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Category: Smoking

Seniors Can Quit Smoking — And It’s Never Too Late to Benefit

There’s no sugar-coating it: smoking cessation is an uphill battle. In surveys of older smokers, as many as half say that they would like to quit smoking altogether. But beating the harsh chemical addiction to nicotine is only part of the equation; smoking…

Health News Round-Up: Combating Cancer from a New Research Angle

Cancer Research Suggests a New Genetic Frontier in Treatment Previously, treating a patient’s cancer meant treating the type of cancer: breast, prostate, skin, etc. Some types call for specialized surgeries, others for specifically developed medications, others for finely tuned chemotherapy or radiation…

Explore a Common Lung Disease for National COPD Awareness Month

National COPD Awareness Month More than 11 million people in the United States are known to have the advanced lung disease chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Moreover, experts believe that many more may not be diagnosed. This common condition, the third leading…

Health News Round-Up: ‘Genetic Counseling’ to Comprehend Cancer Risks

What Does My Genetic Test Tell Me? Genetic Counseling Can Explain Genetics can tell us a lot, so long as we understand how to interpret them. In some cases, our genes can make us vulnerable to certain inherited diseases. One such example…

HealthNews Round-Up: Building a Better Place Setting for Dementia

Engineering Easier Eating and Drinking for Cognitive Decline Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia affect more than thinking and memory; as cognitive decline progresses, patients may struggle to eat and drink. Both the visual recognition of food and the motor skills…

Health News Round-Up: Cardiac Health Gains and Heart Attack Response

The Latest in Heart Health and Treatment Thanks to advances in comprehension and communication, emergency treatments for heart attacks are becoming ever faster and more effective. In the case of a heart attack, a speedy response can be lifesaving. This is why…

Health News Round-Up: Role of Technology in Elder Care

Transforming Seniors’ Health Through Technology Global technology leaders IBM and Apple are working together to pilot an immense new social program. In partnership with Japan’s largest health and life insurance provider, the companies plan to distribute millions of Apple iPads to the…

Health News Round-Up: Exercise Benefits Parkinson’s Patients

Physical Activity Can Counteract the Effects of Parkinson’s Activities ranging from drumming to dance can help patients with Parkinson’s disease to regain range and smoothness of motion and reduce the need for medication. Recent studies have shown substantial gains in patients who…

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