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Mayo Clinic receives National Cancer Institute grant to help cancer patients quit tobacco

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has received a supplemental grant from the National Cancer Institute to ensure that all cancer patients who use tobacco have access to treatment for their tobacco use.

Released:
14-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703996

Pharmaceutical fentanyl connected with risk of fentanyl overdose

American Public Health Association (APHA)

44 percent of people who died from fentanyl overdose had previously been prescribed fentanyl by a medical professional, and 37 percent of those people had a prescription for fentanyl within 60 days of their death.

Released:
14-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703769

Georgetown University Medical Center Selects Nora Volkow for Highest Honor

Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) will present Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, with its highest honor, the Cura Personalis Award, at a ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4:00 p.m.

Released:
13-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703753

Seniors are Drinking More, Not Less, in their Twilight Years

Research Society on Alcoholism

Just as the population of older adults is increasing worldwide, so too is the number of older adults who consume alcohol. Older adults are more sensitive to the adverse effects of alcohol due to age-related health impairment and physiological changes in metabolism and body composition. This study looked at how at-risk drinking among older adults changes over time.

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9-Nov-2018 5:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 703803

Vaping, e-cigarettes, JUULing: what parents, teens need to know

University of Alabama at Birmingham

For consumers, parents and even teens, understanding terminology and the truth about e-cigarettes can be confusing. UAB physicians debunk common e-cigarette myths with truths.

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12-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST
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