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Tips From Former Smokers- Becky’s Story

January 20, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

Becky started smoking cigarettes in 1976 as an exchange student when she was living with a host family in Germany during her junior year of high school. Becky smoked to fit in with her host family members and her friends. Over time, she discovered she had trouble quitting. At age 45, Becky was diagnosed with […]

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Cancer Patients and Cold Weather

January 20, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

If you have cancer, you are at risk for the same cold weather problems as other people, but your chances of getting sick are greater.  As the cold weather approaches, concerns about cold and flu season increase along with people’s thermostats. About 30 percent of people in the United States come down with the flu […]

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Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015

January 15, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

Both the house and senate have passed the “Child Nicotine Poisoning Prevention Act of 2015,”and it is now on its way to the president’s desk. This act requires that liquid nicotine be packaged in child proof containers that follow the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC’s) standards. You can take a closer look at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/142 . […]

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Secondhand smoke hits almost half of teens who don’t smoke

January 11, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

Even though fewer U.S. teens are smoking, secondhand smoke remains a big problem for them, a government study found. Nearly half of nonsmoking kids in middle school and high school encountered secondhand tobacco smoke in 2013, and rates were even higher among smokers. Earlier studies on teens and secondhand smoke in specific places, such as […]

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How Is Cervical Cancer Diagnosed and Treated?

January 7, 2016 | By Kevin Holmes

If your doctor says that you have cervical cancer, ask to be referred to a gynecologic oncologist—a doctor who has been trained to treat cancers of a woman’s reproductive system. This doctor will work with you to create a treatment plan. The extent of disease is referred to as the stage. Information about the size of the cancer […]

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