Dr. Ruth White, MPH

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

    TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- On college campuses nationwide, daily cigarette smoking appears to be in steep decline while the rate of smoking pot each day climbs, well, higher.

    In fact, a new study shows that, for the first time, more U.S. college students (6 percent) now sm...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with chronic diseases such as asthma and juvenile arthritis have to manage their health carefully, yet many of them have had alcohol or smoked marijuana in the last year, a new study shows.

    "That was surprising to us," said study first autho...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol poses a far greater threat to children than many parents care to admit, a new report warns.

    Many kids start drinking at a young age, and their size and inexperience with alcohol renders them more apt to be binge drinkers, said report auth...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who watch sports on television are exposed to a large number of alcohol ads, a new Australian study finds.

    Researchers discovered that 87 percent of alcohol ads on daytime television in Australia aired during sports shows watched by hu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who watch sports on television are exposed to a large number of alcohol ads, a new Australian study finds.

    Researchers discovered that 87 percent of alcohol ads on daytime television in Australia aired during sports shows watched by hu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with major depression or bipolar disorder may face a higher risk for heart disease and they need to be followed closely, new recommendations from the American Heart Association state.

    "Youth with mood disorders are not yet widely recognized...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toasting the bride and groom may bode well for healthful drinking later: A new study finds that marriage appears to lower drinking rates among young adults.

    Researchers looked at long-term data from an ongoing study of familial alcoholism to lea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Toasting the bride and groom may bode well for healthful drinking later: A new study finds that marriage appears to lower drinking rates among young adults.

    Researchers looked at long-term data from an ongoing study of familial alcoholism to lea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regular marijuana use doesn't appear to put teens at increased risk for depression, lung cancer or other physical and mental health problems later in life, contends a new study that challenges previous research.

    "What we found was a little surpris...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to curb alcohol use on your own with web-based or CD programs may not be very effective, a new study reports.

    The study found these programs could reduce drinking slightly among adults and college students. But they appeared to be ineffectiv...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to curb alcohol use on your own with web-based or CD programs may not be very effective, a new study reports.

    The study found these programs could reduce drinking slightly among adults and college students. But they appeared to be ineffectiv...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse.

    "We have joined together as part of this special Task Force because we ...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Led by the American Medical Association, a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of narcotic painkiller abuse.

    "We have joined together as part of this special Task Force because we ...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, July 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests.

    The study, which included almost 2,100 California high school students, found that one-quarter had ever "vaped" (tried e-cigarettes). Ten pe...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have legal permission to use medical marijuana are 10 times more likely to say they're addicted than those who get the drug illegally, a new study shows.

    University of Michigan researchers looked at nearly 4,400 high school seniors, incl...Full Article