Alcohol Abuse Tied to Heart Risks

Even low-to-moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk for atrial fibrillation and other heart-related problems. Here’s what to know.
Diane Domina

Dangers of Prescription Pain Killers

A fine line exists between the benefits and harms of prescription opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. Here’s what to know.

The Alarming Link Between Alcohol and Dementia

Heavy alcohol consumption, especially binge drinking, takes a toll on memory function. In a study published in Epidemiology, midlife binge drinking more than tripled the risk of developing dementia in later life.

How Pain and Addiction Hijack the Brain

Learn how the chemical dopamine - which floods the system both during addiction and when you experience pain - changes your mood and behavior.
Christina Lasich, MD

Treating Pain and Addiction

These five principles for treating pain and addiction in the same person provide a good foundation for recovery.
Christina Lasich, MD

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