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 Public Health:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cigars carries the same risk of death as smoking cigarettes, a new review finds.

    "The results reinforce the fact that cigar smoking carries many of the same health risks as cigarette smoking. Cigar smoking is linked to fatal oral, esophag...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Levels of heroin use in the United States have stabilized but are still high, federal officials reported Thursday.

    In 2013, about 681,000 Americans aged 12 and older said they had used heroin in the past year. That number has remained steady si...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration should ban flavorings and television ads for e-cigarettes, a prominent physicians' organization says.

    There is scant evidence that e-cigarettes help people quit smoking, as claimed by manufacturers. And th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors are about 50 percent more likely to quit smoking two years after their diagnosis than smokers without cancer, a new study found.

    While the finding buttresses the theory that a cancer diagnosis can be a "teachable moment" to promo...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Narcotic painkillers that have features that make them hard to abuse may be linked to a drop in both the number of prescriptions and overdoses of these drugs, a new study finds.

    After a tamper-resistant form of OxyContin was introduced in 2010, ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While some proponents of "vaping" claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true.

    The study, published April 16 in the American Journal of Public Health...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Combat experience is one of the factors that increases the risk that U.S. soldiers will start smoking, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from a long-term study to assess the long-term health effects of service in the U.S. military...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, with nearly 2.5 million middle and high school students now choosing to "vape" rather than smoke traditional cigarettes or indulge in other forms of tobacco, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While many teenagers try electronic cigarettes, few become regular users, according to a new study.

    The research included more than 10,000 children from Wales who were asked about their use of e-cigarettes. About 1,600 children were between th...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A potent new designer drug called "flakka" is making headlines across the United States, driving many users into fits of screaming, naked rage accompanied by vivid hallucinations.

    Why naked? Because the drug sends body temperatures skyrocketing...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in 10 full-time workers in the United States has had a recent substance abuse problem, a new government study reveals.

    Analysis of data gathered between 2008 and 2012 from more than 111,500 adults with full-time jobs revealed that 9....Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study raises concerns about the levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of fluids used in electronic cigarettes.

    Flavorings used in e-cigarette fluids are mostly the same as those used in food and candy products, the study authors...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study identifies factors that increase teens' risk of using hashish, a more powerful cousin of marijuana.

    "Nearly one out of 10 teens reported ever using hashish and it was used by a quarter of lifetime marijuana users," Joseph Palamar, ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drinkers who smoke marijuana as they imbibe are twice as likely to drive drunk compared with people who stick to alcohol alone, a new study reports.

    These "simultaneous" users are also three times more likely to face social troubles as a result ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women who believe smoking helps control weight are less likely than other female smokers to try quitting in response to higher cigarette prices and anti-smoking messages, a new study finds.

    "We found that conce...Full Article