Monthly Archives: September 2018

Daily vaping tied to doubling of heart attack risk

People who puff electronic cigarettes every day have twice the risk of heart attack, and the odds increase almost fivefold for those who use them along with traditional cigarettes, a new study suggests. “Using both products at the same time is worse than using either one separately,” said senior study author Stanton Glantz. He’s d...

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Expanding addiction treatment, embracing the bully pulpit: Jerome Adams on his first year as surgeon general

Earlier this month, Dr. Jerome Adams marked one year as surgeon general — a position nicknamed “America’s doctor.” In that time, he’s worked with the Trump administration as it declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency; traveled to 26 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and issued a rare advisory that ha...

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Fairbanks celebrates National Recovery Month

Fairbanks, the Indiana Addictions Issues Coalition and the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration kicked off National Recovery Month by hosting a recovery ride and coloring of the Indianapolis Canal on Sept. 2. The recovery ride started from South Side Harley Davidson and included a police escort around I-465 before ending at the Ohio...

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