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Is Vaping Bad for You? A Look at Vaping vs. Smoking

Is Vaping Bad for You? A Look at Vaping vs. Smoking

My husband has been on and off cigarettes for as long as I’ve known him. He recently turned to vaping to try to kick the habit. While the smell of strawberry candy and chai tea is certainly more appealing than that of cigarettes, I had some serious doubts about the

Migraine Symptoms: Treatment (and Prevention) Tips

Migraine Symptoms: Treatment (and Prevention) Tips

People who suffer migraine symptoms know they can include an intense pulsing or throbbing ache on the front or side of the head. The pain can last anywhere from four to 72 hours, and it’s severe enough for many sufferers to describe it as feeling like a vise grip is

6. How to Handle Prostate Disease

If you’ve been given a diagnosis of prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or prostatitis, you may feel overwhelmed. Prostate disease causes frustrating and unpleasant symptoms that may seriously affect your quality of life. As with any illness, though, you’ll find it helpful to be well informed so that you

Quit Smoking: Increase Your Life Expectancy with COPD

Quit Smoking: Increase Your Life Expectancy with COPD

If you’re battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and you’re still a smoker, you’ve likely already heard this good advice: Give up cigarettes and you can improve life expectancy with COPD.

Nicotine is an addictive substance that acts on regions of the brain that produce pleasurable effects, and it produces these effects

What Causes Heart Attacks—and How to Prevent Them

What Causes Heart Attacks—and How to Prevent Them

What causes heart attacks is the stoppage of blood flow through a coronary artery. The heart muscle that normally keeps pumping blood out to the body and the lungs becomes starved for oxygen. Without a steady supply of oxygenated blood, heart muscle tissue becomes damaged. If blood flow remains blocked

Manage Migraines to Improve Your Quality of Life

If you suffer from migraines, you know how debilitating these headaches and their associated symptoms can be.

Migraine affects more than 10 percent of people worldwide. Roughly one-third of migraine sufferers expe-rience what is known as an “aura,” a visual disturbance that appears as flashing lights, zigzag lines, or a temporary

How Precision Medicine and Genetic Profiling Will Impact Your Health

The term “personalized medicine”—the use of genetic profiles to help make medical decisions—has evolved into “precision medicine,” and the implications will change the way conditions and diseases are diagnosed, treated, and perhaps prevented.

Ronald Crystal, MD, Chairman of the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College, explains, “Precision medicine

A Four-Step Strategy To Break Bad Habits

Don’t smoke. Lose weight. Exercise more. Those curt instructions are akin to asking a person to drive down a long dark road riddled with potholes and no map to lead the way. No matter how focused you are, you’re going to hit some bumps that slow your progress. But realizing

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