Kay Lazar

Lazar is a health reporter who focuses on aging, sports medicine, and public health. Her experience combines more than two decades of print and broadcast reporting. She previously worked as a news writer and producer at ABC and CBS radio networks.

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Proposed rules would offer new assisted living protections

By , Globe Staff

The changes proposed by Mass. legislators Friday are aimed at closing gaps that threaten elders’ safety.

US asked to block cannabis clinics near Mass. schools

By , and Andrew Ba Tran , Globe Staff

At least six of the provisionally approved dispensaries would be within 1,000 feet of schools or playgrounds.

Hope that a prescription can mimic marijuana’s benefits

By , Globe Staff

Researchers are hunting for ways to mine marijuana’s potential medicinal properties to create consistent, reliable prescription drugs.

Marijuana as medicine?

By , Globe Staff

Patients and physicians don’t always see eye to eye on the benefits and risks of using marijuana for medical use.