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While the cliffhanger presidential election took center stage Tuesday, voters also decided a host of health-related measures.
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In a small clinic in Fresno, California, a gynecologist says the use of marijuana among his patients is not new. More than half of the pregnant women who come to his clinic consume marijuana. “At least, three out of 10 of those patients are Hispanic.
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This story was produced as a project for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2018 California Fellowship.
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Some seniors there now say they are looking for ways to take as few prescription drugs as possible. And many are turning to cannabis as an alternative.
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How are regulators going to test for potentially harmful chemicals? And what has happened in other states when products had to be pulled because of potentially dangerous health effects?
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As the country tries to find a way to regulate, tax, legalize, or punish people for buying, growing, and using marijuana - it's high time we find out the long term effects. 

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Binge drinking on the rise, smoking marijuana doesn't hurt your lungs, and surprising news about aspirin and heart health, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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"Astounding" domestic violence stats, a South Carolina health reform scandal, and post-Katrina heart attacks, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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The nation’s largest — and latest — study of illicit drugs found an explosion of marijuana use among Americans age 12 or older in 2010. The National Survey on Drug Use & Health concluded that marijuana users are largely to blame for the continued increase in illegal drug use, which includes the nonmedical use of prescription medications.

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