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Valerie Tejeda

Genetics Or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

By Valerie Tejeda

If your family has addiction issues in the past, does talking to your children about it help or lead them down the same path? MORE  

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to Kids' Hearing Loss

By Valerie Tejeda

Teens exposed to tobacco smoke before birth were three times more likely to have hearing loss, a study finds. MORE  

Why Do Certain People Get Hooked on Painkillers?

By Valerie Tejeda

A missing enzyme in the brain could put some people at higher risk for opioid addiction. MORE  

"Tanning Mom" Sent to Detox

By Valerie Tejeda

The NJ woman known for abusing UV-rays is in treatment after alleged public intoxication. MORE  

LiLo Switches Rehabs After "Drug Outbreak"

By Valerie Tejeda

Lindsay Lohan will spend the rest of her rehab sentence at a new facility after reportedly fearing relapse at Betty Ford. MORE  

Washington Sees Heroin Spike After Painkiller Crackdown

By Valerie Tejeda

Tougher painkiller laws driving drug users to heroin is a growing national trend. MORE  

Joel Madden Blogs About Marijuana Bust

By Valerie Tejeda

The Good Charlotte singer got kicked out of an Australian hotel for pot, but won't face charges. MORE  

Binge Drinking Keeps Seniors Up All Night

By Valerie Tejeda

A study finds older people who binge drink frequently are more likely to have insomnia. MORE  

High-Fructose Corn Syrup "as Addictive as Cocaine"

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers say addiction to the common ingredient could help explain the obesity epidemic. MORE  

Smokers Cost Employers $6,000 More Per Year

By Valerie Tejeda

Researchers added up health care costs in addition to lost productivity due to "smoke breaks." MORE  

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