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  • Added Sugar: What You Need To Know

    Sugar is a simple carbohydrate that provides calories for your body to use as energy. There are two main types… dairy, and some grains. Fructose is a natural sugar found in fruit. Lactose is a natural sugar found in animal dairy products. Added sugar is found…

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    Tobacco Addiction

    Smoking or chewing tobacco is very dangerous for your health, but there are many resources available to help you… It’s no secret that smoking or chewing tobacco is dangerous for your health. Many people try to quit and are successful. Still, many others try…

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    Opioid Addiction

    An opioid addiction is a powerful urge to use opioids. These are medicines that are prescribed to relieve pain, such… not yet be addicted to it. Drug addiction is a disease for which help and treatment options are available. When you become addicted to a…

  • Non-substance Addiction

    A non-substance addiction includes things like gambling, sex, food, the internet, mobile devices, and shopping. It is also known as… with a spouse an addiction? Can a person be addicted to food? Is a non-substance addiction genetic? How can I handle a shopping addiction if…

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    Finding the Right Addiction Treatment Program

    Finding the right addiction treatment program is the first step toward the road to recovery… is getting help through treatment. The purpose of addiction treatment is to help yourself or another person: Stop the addiction Keep the addiction stopped Be productive at home, at work,…

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    How to Support an Addict

    Supporting a loved one who has an addiction, whether to alcohol, drugs, gambling, or something else, can be tough. But… Addiction is a serious disease that can happen to anyone. It affects a person’s brain and behavior. There are many things that people can be…

  • Coping with a Family Member’s Opioid Addiction

    Opioid addiction affects more than the person who is addicted. It ruins entire families… have a problem. The best thing you can do if you suspect your loved one is abusing opioids is educate yourself about addiction. This can help you spot the warning signs…

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    Nicotine Patch

    A nicotine patch adheres to your skin and can help you stop smoking… Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking! This is called smoking cessation. Quitting is the best thing you can do to improve your heath. It lowers your risk of cancer and heart…

  • Pets and Animals

    Pets can make a wonderful addition to any family. They can teach children about responsibility, provide companionship or just make… …

  • Taking Medicines Safely after Alcohol or Drug Abuse Recovery

    Taking medicines after recovering from alcohol or drug addiction can have many pitfalls. There is advice you should follow to… Taking medicines after recovering from alcohol or drug addiction can be tricky. Talk to your doctor about this. They can let you know which ones…

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    Pregnancy After 35: Advanced Maternal Age

    Becoming pregnant at age 35 or older can present additional medical challenges to you and your baby… If you are 35 or older and pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, there are some things you should know. At age 35, you are considered to be…

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    Low-Calorie Diets

    Eating fewer calories typically results in weight loss. If you add exercise, you may not need to lower your daily… Losing weight is literally a numbers game. Eating fewer calories or exercising to burn off calories typically results in weight loss over time. One pound…

  • Ways to Manage Pain Outside of Opioids

    Opioids are powerful medicines that treat pain. However, they can be addictive. Your doctor may be able to help you… You’ve probably heard of opioids. They’re powerful medicines that are prescribed to treat pain. However, extreme caution needs to be used if taking opioids…

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    Preparing for Parenthood: Baby Laundry Essentials

    Doing your laundry seems like a simple task that requires little thought. However, add tiny newborn clothes and bedding to… Doing your laundry seems like a simple task that requires little thought. However, add tiny newborn clothes and bedding to the mix and suddenly you…

  • Trusted Help for Worsening GERD Symptoms

    Dr. Katherine Beben

    Don’t assume you’re fine if something doesn’t seem quite right. The earlier your family doctor can address health problems, the… As a family doctor, I have the benefit of getting to know my patients well over time. I make sure they understand how important…

  • Preventive Services for Healthy Living

    A preventive service might be a test, an immunization or vaccine, or advice from your doctor. These services can detect… In addition to treating you when you are sick, your doctor can help you follow a program designed to help you stay healthy. Many physicians…

  • Safe Use, Storage, and Disposal of Opioid Drugs

    It’s important to take opioids exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You should also take care storing and disposing of… Opioids are addictive. They are prescribed by some doctors as a powerful pain reliever to manage severe acute or chronic pain. Most opioids come…

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    Naltrexone for Alcoholism

    Naltrexone is a medicine used to treat alcoholism that reduces your desire for alcohol… Naltrexone is a medicine used to treat alcoholism (addiction to alcohol). It reduces your desire for alcohol. It comes under the brand names ReVia or Vivitrol. After you quit drinking, naltrexone…