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Study Says Many Medications Used by Elderly Can Heighten Health Risks, are Unsafe

Many of the medications elderly people use may be the wrong choice because they carry a high risk for falling, daytime grogginess and a loss of cognitive ability, say researchers from the Nordic School of Public Health, Sweden. Full Story

Healthcare Services for Minority Groups with Substance Abuse Critical as Populations Grow

Current projections anticipate that the minority population will see substantial growth in the next 40 years. According to two studies (Bergman, 2004; Cheeseman Day, 2001), from 2000 to 2050, the white population is expected to comprise 50.1 percent of the population compared with 69.4 percent in 2000. The Hispanic population will increase from 12.6 percent to 24.4 percent of the population and the black population will increase from 12.7 percent to 14.6 percent of the population.

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