Stephanie Adams

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  • TherapyLiveCare, MDLiveCare

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

    THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Friends and family members have saved the lives of tens of thousands of narcotic drug users from overdoses by using emergency injection kits containing naloxone (Narcan) -- a medication that can potentially reverse the effects of some narcotic drugs, a

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans support banning powdered alcohol because of its potential misuse by teens, a new survey finds.

    Powdered alcohol was approved in March by U.S. regulators but some states have already banned it, the poll's authors said.

    The pr...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drug addicts forced off methadone maintenance treatment while in prison are much less likely to seek such treatment when they're released than inmates who keep receiving the treatment, a new study finds.

    Taking inmates off methadone maintenance tre...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Demi Lovato huddled in the back of her tour bus, eyes wet with tears as she watched a horde of fans streaming into the venue where she was about to play.

    "I was young and successful and I was looking up at the venue where I was about to play, whe...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Tobacco and alcohol take a big toll on the health of people around the world, a new global survey shows.

    The research suggests that about a billion people -- more than 20 percent of the world's adult population -- smoke, and 240 million, or almos...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 17 million Americans suffer from alcohol abuse or dependence. But not everyone can tell when heavy drinking crosses the line to alcoholism.

    To help people identify when drinking becomes a problem, Dr. William Jacobs, chief of addiction m...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A comparison of three treatments for narcotic painkiller addiction found that patients given the medication buprenorphine in the emergency department do better than those given only referrals.

    Addiction to prescription narcotic painkillers such ...Full Article

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

    SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens' use of electronic cigarettes is growing, especially among those who also smoke tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

    Researchers surveyed more than 10,000 teens across the nation from 2012 to 201...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 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 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 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 Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Seeing actors drink alcohol in movies seems to increase the likelihood that teens will drink and have alcohol-related problems, a new study suggests.

    The findings fit with a growing consensus of evidence that teens are more likely to engage in va...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Random drug testing in schools may sound like a good way to keep kids off drugs, but there is little evidence it works, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

    In a new report, the nation's leading group of pediatricians reaffirms its stance aga...Full Article