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American Heart Association Issues E-Cigarette Recommendations

August 25, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy statement on these products. The American Heart Association – which over the years has actively advocated against […]

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Skin Cancer Overview

August 7, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

What are the risk factors for skin cancer? Risk factors for non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers include: Unprotected and/or excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation (sunlight or tanning booths and lamps) Pale skin (easily sunburned, doesn’t tan much or at all, natural red or blond hair) Workplace exposure to coal tar, pitch, creosote, arsenic compounds, or radium […]

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UAMS Breast Center First in Central Arkansas to Offer 3-D Mammograms

August 4, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

  LITTLE ROCK – Women in central Arkansas have new tool in the fight against breast cancer.   The Breast Center at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute announces the addition 3-D mammography technology to its full array of services. The UAMS Breast Center is the only facility in central Arkansas to offer this […]

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Study Finds Children Living With People Who Smoke Miss More School

August 4, 2014 | By Kevin Holmes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 6, 2012) – A study published by PEDIATRICS® found that children living with one or more adults who smoked in the home were absent from school more days per year than children living in a home without people who smoke.  The study also showed that children living with two or more […]

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