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Lung Cancer Screening?
Who should be screened for lung cancer? What does a screening involve?
09/09/2015
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?
01/26/2015
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?
05/03/2013
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?
08/01/2012
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?
03/28/2012
Alcohol Consumption and Addiction
Is drinking hard alcohol more likely to contribute to addiction than wine or beer?
02/14/2012
Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids Addiction?
Can you become addicted to over the counter sleep aids like Tylenol PM?
01/11/2012
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.
05/11/2010
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?
11/19/2009
Alcohol Consumption and High Cholesterol
How much does alcohol contribute to high cholesterol, and can I drink while taking Lipitor?
11/19/2009
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