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|When Should I Quit Smoking?
I have a friend who has been smoking for more than 20 years. She claims a doctor told her that if she quits before age 40, she should be fine. Is that true? Also, is there an increased risk factor if a close relative died from lung cancer?
|Do Heart Palpitations and Dizzy Spells Require Treatment?
I’m having heart palpitations and dizzy spells with increased frequency. I’m female (27) who smokes and has a previous history of illegal drug use (but "clean" since 2003). As a child I had a benign irregular heart beat. Do I need medical treatment?
|Lung Nodules Sign of Cancer?
I had a CT scan and they found a 4mm nodule in one lung and a 5mm one in the other (rescan in 4 months). I’m 42 and a smoker. I have no symptoms of cancer but read bilateral multiple nodules are usually metastasis from a primary elsewhere. True?
|Opioid Pain Medication Dependence vs. Addiction
I’ve been taking Vicoden for a number of years because of chronic back pain. My concern is that I’ve become dependent on them. Is there a difference between physical dependence and addiction?
|Alcohol Abuse vs. Alcohol Dependence
I only drink a glass or two of wine a day, but I have a very hard time giving this up. Does that mean I'm an alcoholic?
|Alcohol Consumption and Addiction
Is drinking hard alcohol more likely to contribute to addiction than wine or beer?
|Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids Addiction?
Can you become addicted to over the counter sleep aids like Tylenol PM?
|Prescription Drug Use in Teens
My daughter is about to enter high school, and I hear that kids are dabbling in prescription drugs more than old stand-bys like pot and alcohol. What are signs of prescription drug use in teens?
|Pain Medication Withdrawals
I've been taking Norco for post surgery pain. I'm feeling much better now and wonder how long I should take to go off of it? I've been taking three a day and I'm afraid of withdrawals.
|Sugar Addiction and Alcoholism Link
I am a 49 year old recovering alcoholic and have three years of sobriety. Since I got sober I have not been able to control my sugar cravings. Is there any thing I can do?
|Alcohol Consumption and High Cholesterol
How much does alcohol contribute to high cholesterol, and can I drink while taking Lipitor?
|Lung Cancer Causes: Reason for increase?
I read that lung cancer is on the rise, but smoking is on a decline. What is causing this increase?