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E-Cigarette Use Rises to 16% of High...

A new report from the Florida Department Health finds that current e-cigarette use among high school students has increased from 5.4 percent in 2013 to...

October 2, 2015 / 4 min read

News Roundup: Florida’s Obesity Rate Is 8th...

Florida has the eighth-lowest adult obesity rate in the nation at 26.2 percent. However, the state's adult obesity rate has been steadily rising since 1990.

September 25, 2015 / 4 min read

E-Cigs Lead Teens to Traditional Smoking? Coffee...

Teens Use of E-Cigarettes Likely Leads to Smoking, Study Says Teenagers who use e-cigarettes have a higher probability of trying cigarettes and other tobacco products,...

August 21, 2015 / 3 min read

Sobering Statistics: Alcohol Use Disorder in the...

David Vittoria, assistant vice president of the Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center at South Miami Hospital, shares his perspective on a recently published study on...

June 26, 2015 / 1 min read

Older Adults & Back Injuries; Cities Seek...

The rate of spinal cord injuries for older adults has spiked higher over the last 20 years, even as the overall pace of traumatic spine...

June 12, 2015 / 3 min read

Melanoma Rate Doubles; The Skinny on Healthy...

The rate of diagnoses for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, has doubled between 1982 and 2011, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...

June 5, 2015 / 4 min read

Addiction Facts and Treatment Options

A severe substance abuse disorder or addiction is a dependence on a legal substance (such as alcohol or nicotine), illegal drug, or even prescription medication....

May 19, 2015 / 2 min read

Kids’ Use of E-cigs Triples; Anti-Texting Laws...

Use of e-cigarettes by teens and preteens has surged 300 percent during the last 12 months, the CDC says.

April 17, 2015 / 4 min read

Kids' Use of E-cigs Triples; Anti-Texting Laws...

Use of e-cigarettes by teens and preteens has surged 300 percent during the last 12 months, the CDC says.

April 17, 2015 / 4 min read

List of Most Addictive Foods, Measles Update...

The top ten most addictive items were: chocolate, ice cream, French fries, pizza, cookies, chips, cakes, popcorn (buttered), cheeseburgers and muffins.

February 27, 2015 / 3 min read