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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 . […]

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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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2015 Research Roundup: 10 Key Breakthroughs and Insights

December 29, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

From pain relief in childhood cancer to a potential vaccine for colon cancer, countless new breakthroughs and insights are supported by funding from the American Cancer Society. Click through to learn about 10 highlights in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment that made our headlines in 2015.

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Flu Treatment for Cancer Patients and Survivors

December 28, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Flu Treatment for Cancer Patients and Survivors CDC recommends antiviral drugs to treat and prevent infection. Antiviral drugs are prescription medicines that stop flu viruses from reproducing in your body. If you get sick, antiviral drugs can make your illness milder and make you feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. If you have received cancer […]

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Boston raises tobacco-buying age to 21

December 28, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

The city’s Board of Health voted this week to increase the legal age to buy smoking products to 21, a move the administration said adds Boston to the list of more than 85 other communities across the state. According to the administration, the new rules now require people to be 21 in order to buy […]

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Keep Active this Holiday Season – Take a Walk in the Mall!

December 15, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

The holidays are here again! Not only does this festive season bring egg nog, cookies, candy canes and stuffing with extra gravy, in many areas it also means cooler temperatures. Although being physically active can help you avoid some holiday weight gain, what should you do if it is too cold or icy outside? Why […]

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State Tobacco Settlement 17 Years Later- Report

December 8, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Since the states settled their lawsuits against the major tobacco companies in 1998, our annual reports have assessed whether the states are keeping their promise to use a significant portion of their settlement funds – estimated at $246 billion over the first 25 years – to attack the enormous public health problems caused by tobacco […]

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