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Healthy Valentine’s Day for a Healthy Heart
Valentine’s Day — a day of chocolates, romantic dinners and loving hearts. Why can't it also be a day to focus on heart health?
Another Reason to Quit: Smoking and Back Pain
Of all the parts of the body smoking can damage, the back doesn't seem like it would be one of them. Many smokers with lower back arthritis, however, may beg to differ. Smokers with this condition may not respond as well to treatment as nonsmokers.
Why Colorectal Cancer Survivors Shouldn't Smoke
Patients who have survived colorectal cancer have been through a lot. And they may go through more if they keep lighting up.
Teen Nicotine Use: More Than Just Cigarettes
These days, tobacco and nicotine can take many forms. And many teens may be exploring these products.
Kicking Cancer by Kicking the Habit
Quitting smoking may benefit more than just the lungs of prostate cancer patients. It may improve the course of their treatment.
4 Steps to Help Prevent Birth Defects
Pregnant women can decrease the chances of birth defects by following four healthy strategies.
Even Lighting Up Occasionally May Spark Health Concerns
Teens may have a tendency to think they're bulletproof, but even an occasional cigarette can be harmful to their health.
The Healing Power of Quitting Smoking
One more entry on the list of reasons to quit smoking: quitting may help your body heal its wounds. Many doctors, however, may not be talking about this benefit with their patients who smoke.
Smoking: How to Kick the Habit in the New Year
Ready to quit smoking for the new year? It may not be easy, but it’s doable.
Teen Substance Abuse Rates Dropped
Parents may breathe a little easier — fewer teens may be lighting up, getting high and binge drinking.