like to have a drink or two … or perhaps three or four? A nice glass of Chardonnay can help us unwind, not to mention it just looks cool to have a Manhattan in your hand at parties.

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Marijuana could pose verbal memory risk in old age

Marijuana is the most frequently used illicit drug in the United States, according to a recent survey from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and new data suggest that marijuana use now could pose a serious cognitive function risk later in life. Stefan Kertesz, M.D., an associate professor with the University of Alabama […]

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Hospice use deterred by doctors, says study

BOSTON — More patients with cancer use hospice today than ever before, but there are indications that care intensity outside of hospice is increasing, and length of hospice stay decreasing. Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) examined how hospice affects health care utilization and costs and found that in a sample of elderly Medicare […]

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