The Dos and Don’ts of Snorting Cocaine

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Do:  Refrain from using cocaine.

Don’t:  Waver from this decision.

Cocaine is a highly addictive stimulant that can have negative effects on the user after just a single dose.  So potent is this substance that the brain’s addiction center can register a weeklong surge in activity after just one hit.  While it is classified as a Schedule II narcotic and has certain specific medical applications, cocaine is illegal for “recreational use” and its abuse often leads to tragic consequences.

Cocaine is produced from ...

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Why Do I Feel A Lump In My Throat?

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Globus pharyngeus or globus sensation is the feeling of having a lump in your throat. Generally unrelated to an actual blockage, it is the persistent sensation that something is lodged there. The condition is usually benign and doesn’t interfere with swallowing or breathing, but it can cause (and be related to) stress and anxiety. Globus is a fairly common complaint, accounting for four percent of referrals to ear, nose and throat specialists.

Though there is no specific protocol for its diagnosis, ...

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