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Article ID: 693245

Body's Natural High, Prescription Drug Misuse, Health Implications of Legalized Marijuana, and More in the Marijuana News Source

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The Latest News On Marijuana Research

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20-Apr-2018 3:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 692744

Focus on Epilepsy in Older Adults

Rush University Medical Center

Rush has launched the first comprehensive epilepsy clinic in Chicago dedicated to treating epilepsy in older adults, serving a population that is often not optimally treated.

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12-Apr-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 691936

Medical Marijuana Gets Wary Welcome From Older Adults, Poll Shows

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Few older adults use medical marijuana, a new national poll finds, but the majority support its use if a doctor recommends it, and might talk to their own doctor about it if they developed a serious health condition. And two-thirds say the government should do more to study the drug’s health effects.

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Article ID: 691386

In Some Elderly Patients, Levothyroxine May Be Linked with Increased Mortality

Endocrine Society

Treating some elderly people with levothyroxine may put them at increased risk of death, new research from Israel reports. The results will be presented on Tuesday, March 20, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill.

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19-Mar-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 690599

Cognitive Decline Prevalent Among Elderly Patients with Hematologic Cancers, Study Finds

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

A sizable percentage of elderly patients with blood-related cancers such as leukemia and multiple myeloma are apt to show signs of diminished cognitive functioning

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6-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Stepping On Keeps Older Adults on Their Feet

Stony Brook Medicine

Stony Brook University Hospital will be offering its Stepping On program, which can reduce the risk of falling by 50 percent, for the second year at the Stony Brook Southampton campus to help older adults stay healthy and active.

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Article ID: 690460

Minimally Invasive Surgeries Underused in Older Patients, New Study Finds

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A study of more than 200,000 Medicare patients who had common surgical procedures shows that, compared to the general population, they underwent far fewer minimally invasive operations, whose benefits include lower rates of complications and readmissions, along with shorter hospital stays.

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5-Mar-2018 8:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 690291

Study: Brain Stimulation Helps Younger, Not Older, Adults' Memory

University of Illinois at Chicago

A study conducted at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that while the younger adults showed memory improvement from transcranial direct current stimulation, the older adults did not.

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28-Feb-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 677541

Improving Family-Based Communication for LGBTQ Youth, What Women Want, Romantic Relationship Buffer, and More in the Sex and Relationships News Source

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The latest research and features on sex in the Sex and Relationships News Source

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23-Feb-2018 3:35 PM EST
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Article ID: 689400

For Older Adults, Four-Pronged Approach Can Contribute to Healthy Aging

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Jo Cleveland, M.D., professor of gerontology and geriatric medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, knows from experience that making lifestyle changes can be difficult for older adults. But she says there are four areas in which seniors can take some non-drastic steps to improve their chances of “aging optimally.”

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13-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST
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