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  • . Closeup of the broken cigarette on female hand.

    Tobacco Addiction

    Smoking or chewing tobacco is very dangerous for your health, but there are many resources available to help you… the way you act. The changes in your body are caused by an addiction to nicotine. That’s the main ingredient in tobacco products. These changes may…

  • Non-substance Addiction

    A non-substance addiction is sometimes called behavioral addictions. It can include gambling, sex, shopping, the internet and more… What is a non-substance addiction? Most people associate addiction with tobacco, drugs, and alcohol. A non-substance addiction includes things such as gambling, risky sex, food, the…

  • Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse can happen when products aren’t used in the right way. Prescription medicines, illegal drugs, tobacco, and alcohol can… to drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. This means you need to use more and more to get the same “feel good” effect. Substance addiction is different…

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    Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs During Pregnancy

    Even minor usage of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs during your pregnancy can cause serious risks for the health of your… weight or certain birth defects. Smoking during and/or after pregnancy also has been linked to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Other tobacco products, such as…

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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. It affects a person’s brain and behavior. There are many things that people can be addicted to, including: alcohol tobacco

  • Prescription and OTC Drug Abuse

    The abuse of both prescription and over-the-counter medicines is an epidemic. Ask your doctor how to safely treat pain to… certain OTC medicines. Treating drug abuse: Your doctor or a medical health professional can diagnose opioid use disorder (misusing opioids) and opioid addiction. Opioid addiction is a…

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    Smoking Cessation in Recovering Alcoholics

    Quitting smoking can be especially difficult for recovering alcoholics. There are a number of methods that your doctor can educate… cope with stress and cravings. Things to consider Smoking is an addiction. It's as likely to kill you as any other addiction – maybe even…

  • Newborn baby girl crying and laying on bed in hospital

    Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs when a baby is exposed to drugs in the womb. After birth, the baby goes… prevented or avoided? Neonatal abstinence syndrome can be prevented. Avoid opiates and other drugs during pregnancy. You also should avoid alcohol and tobacco. Talk to…

  • 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…

  • Toddler with oxygen mask

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common virus that makes it hard to breathe. RSV is common in children under… underweight Congenital heart disease Weakened immune system (your body cannot fight infections) Lung disease Premature birth Neuromuscular disease (muscular dystrophy) Exposure to tobacco smoke while…

  • Doctor measures the blood pressure of a pregnant woman

    Preeclampsia

    Preeclampsia is a rare condition that women can get when pregnant. It occurs when a woman has high blood pressure… you have preeclampsia. If your doctor sees your blood pressure is high, he or she will watch you closely for changes. In addition to high…

  • Female doctor examines X-ray of a patient’s lungs

    Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the lungs… to cause cancer. Smokers are 15 to 30 times more likely to develop lung cancer than non-smokers. People who use other tobacco products are also at increased risk of getting lung cancer. These products include…

  • Cervical Dysplasia

    Cervical dysplasia is when there are abnormal, or precancerous, cells in and around a woman’s cervix. This doesn’t mean you… age 18 Having a high number of sexual partners Having illnesses or using medicines that lower your immune system Smoking or chewing tobacco Not using…

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    Dangers of Vaping

    Vaping uses electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to simulate traditional cigarette smoking. E-cigarettes are battery-powered or chargeable smoking devices… While there are some cartridges that don’t contain nicotine, most do. Any time a smoker inhales nicotine, they are inhaling an addicting and harmful chemical. Myth: You can…

  • Health Insurance: Understanding What It Covers

    Health insurance plans differ in terms of what they cover. All plans offered by the federal marketplace, however, must cover… for all women at increased risk. Hepatitis B screening for pregnant women. Preeclampsia prevention and screening. RH incompatibility screening. Syphilis screening. Expanded tobacco intervention and…

  • Physical therapist working with a senior woman after a heart attack

    Tips for Recovering and Staying Well After a Heart Attack

    It’s possible to recover from a heart attack and live a quality life… your heart and other organs. It also can cause blood clots, which may lead to heart attacks. Nicotine, the main chemical in tobacco, raises your blood pressure. If you smoke, ask your…

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    What You Can Do to Maintain Your Health

    Good health can decrease your risk of developing certain conditions. Learn what you can do to maintain your health… most effective form of prevention. Talk to your doctor if you need to be tested for STDs. Don’t smoke or use tobacco. Smoking and tobacco use…

  • Young Woman Checking Blood Pressure At Home

    Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home

    Monitoring your blood pressure at home is possible and may be necessary for managing an ongoing health condition… it doesn’t have a metal ring to tighten the cuff. This is what makes it easier to put on the cuff. Additionally, the rubber bulb that inflates…

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