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Teens who smoke pot at risk for later schizophrenia, psychosis

Teenagers and young adults who use marijuana may be messing with their heads in ways they don’t intend. Ongoing research shows a possible link between early use of marijuana and later development of psychosis or schizophrenia.

Painkillers and drug addiction: An ongoing dilemma

On October 16, 1846, Dr. John Collins Warren, a renowned surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, removed a tumor from a printer named Gilbert Abbott. The operation was noteworthy for one reason: Abbott did not scream out in pain, as virtually every surgical patient did in those days. The age of anesthesia was born. A Boston […]

Is there such thing as Internet addiction?

Is Internet addiction a possibility? Dr. Michael Miller answers with ways to assess your Internet use and what you can do if Internet addiction in indeed a concern for you.

Is the anti-smoking drug worth trying?

If you're trying to quit smoking, is an anti-smoking drug worth trying? Dr. Michael Miller answers this important question with things to be aware of and some tips for success.

Teen steroid use

Teen steroid use can have major consequesnces, so parents should be very concerned if they suspect their teen of using performance enhancing drugs. Dr. Larry Higgins gives the stats and the symptoms you should know.

Am I drinking too much?

Even though you are trying to follow medical recommendations for alcohol consumption, is it possible you might be drinking too much? Dr. Anthony Komaroff explains how two or three glasses of wine may actually be more than you think.

Is Viagra addictive?

Erectile dysfuntion medications can enhance a man's sexual performance in such a way that he seeks to use the pills whether or not he needs it. In turn, it can seem to make medications such as Viagra addictive - but not physically so much as psychologically. Dr. Abraham Morgentaler explains.

Quitting caffeine

That morning cup of coffee is certainly a favorite American habit, but quitting caffeine may actually do more to wake you up and improve your performance. Dr. Michael Miller serves up some tips on how to break the habit.

Quit smoking. Why am I still coughing?

You've succeeded in quitting smoking. But now how do you quit coughing? Dr. Howard LeWine explains this nuisance and when you can expect it to alleviate.

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