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78 People Die a Day From Opioid Overdose

78 People Die a Day From Opioid Overdose, Surgeon General Says in Landmark Report – NBC News Addiction is taking a stunning toll on America and must not be thought of as a "character flaw," the U.S. surgeon general said … Continue reading

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Testing Prayer: Can Science Prove the Healing Power of Prayer? | Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Testing Prayer: Can Science Prove the Healing Power of Prayer? | Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. When sickness strikes, people around the world pray for healing. Many of the faithful claim that prayer has cured them of blindness, deafness and metastasized cancers, and … Continue reading

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Supplements from Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC

Supplements from Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC Over-the-counter supplements from some of the country’s largest retailers have been found to contain no traces of purported healthful ingredients listed on the supplements’ labels, including products from GNC, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, … Continue reading

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Tobacco, Nicotine, & E-Cigarettes | NIDA for Teens

Tobacco, Nicotine, & E-Cigarettes | NIDA for Teens How Do Tobacco and Nicotine Affect the Brain? Like cocaine, heroin, and marijuana, nicotine increases levels of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. Dopamine is released normally when you experience something pleasurable like good food, … Continue reading

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Tobacco & Health – Nicotine Addiction, Secondhand Smoke & Smoking Health Effects – Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine

Tobacco & Health – Nicotine Addiction, Secondhand Smoke & Smoking Health Effects – Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine Nicotine: An Addictive Drug Through the use of cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco, nicotine is one of the most heavily used addictive … Continue reading

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Why Quit Tobacco – Reasons to Stop Smoking – Partnership For A Tobacco-Free Maine

If you use tobacco, there are compelling reasons for you to quit. The rewards of quitting are tremendous, and they begin immediately. You’ll experience the benefits of not using tobacco within 20 minutes of quitting, and as your tobacco-free days … Continue reading

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Teen smoking: How to help your teen quit

Want to stop teen smoking? Follow this no-nonsense approach, from setting a good example to making a plan and celebrating success. By Mayo Clinic Staff Teen smoking is a big deal. After all, teens who smoke are likely to turn … Continue reading

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