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Specialties:

  • addiction medicine

Location:

  • Houston, TX

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  • 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

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    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

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    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women whose mothers smoked while pregnant may be two to three times more likely to develop diabetes as adults, new research suggests.

    The finding is based on the tracking of 1,800 women whose mothers had been participant...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Disturbing images on cigarette warning labels have a significant effect on smokers' brains, according to a new study.

    "You want warning messages to be memorable," study co-author Daniel Romer, associate director of the A...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may damage part of the brain by causing thinning in a crucial area, new research shows.

    The study included more than 500 male and female smokers, former smokers and nonsmokers who were an average of 73 years old.

    Brain scans reveal...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

    According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, re...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There was a 15-fold increase in the number of newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal in the Canadian province of Ontario between 1992 and 2011, researchers report.

    Opioids, such as OxyContin, are powerful narcotic painkillers that carry a high...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks are linked to hyperactivity and inattention in middle-school students, a new study reveals.

    Yale University researchers looked at more than 1,600 students at middle schools in one urban school district in Connecticut. Their average a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Oncology:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase the risk of earlier death for people who've survived colon cancer, a new study warns.

    American Cancer Society researchers looked at more than 2,500 colon cancer survivors in the United States. Slightly fewer than 1,100 died dur...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pulmonary & Respiratory Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although fewer Americans are smoking and more communities have smoke-free laws, 58 million nonsmokers are still being exposed to secondhand smoke, U.S. health officials said Tuesday.

    And that's despite the fact that exposure to secondhand smoke dr...Full Article