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Aumento en recetas de opioides corre paralelo a alza en consumo de heroína y sobredosis

ROCHESTER, Minnesota — 12 de febrero de 2014 — La heroína no solamente es adictiva y mortal, sino que su consumo aumenta entre los estadounidenses. Esta perturbadora tendencia corre paralela al alza en el abuso de analgésicos recetados de base opioide ocurrida en los últimos años, dicen los expertos de [...]

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Expert Alert: Increase in Opioid Prescriptions Parallels Spike in Heroin Use, Overdoses

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Feb. 12, 2014 — Not only is heroin addictive and deadly, its use is increasing among Americans. That disturbing trend parallels the spike of opioid based prescription painkiller abuse in recent years, say Mayo Clinic experts. Heroin, a drug that can be smoked, sniffed/snorted or injected intravenously, [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Hospitalization of US Underage Drinkers Common, Costs $755 Million a Year

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Hospitalization for underage drinking is common in the United States, and it comes with a price tag — the estimated total cost for these hospitalizations is about $755 million per year, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Researchers also found geographic and demographic differences in the incidence [...]

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Pain With Addiction: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jon Ebbert discusses addiction in the realm of chronic pain. To listen, click the link below. Pain With Addiction

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Pain Killer Health Risk: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jon Ebbert explains that as helpful as they can be, pain killers can be dangerous. To listen, click the link below. Painkiller Health Risk

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Painkiller Addiction

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Jon Ebbert addresses the problem of painkiller addiction. To listen, click the link below. Pain Killer Addiction

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How Long Can it Take to Quit Smoking

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Lowell Dale discusses why it can take so long to kick the habit. To listen, click the link below. How Long Can It Take to Quit Smoking

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Food Addiction

On the next program, we'll repeat a previous program on Food Addiction with Dr. Jon O. Ebbert .  Is there such a thing and does is account for the epidemic of obesity?  What are the similarities between drug addiction and "food addiction?"  What are the controversies surrounding the conceptualization of "food addiction"?  We also learned about [...]

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Food Addiction

Dr. Jon O. Ebbert joined us to discuss food addiction.  Is there such a thing and does is account for the epidemic of obesity?  What are the similarities between drug addiction and "food addiction?"  What are the controversies surrounding the conceptualization of "food addiction"?  We also learned about The Flab Four; (the four foods that [...]

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Addiction Takes Center Stage (pkg)

Millions of Americans, up to 10% of the population, have had a problem with alcohol addiction. While each person’s struggle may be played out in private, Mayo Clinic recently raised the curtain on addiction at a public theater. The hope is to help more people understand this all too common [...]

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Smokeless Tobacco Users Tried Lozenges and Changed Their Minds About Quitting

Smokeless tobacco users who said they didn’t want to quit ... changed their minds or significantly cut back when given nicotine lozenges or tobacco-free snuff. Mayo Clinic addiction expert Jon Ebbert, M.D., a tobacco researcher at the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center says, “The reason why that is so striking and important [...]

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