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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
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?
04/02/2013
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
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?
01/03/2012
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
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?
02/27/2009
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