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How does smoking starve your heart of oxygen?

You know how some people try to commit suicide by enclosing themselves in a garage with a running vehicle? When you smoke, you're filling your blood with that same deadly chemical -- carbon monoxide.


How does alcohol make you drunk?

At best, drinking alcohol can lower your inhibitions and relax you; at worst, it can be dangerous. Find out exactly how alcohol does what it does. See more »

DUI Victim Tells His Heartbreaking Story

This state highway patrolman thought the good he was doing on the roads would keep his family safe from drunk drivers. He was shocked when his daughter was killed in a d.u.i. accident. See more »

Coffee Makes You Smarter, Thinner, and Healthier

More than giving you a buzz, coffee is now proving what many of us claim that we've always known: coffee is good for you! See more »

Medical Cannabis Cultivation Methods

The medical marijuana industry is growing into the mainstream, with millions of patients now eligible to use it to relieve the symptoms of their neurodegenerative disorders and chronic diseases. How can you cultivate it correctly and legally? See more »

History of Medical Cannabis Use

People often joke about the supposed benefits of "medical" marijuana, but the controversial plant has a surprisingly long history of use for medicinal purposes. We'll get a whiff of cannabis' medical history in this article. See more »

5 Common Uses of Medical Cannabis

Learn more about medical cannabis. Find out the five common symptoms that medical cannabis helps to relieve. See more »

What are the different types of synthetic cannabis?

Learn more about the different types of synthetic cannabis and how these substances are being used to treat patients. Find out more about this form of alternative medicine. See more »

What states allow medical cannabis?

Learn more about state legislation governing medical cannabis use. Find out about use, possession and cultivation of medical cannabis in your state. See more »

5 Family Intervention Tips

If you know an addict who needs help, a family intervention might be their only hope. Get the tips you need to hold a successful one. See more »

Is aeroponics used by marijuana growers?

The idea of growing plants without the use of soil has applications for marijuana growers. You can learn more about aeroponics from this article. See more »