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  1. Synthetic Pot Tied to Surge of Emergency Cases

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Colorado are sounding an alarm about the dangers of synthetic marijuana after seeing a surge of emergency cases tied to its use. The products, sold under names like Black Mamba, Crazy Clown, K2 and Spice, se

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  2. Zest for Life Can Be a Moving Experience

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Happier seniors can look forward to greater mobility as they age than their gloomier peers, new research suggests. The findings don't prove that happiness preserves mobility. However, "the research suggests that enjoyment

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  3. Heavy Drinking in Middle Age & Memory Loss in Men

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged men who drink heavily show declines in memory, attention and reasoning skills up to six years sooner than those drinking less alcohol, new research suggests. European scientists found that men drinking 2.5

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  4. Students Smoke Weed Despite School Drug Testing

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- School drug tests don't deter teens from smoking marijuana, but creating a positive school environment might be effective, a new study suggests. About 20 percent of U.S. high schools have drug testing, but this approach is

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  5. World Watches as Colo. Marijuana Law Takes Effect

    Jan. 9, 2014 – More than a week after marijuana prohibition came to an end in Colorado, the joy has faded as residents adjust to the new normal of having the most liberal marijuana laws in the U.S. Long lines are gone from the 37 -- and counting -- pot stores around the state, from Denver and Boulde

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  6. CDC: Docs Aren't Doing Enough to Discourage Problem Drinking

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors aren't talking often enough with their patients about the harmful effects of alcohol, even if those patients are binge drinkers, U.S. health officials reported Tuesday. Only one in six adults says a doctor or hea

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  7. Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Daily meditation might help some people relieve anxiety, depression and pain, Johns Hopkins University researchers report. Many people meditate in an attempt to reduce stress and stress-related health problems. But whether this

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  8. Working With Schizophrenia

    You may think holding down a job is too much for someone with schizophrenia. But with treatment, many people can -- and should -- stay in the game. "People feel better about themselves if they're doing something productive," says Steven Jewell, MD, associate professor of psychiatry at Northeast Ohio

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  9. When Schizophrenia Appears

    People with schizophrenia can have a hard time telling what’s real and what’s not. They may see things that aren’t there or hold firm beliefs that fly in the face of fact. Understanding schizophrenia’s nature can help patients and their loved ones regain a sense of control. It's crucial to recognize

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  10. Schizophrenia and Relationships

    Penny Frese, PhD, was studying fine arts at Ohio University when she met her future husband. They saw each other for several months, and she noticed he avoided talking about anything personal. "We took a walk in a park, and it was toward the end of summer -- a gorgeous, beautiful day. I confronted h

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