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COPD (INACTIVE)

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  • 1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says

    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...
  • In northern Maine, collaboration brings better health

    In northern Maine, collaboration brings better health
    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...
  • Drought linked to polluted winter air

    Drought linked to polluted winter air
    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...
  • Early breast cancer detection is vital

    Source: American Cancer Society whatdoctorsknow.com 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...
  • CDC urges flu vaccinations amid mounting H1N1 illnesses

    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...
  • Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014

    Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014
    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...
  • Ex-Marlboro Man Eric Lawson Dies at 72

    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...
  • Former Marlboro Man dies from smoking-related disease

    Former Marlboro Man dies from smoking-related disease
    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...
  • At least four Marlboro Men have died of smoking-related diseases

    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...
  • Are there ashtrays in heaven? R.I.P., Marlboro Man.

    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,...
  • 'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy 'doing OK' after lung disease diagnosis

    'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy 'doing OK' after lung disease diagnosis
    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. "Smokers,...
  • Leonard Nimoy has lung disease, urges fans to quit smoking

    Leonard Nimoy has lung disease, urges fans to quit smoking
    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...