Can Bad Things Ever Be Good For You?

When CVS announced their decision to stop selling cigarettes in their stores starting in October, I was surprised to find a heated debate on Facebook among some of my friends….

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CVS Stores to Stop Selling Tobacco Products

CVS Caremark announced that CVS/pharmacy stores will no longer sell cigarettes and other tobacco products starting October 1. CVS is the second largest drugstore chain in the U.S. and the…

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Diabetes, Erectile Dysfunction Added to Official List of Diseases Caused by Smoking

The U.S. Surgeon General is continuing to add to the official list of diseases caused by smoking cigarettes nearly 50 years after the government first issued a report on the…

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Weighing the Evidence on Electronic Cigarettes

E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver vaporized doses of nicotine that may be inhaled. Manufacturers of these electronic cigarettes say that they are a good alternative for smokers who want…

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Join the Great American Smokeout

If you don’t quit smoking today, tomorrow’s your day. This Thursday, November 21 is the Great American Smokeout, an event created by the American Cancer Society to spur Americans to…

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Today’s Headlines: Contaminated Spices, Early Aging and New Hope for Diabetes

12 percent of U.S. spice imports contaminated, F.D.A. finds: Inspection of imported spices by the Food and Drug Administration has found that “about 12 percent of spices brought to the United…

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Today’s Headlines: HPV Vaccine, Mondays and Gardening

Cervical cancer vaccine misses minority women, study finds: The two main cervical cancer vaccines “miss the strains most likely to infect black women,” a new study says. The vaccine protects…

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You Wanted to Know: Recovering from Smoking

You don’t need to hear it from me to know that smoking is bad for you. Thanks to decades of research and anti-smoking campaigns, most of us now know that…

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Today’s Headlines: Near-Death Experiences, Grandparents and Meditation

Near-death experiences aren’t figment of imagination, study shows: New evidence may shed some light on near-death experiences. University of Michigan researchers have found that the “brain remains conscious after the…

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Today’s Headlines: Alzheimer’s, Smokers and Longevity

Bacteria in brains suggests oral hygiene role in Alzheimer’s: “Bacteria linked to gum disease traveled to the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that dental hygiene plays a role…

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