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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 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

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    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

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    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

  • Sharecare News
    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

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

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with drug addiction are much more likely to face stigma than those with mental illness because they're seen as having a "moral failing," according to a new survey.

    The poll of more than 700 people across the United States also found that the...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from heroin overdoses doubled from 2010 to 2012, U.S. federal health officials reported Thursday.

    The new report included data from 28 states that account for 56 percent of the U.S. population.

    This big increase in heroin-related d...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, Sept. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be held Saturday at more than 5,200 sites across the United States, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration says.

    The free and anonymous program enables people to bring their expired, un...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that e-cigarette use by American adults who don't smoke has stalled.

    Among those who have never lit up, there was virtually no change in the percentage who had ever tried e-cigarettes between 2010 and 2013, going from 1.3...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Both drinking and getting drunk at an early age are key risk factors for alcohol abuse by high school students, a new study suggests.

    The conclusions, based on a survey of high school students who drink, could help expand alcohol-prevention effo...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette tax hikes and smoke-free policies have not only cut tobacco use in the United States, they may have led to a noticeable drop in alcohol consumption, according to a new study.

    Consumption of beer and hard liquor -- but not wine -- decl...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Positive messages about the health benefits of quitting smoking may help some people kick the habit, a new study suggests.

    Although smokers who think quitting will be difficult responded better to "loss-framed" messages about the harmful effec...Full Article