Mike Dow, PsyD

Bio

Specialties:

  • addiction medicine

Affiliation:

  • Author and TV Personality

Activity

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

    THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Thursday released a new round of graphic anti-smoking ads featuring former smokers living with the ravages of tobacco.

    The new ads highlight the benefits of quitting for the families of smokers and the importance of giv...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering from lower back pain who smoke, drink, are depressed or are obese may be able to ease their agony by making some lifestyle changes, a new study suggests.

    "If you have lower back pain that is not explained by a spinal problem b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a new study, 4-D scans of fetal faces showed differences in expression between those carried by women who smoked versus those carried by women who didn't.

    The British researchers believe the differences in fetal facial movements may point ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose parents smoke may be at greater risk of developing heart disease when they're adults than children of nonsmoking parents, a new study says.

    The study included people in Finland whose exposure as children to parents' smoke was measu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the risk that prostate cancer will return after surgery for the disease, a new study suggests.

    "This is a new analysis, but it seems to confirm results we have seen in many other types of cancer: Basically, smoking increases the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking and heavy drinking seem to increase the risk that patients with head and neck cancer will need a feeding tube for an extended time after treatment, new research suggests.

    The study included 104 patients with squamous cell cancer of the ...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Legislation that strips cigarette packaging of all brand-specific design may boost the number of smokers who want to try quitting, a new Australian survey reveals.

    Researchers polled more than 5,000 Australian adults between 2012 and 2013. Duri...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients who continue to smoke after undergoing artery-opening procedures have a much higher long-term risk of heart attack, stroke and premature death than those who quit smoking or never smoked, a new study finds.

    The study included nearl...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Television ads for e-cigarettes trigger cravings for cigarettes in current and former smokers, a new study found.

    The study included more than 800 daily, occasional and former smokers who watched e-cigarette ads and then completed a survey to ass...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- College students who use tobacco, marijuana and/or binge drink are more likely to use electronic cigarettes, researchers report.

    The study included more than 1,400 students, aged 18 to 23, at four colleges/universities in upstate New York who too...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Raising the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 would save hundreds of thousands of lives and substantially reduce the number of smokers in the United States, a new report finds.

    Such a change would result in 249,000 fewer premature...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who smoke marijuana daily may have lingering memory problems and structural abnormalities in the brain, even after they stop using the drug, a small study suggests.

    Researchers found that young adults who'd smoked pot heavily as teens...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Caricatures of the not-too-swift, drunken fratboy may have some basis in science, with a new study finding that the lower a young man's IQ, the more likely he is to get drunk.

    Researchers in Sweden found that as men's IQ scores dropped, their ri...Full Article

  • 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