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Parents may breathe a little easier — fewer teens may be lighting up, getting high and binge drinking.
From bath salts to laundry pods, many items can pose poisoning risks. Calls to poison control centers around the US have not only saved many people's lives, they've also identified new trends in toxic substance exposure.
Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, may return a bit of independence to tobacco smokers who make the switch.
Traditional cigarette smoking has been dropping among US teens for years. But there might be a new trend to consider — e-cigarettes.
Families and schools can take steps to stop the risky business of teen drinking. Teens are one of the groups most prone to binge drinking — a practice that can lead to alcohol-related blackouts.
If you can fight fire with fire, why not fight addiction to nicotine with another chemical?
They relieve anxiety and help many patients sleep, but benzodiazepines might not be the best choice for many patients — especially over the long term. Still, many older patients were taking these medications.
It's tough to kick the smoking habit, but electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) may help.
At the moment, electronic cigarettes are unregulated, widely advertised and readily available in the US — and they may be catching on with teens. But parents can take action to keep their kids from using nicotine products of any kind.
The United Health Foundation today released its annual state health rankings. The states varied widely, and some national measures of health saw slight improvements.