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Study Finds Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicare Millions

Research shows a correlation between a drop in prescription drug sales and cannabis use

According to two separate studies, medical marijuana could save Medicare an estimated $450 million annually. It could also save as much as $1.1 billion in Medicaid spending on prescription drugs every year. University of Georgia researchers Ashley Bradford and W. … Continue reading

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“On Pain” by Kahlil Gibran

Timeless funeral poem coaches us to meet the lessons of pain with openness

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. So begins Kahlil Gibran’s poem, “On … Continue reading

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How People with Alzheimer’s Disease Experience Pain

Patients with dementia feel pain but may not be able to communicate it well

Historically, medical professionals thought that people with Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions did not feel pain as acutely as other aging adults. According to a WebMD article published in 2006,  this was based on the observation that Alzheimer’s patients complained less about pain … Continue reading

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