Items Tagged ‘addictive’

5 facts teens should know about 'Juuling'

May 7, 2018

5 facts teens should know about ‘Juuling’

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Ask any teenager if kids at school are “Juuling” and you’ll probably hear yes. The “Juul” is a type of e-cigarette device that dispenses a potent dose of nicotine when the user inhales. Unlike an e-cigarette, the slickly designed device resembles a small USB flash drive and creates very little smoke, so it is not […]

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Tags: addictive, adrenaline, cardiology, Dr. Holly Middlekauff, e-cigs, Juul, nicotine, physiology, vaping


Ask the Doctors - Is video-gaming unhealthy for teens?

April 5, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Is video-gaming unhealthy for teens?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: My son is obsessed with electronic gaming. He spends hours a day doing this. Is this unhealthy? Dear Reader: I have a teenage son as well, so this is a question with which both you and I struggle. When I was younger, in the infancy of computer games, the games were of low […]

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Tags: addictive, adolescents, childhood obesity, children, Dr. Robert Ashley, electronic gaming, Internet Gaming Disorder, low resolution, obesity, pediatrics, prolonged sitting, psychological distress