California Declares E-Cigarettes Public Health Hazard

The California Department of Public Health recently issued a strong statement condemning e-cigarettes as a health threat and asking they be regulated as if they were tobacco products.

In doing so, the department was following the lead of health officials in several other states as concern grows about the sudden expansion of the market for this potentially dangerous [Read more…]

With Enhanced Training, Resident Doctors Build Confidence In Treating Substance Abusers

Resident Doctors Training - PhysicianHealthProgram.comIncreased training in substance use disorders enhances the sense of preparedness in resident doctors to properly address the needs of individuals with serious substance problems, according to a study published in September 2014 in the journal Substance Abuse.

Doctors working in emergency rooms and hospitals are often the first [Read more…]

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