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From Pools to Beaches to Barbecues, Health Experts Weigh the Coronavirus Risk Tied to Summertime Fun

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Publish DateJune 04, 2020

Glen Mays, professor of health policy at the Colorado School of Public Health, added that beaches, when compared to pools, could provide a few more degrees of freedom since they offer greater space to socially distance. “You don’t want to go to a beach or a pool that’s kind of oversubscribed, where it’s going to be more difficult to maintain a minimum of 6-foot social distance,” Mays said.

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Marijuana use among baby boomers rose tenfold over decade as seniors seek out pot for medical treatment

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Publish DateJune 12, 2019

As more states legalize medical and recreational cannabis, the number of older Americans using the drug is expected to rise, said Dr. Hillary Lum, assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and co-author of a study published last month in the journal Drugs and Aging that examined pot use among Americans over age 60. The University of Colorado study comes as a number of researchers look into the impact marijuana may have on certain health issues, including obsessive compulsive disorder, cancer and ADHD. However, Lum said there’s still research that needs to be done on cannabis as a medical treatment.

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