Mike Dow, PsyD

Bio

Specialties:

  • addiction medicine

Affiliation:

  • Author and TV Personality

Location:

  • Los Angeles, CA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers -- a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based report.

    These infants experience what's called neonatal abstinence syndrome as they undergo withdrawal from ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they may just be learning how to say the word coffee, about one in seven 2-year-olds in Boston drinks the caffeinated beverage, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed information from 315 mothers and their babies. They discovered that...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heroin overdose deaths have skyrocketed in recent years, quadrupling since 2000, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    At the same time, poisoning deaths related to painkiller abuse have leveled off, even dropping slightly in recent years,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of nicotine were found in the hair of many children with premature birth-related lung disease whose parents claimed not to smoke, a new study finds.

    The lung disease bronchopulmonary dysplasia often occurs in children who were born pre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming super-sized, flavored alcoholic beverages greatly increases underage drinkers' risk of injury, a new study finds.

    "These findings raise important concerns about the popularity and use of [flavored alcohol beverages] among youth," wrot...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 200,000 people takin...Full Article

  • Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Mike Dow, PsyD answered:
    Believe it or not, by having certain snacks on hand you can actually head off a craving, says addiction specialist Dr. Mike Dow. Watch this video to find out what he recommends. Read More
  • Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Mike Dow, PsyD answered:
    Watch as Dr. Mike Dow gives strategies on how to avoid raising a picky eater. 
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of powerful narcotic painkillers appear to be linked to a higher risk of depression in patients, new research finds.

    The study focuses on a class of prescription narcotic painkillers called opioids, which include drugs such as Oxycontin...Full Article

  • Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Mike Dow, PsyD answered:
    Passionate eaters love food -- they tend to be extroverts who like to try exciting, sensational, new things. Watch psychotherapist Mike Dow, PsyD, explain how to tell if you are a passionate eater, and how to leverage it to create a healthier diet.  Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- YouTube videos of drunkenness are popular, but fail to show the harms of too much drinking, a new study finds.

    "There has been little research examining Internet-based, alcohol-related messaging," study author Dr. Brian Primack, director of the Un...Full Article

  • Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Mike Dow, PsyD answered:
    Emotional eaters are very sensitive and emotional, and they tend to turn to food for comfort and emotional support. In this video, psychotherapist Mike Dow, PsyD, shares his strategies for being aware of and avoiding emotional eating behaviors.  Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-smoking medication Chantix can boost the likelihood that cigarette smokers who aren't ready to stop cold turkey will cut down gradually, a new study suggests.

    "The main contribution of this study is that it demonstrates that for patient...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of methamphetamine causes more brain damage in teens than adults, a new study finds.

    Researchers conducted MRI brain scans of 51 teen and 54 adult chronic methamphetamine abusers. They compared those scans to those of 60 teens and 6...Full Article

  • Mike Dow, PsyD - Los Angeles, CA - Addiction Medicine
    Mike Dow, PsyD answered:
    Habitual eaters like to eat the same things, from the same places, in the same way, every day -- food is about convenience and habit. Watch psychotherapist Mike Dow, PsyD, explain how a habitual eater can use that trait to their dietary advantage.  Read More