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  • Weyland Consultation Services 2930 Camino Diablo, Ste. 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94597

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  • Walnut Creek, CA

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

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The naturally occurring plant compound cytisine may be more effective than nicotine replacement therapy in helping smokers quit, a new study suggests.

    Cytisine, an acid-like chemical found in the seeds of the golden rain tree, has been used in ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The health care costs of cigarette smoking in the United States are as much as $170 billion a year, and taxpayers pick up the tab for nearly two-thirds of that amount, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed national data collected between 2004 a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restricting the number of locations where alcohol can be sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, researchers say.

    The team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed 16 studies that examined the link b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study.

    "Our results indicate that cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer deaths in the contempora...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults who skip college are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers than their degree-bound peers, a new study finds.

    "Our findings clearly show there is a need for young adult prevention and intervention programs to target nonmedical p...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse continues to take a deadly toll in the United States, with fatal overdoses involving drugs such as Oxycontin and Vicodin tripling over a decade, a new report shows.

    Deaths from another form of opiate, ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer American adults are smoking cigarettes than ever, health officials said.

    In fact, the rate of cigarette smoking has dropped from about 21 percent in 2005 to 18 percent in 2013. That means the number of cigarette smokers dropped from 45.1 ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a new hydrocodone tablet that's designed to help thwart abuse.

    Hydrocodone -- best known by the brand name Vicod...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Anesthesiology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of women dependent on drugs such as narcotic painkillers or heroin during pregnancy has more than doubled in the past decade and a half, a new study finds, though it still remains below a half-percent of all pregnancies.

    The stud...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Nov. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some may believe that raising taxes on alcohol products will cost jobs in the service sector, but a new study suggests that's made up for by job creation elsewhere.

    The findings were to be reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Pu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Healthcare:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday.

    The reimbursement proposal would cover annual CT scans for people aged 55 to 74 with ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term marijuana use appears to alter a person's brain, causing one region associated with addiction to shrink and forcing the rest of the brain to work overtime to compensate, a new study reports.

    MRI scans revealed that people who use pot for...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Room Nursing:

    THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of visits to U.S. emergency rooms linked to synthetic pot -- also known as "K2" or "Spice" -- have more than doubled in recent years, U.S. officials reported Thursday.

    "Synthetic cannabinoids are a growing public health risk -- made e...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sexual Health:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco use in any form appears to be linked to an increased risk of infection with oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV16), a virus that can cause cancers of the mouth and throat, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.

    The odds of b...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who chug lots of coffee may have their genetics to thank for their java cravings, a new study says.

    Researchers have linked six genes to a person's coffee consumption. All of the genes are related to the body's response to caffeine, accordin...Full Article