| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Air pollution kills about 7 million people a year and is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization.
The finding more than doubles previous estimates “and confirms that air...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
BANGOR, Maine — Sally Patterson reflected on her part in the healthcare system as she pointed her aging silver Subaru west on U.S. Highway 2 early one morning, headed for the tiny hamlet of Carmel.
"You've got to teach people how to look out for...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:30 PM
California's parched winter brought a big surge in air pollution, pushing the number of bad air days one-third higher than the previous winter and posing a serious health threat, state air quality officials said Tuesday.
Levels of haze-forming soot...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: American Cancer Society
Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they're in good health.
Current evidence supporting mammograms is even stronger than...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
With several weeks or more remaining in a particularly deadly influenza season, U.S. health officials on Thursday urged flu vaccinations for everyone over the age of 6 months, including pregnant women.
"Influenza can make anyone very sick, very fast and...
| Feb 12, 2014
Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world.
"Margaret was a consummate artist who...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:30 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.
Lawson died Jan. 10 at his home in San Luis Obispo of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The man who portrayed the Marlboro Man in the late 1970s died earlier this month from a smoking-related disease at the age of 72, the Associated Press reports.
Retired actor Eric Lawson died from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:29 PM
For the longest time, the Marlboro Man was synonymous with America's image of itself -- tough, self-sufficient, hard-working.
In one of the 20th century's most famous ad campaigns, which began in the 1950s, he was a rugged but handsome man who did the...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Don’t look now, America, but we’re running out of Marlboro Men.
And no, I don’t mean your Uncle Louie who works for sanitation back in Philly. I mean the real McCoys, the guys who appear in the ads. The latest to go was Eric Lawson,...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:46 PM
Veteran actor Leonard Nimoy, best known as Spock in the 1960s television series "Star Trek" and a string of feature films that followed, said he was "doing OK" after being diagnosed with lung disease and urged fans on Thursday to quit smoking.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Leonard Nimoy, best known as Mr. Spock of "Star Trek," has been diagnosed with a lung disease and is lobbying fans to quit smoking in order to prevent a similar fate of living less and not prospering.
The 82-year-old actor announced the news on...