Doctor's Orders: Aug. 1, 2005

POT AND MARRIAGE

In the first year of marriage for couples in their 20s, husbands follow their wives' lead in deciding whether or not to smoke pot, according to University of Buffalo researchers. A survey of 634 couples found that husbands, on the other hand, had little influence on their wives' marijuana habits.

$754 BILLION

That was the total of charges for U.S. hospital stays in 2003. The figure does not include physicians' fees and was based on about 38 million hospital visits, according to data released last week by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

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