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Moms’ High-Fat, Sugary Diets May Lead to Heavy Offspring With a Taste for Alcohol, Sensitivity to Drugs, Research Finds

Published: Aug 5th, 2013

Nicole Avena, PhD, a research neuroscientist with the University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute, says the rise in prenatal and childhood obesity and the rise in number of youths abusing […]

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Florida Physician

Published: Jul 29th, 2013

Richard Shriner, MD is the first UF physician to earn board certification in obesity medicine.

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Side effects and addiction show this spice is not nice

Published: Jul 29th, 2013

By Jorge Avila, Nicole Graham, Mustafa Pirzada, Kari Hawkins and Mathew Nguyen Spice or K2 refers to a variety of herbal mixtures that produce highs similar to marijuana and that […]

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Dr. Khurshid: Sleep Problems and Substance Use Disorders, An Often Overlooked Link

Published: Jul 29th, 2013

Sleep problems and substance use disorders often go together, according to UF’s Dr. Khurshid who says many people continue to have insomnia even after they are able to successfully stop […]

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Dr. Smolen talks about Glee’s Cory Monteith’s drug overdose on WCJB TV20

Published: Jul 23rd, 2013

The death of Glee’s young television star Cory Monteith has highlighted the return of heroin to public eye. Dr. Jamie Smolen says the fact that someone who’d been through rehab died […]

Substance abuse specialists join the conversation about marijuana

Substance abuse specialists join the conversation about marijuana

Published: Jul 15th, 2013

Get Dr. Teitelbaum’s book: Weed: Family Guide to Marijuana Myths and Facts By Beatrice Dupuy Correspondent Published: Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 6:01 a.m. As a discussion gains steam among […]

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Substance abuse specialists join the conversation about marijuana

Published: Jul 15th, 2013

Get Dr. Teitelbaum’s book: Weed: Family Guide to Marijuana Myths and Facts By Beatrice Dupuy Correspondent Published: Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 6:01 a.m. As a discussion gains steam among […]

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Dangerous Habit of Smoking Alcohol Gains Popularity

Published: Jul 1st, 2013

Director of the Florida Recovery Center, Dr. Scott Teitelbaum says the practice getting drunk off of alcohol vapors is increasing. Inhalation is the fastest uptake method for drugs according to […]

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The POST College of Medicine Distinctions

Published: Jun 25th, 2013

Mark S. Gold, M.D., chair of the department of psychiatry and the Donald R. Dizney eminent scholar, received the award for the Distinguished International Scientist category from the China Academy […]

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The marijuana mythbusters

Published: Jun 25th, 2013

UF researchers’ new book “Weed” tackles misperceptions about marijuana