| Sep 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:13 PM
A hard-hitting, $54-million public health campaign designed to scare smokers into quitting appears to have prompted 100,000 people to give up cigarettes, according to a new report. That works out to a cost of $540 per quitter.
The Centers for Disease...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Electronic cigarettes helped wean smokers off regular cigarettes in a clinical trial – though the quit rate was essentially the same as for nicotine patches.
The trial, conducted in New Zealand, was billed as the first head-to-head comparison of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Dr. Wilmot C. Ball Jr., former head of the division of respiratory diseases at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, died Oct. 12 of complications from dementia at the Edenwald retirement community. He was 85.
The son of a Bell Laboratories electrical engineer and...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Together, hepatitis B and C represent one of the major threats to global health. Hepatitis B and C are both 'silent' viruses, and because many people feel no symptoms, you could be infected for years without knowing it....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Five years ago, Shannon Petitjean weighed more than the biggest Raven, smoked three packs of cigarettes a week and drank too much.
Petitjean, of Leonardtown, will compete in her first Baltimore Marathon on Saturday having shed 190 pounds...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:57 PM
From the City of Evanston Web site, an announcement about the 2013 Community Health Survey:
"The Evanston Health Department is currently conducting its 2013 Community Health Survey. A random selection of residents received surveys in the mail in...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Restaurants don't know what to do about them. Critics claim they're “peddling addiction” to kids. Defenders say they're anti-cancer. Lawmakers in this state can't decide if they're good, or bad, or both, while officials in 40 states (including...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jonathan Warren walks through the maze of corridors until he finds the little room. Anxiously, he puts on the earphones and adjusts the wraparound visor. The image before him is crude: Road, desert, truck.
Describe that day, his therapist says.
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:54 AM
From the Village of Skokie Web site, an announcement about an upcoming stop smoking clinic:
"The Skokie Health Department is offering a free, stop smoking clinic for those who live or work in Skokie. The six-week clinic takes place on Mondays at 7 p....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
If you want to quit smoking but are worried about gaining weight, the Florida Department of Health may be able to help.
The state's Tobacco Free Florida program recently began offering all participants who enroll in Florida Quitline telephone counseling...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is every parent's worst nightmare. From the time a family has a baby until that child is a year old, SIDS is a concern.
Most new parents today know about the Back to Sleep campaign (BTS), which...