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The Checkup Archive: Alcohol and Drugs

Should e-cigarettes be allowed on planes?

I sympathize with people who get nervous when they fly; I imagine using an e-cigarette might help calm them down. Whether I want to be sitting next to the person "smoking" one is a different question.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 28, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Cancer, Environmental Toxins, Smoking, Travel Health  
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On energy drinks, a voice of caution -- and reason

The thing I most appreciate about this JAMA editorial is its clear-headed presentation of information without an accompanying demand for government regulation. Its stance seems to be that the public (and the health professionals who advise the public) needs to be aware of the potential risks of energy drinks -- not that people shouldn't be allowed to enjoy energy drinks if they so choose. And there is, thankfully, no mention of an energy-drink tax.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | February 10, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, FDA, Family Health, Kids' health, Parenting, Pregnancy, Teens  
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Is food addiction real?

Even if there is such a thing as food addiction, it's not likely that all or even most of the people in the U.S. who are obese or overweight suffer from such an affliction. While some people may have genetic or other forms of predisposition to addiction, others of us just plain overindulge, and we can't blame our neurochemistry for our decisions to eat more than we should.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 18, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Drug Abuse, Eating disorders, Neurological disorders, Nutrition and Fitness, Obesity, Psychology, Weight loss  
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Montel Williams's medical marijuana

Former talk-show host and current medical-marijuana advocate Montel Williams reportedly has been fined for possession of a pipe of the sort commonly used to smoke pot.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | January 5, 2011; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Medical marijuana, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological disorders, palliative and hospice care  
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SIDS deaths rise sharply on New Year's Day

Parents of infants, here's something to take note of as you plan your New Year's celebration. New research shows a sharp spike in the incidence of SIDS deaths on New Year's Day.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | December 30, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Drug Abuse, Family Health, Infant health, Parenting, Sleep  
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Pot use among teenagers still rising, survey finds

Marijuana use continues to increase among young people in the United States, according to an annual federally funded survey of drug, alcohol and cigarette use among U.S. youths.

By Rob Stein  | December 14, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs, Drug Abuse, Teens  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Keeping caffeine from kids, Jennifer LaRue Huget , December 9, 2010
Hyper-texting teens' troubling behaviors, Jennifer LaRue Huget , November 11, 2010
Do doctors rat on each other?, Rob Stein , July 14, 2010
Underage drinking abounds, Jennifer LaRue Huget , April 1, 2010
Women who drink more gain less weight, Jennifer LaRue Huget , March 8, 2010
To your health!, Jennifer LaRue Huget , December 31, 2009
Cash-Strapped Adults Curb Smoking, Drinking, Jennifer LaRue Huget , July 20, 2009
The Best Part of the Mediterrannean Diet, Rob Stein , June 25, 2009
A New Wind A-Blowin' for Medical Marijuana?, Jennifer LaRue Huget , March 20, 2009
Pancreatic Cancer News You Can't Use, Jennifer LaRue Huget , March 13, 2009
Phelps Aside, Pot Use Down Among Young, Jennifer LaRue Huget , February 4, 2009
Renewed Call for Alcohol Labeling, Jennifer LaRue Huget , December 15, 2008
Drinking and the Shrinking Brain, Jennifer LaRue Huget , October 15, 2008
Magic Mushrooms, Rob Stein , July 3, 2008
Your Brain On Pot, Rob Stein , June 5, 2008
Boating? Skip the Booze, Jennifer LaRue Huget , May 23, 2008
How Did Your Kid Turn 21?, Rob Stein , May 22, 2008
 
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