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A new anti-tobacco campaign is urging smokers to turn to their physicians for help in quitting. The campaign – "Talk With Your Doctor" – also encourages clinicians to ask patients whether they smoke and to offer them assistance giving up...
A skeleton straddles a bicycle, a muscle-bound athlete winds up for a baseball pitch, and another figure stares blank-eyed into the distance. The whole body specimens displayed as part of "Bodies Revealed," an Atlanta-based exhibition of preserved,...
Stroke Center medical director, The Hospital of Central ConnecticutNearly 800,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year, and more than 137,000 people die from a stroke. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States. This unfortunate situation could be improved if people knew more about stroke warning signs and...
Premium Health News ServiceQ. I'm 73 years old. Will quitting smoking really make a difference in my health at this point? A. In my patients who are smokers, one of the biggest obstacles to quitting is their belief that they've already damaged their body and quitting won't reverse...
The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo.Nobody really wants to go back to the bad old days of smoke-filled restaurants, bars and public events. ''Asking me if I wanted to sit in a 'no-smoking' section of a restaurant was like asking me if I wanted to swim in the 'no-peeing' part of a swimming...
The Fayetteville Observer, N.C.When he was 12, Tom Norton's grandmother made him watch as his uncle died from delirium tremens -- acute tremors or seizures caused by alcohol withdrawal. "She made me watch him because she knew he was dying," Norton said, "because she enabled him for...
El Paso Times, TexasSome vato once said buttered toast is one of the simple perks of civilization. He said he once found a toaster among the stuff donated to a shelter he helped run in Juarez, plugged it in and relished a piece of toast, only to later feel guilty about...
Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Minn.A box of doughnuts at a staff meeting may not be as healthy as a bowl of fruit. But if fruit is the only option, people will likely make a healthy choice. "We need to make the healthy choice the easy choice," said Brenda Cossette, Fergus Falls city...
Premium Health News ServiceBERRIES MIGHT LOWER HEART RISKS A recent study in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association offers more evidence to bolster berries' health benefits. The study included 93,000 women (ages 25-42) who were enrolled in the Nurses' Health...
The Oakland TribuneOakland native Ruth Beckford is a Bay Area dance legend who used to thrill audiences with her acrobatic moves. Beckford, was a disciple of the late Katherine Dunham, the matriarch of the modern black dance movement. Beckford taught at Dunham's school in...
The BladeWhen doctors informed Josh Harris, that he had to quit smoking or he'd continue to be plagued with upper respiratory infections, the Toledo man immediately started looking for a substitute. Not yet ready to completely give up smoking, Mr. Harris opted...
Authorities in Sacramento allege that a woman slapped a deputy as a way to go to jail and stop smoking. On Friday, Etta Lopez was sentenced to 63 days in jail for battery of a peace officer. She pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge and was...
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