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addiction

Creeping threat: Kratom

Reports of poisoning from this unregulated herbal substance have jumped 50-fold in the past six years.

Tobacco’s latest casualty: Vision

Research shows that smoking can damage perception of color and contrast, with heavy smokers suffering the most severe deficits.

Patient Story

‘No going back’

After four decades as a smoker, Vicky Walker has found long-lasting escape thanks to a smoking cessation program and its ever-accessible leader.

Study: E-cig vapors laden with toxic metals

Coils that heat the liquid nitrogen may contaminate the resulting vapor with lead, chromium, manganese and nickel.

Patient Story

‘Don’t wait to get help’

After seeking treatment for addiction during her pregnancy, a mom shares a message of hope and recovery.

Patient Story

‘Smoking isn’t worth it’

Tobacco cessation class helps a hospice nurse kick cigarettes for good after 35 years.

Troubling trend in senior prescriptions

In patients 65 and older, use of opioids, antidepressants, tranquilizers and antipsychotics more than doubled from 2004 to 2013.

Another reason to kick the habit

Those who quit smoking will reduce the odds of developing abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Non-addictive painkiller shows promise

Preliminary research on animals shows potential, but human studies have yet to be done.

Gamers lose out on sleep

Willingness to delay bedtime may point to addiction.

Prince’s painkiller spotlights danger of synthetic drugs

Opioid fentanyl and related street drugs highly lethal, addictive.

Smartphone addiction dials up concerns

Dependency on mobile devices negatively impacts sleep, school work and social skills.

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