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  • WWII Vet Should Follow Smoking Edict

    It's hard not to be sympathetic to Andy Nowicki. He is a decorated combat veteran of World War II and is about to turn 90. He picked up the smoking habit 70 years ago, back when the Army put free cigarettes in C-ration kits. Now he and his wife face...
  • Why do the disadvantaged suffer more Type 2 diabetes?

    The twin plagues of economic hardship and low academic attainment turn out to be an inflammatory problem, not just for society but for the human bodies beset by them. And for many, including those in minority groups who disproportionately experience...
  • Study: Cigarettes with no brand markings less satisfying

    Study: Cigarettes with no brand markings less satisfying
    Legal challenges have stalled the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's proposal to require that graphic warning labels cover half of all cigarette packages, but a new study suggests a less in-your-face tactic — requiring packaging to be plain —...
  • Migraines: Can dementia, stroke or heart attack be next?

    New Harvard research confirms some links, rejects others. Two new studies from Harvard examine the possible associations between migraine headaches and other conditions. One study offers encouraging news: the headaches will not hurt thinking skills....
  • Prevent peripheral artery disease

    Eliminating four risk factors can reduce PAD cases. When it comes to peripheral artery disease (PAD) among men, common risk factors have a strong cumulative effect. That's among the findings of a recent Harvard study published in The Journal of the...
  • Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?

    Can electronic cigarettes help smokers kick the traditional habit?
    Darrin Gold had been smoking for 27 years when he picked up an electronic cigarette. The Los Angeles real estate broker had tried to quit via nicotine gum, patches and lozenges, and didn't hold out much hope for the personal vaporizer. A few days later,...
  • Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming

    Electronic cigarettes: No smoking, but lots of fuming
    Customers at the Vapor Spot in Los Angeles puff on electronic vaporizers in an environment that looks like a cross between a swanky bar and a pharmacy, with black-shirted staffers tending frosted-glass countertops and hundreds of dropper bottles of "e-...
  • One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says

    One-quarter of deaths from heart disease, stroke avoidable, CDC says
    At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • News briefs: Harvard study: Benefits of quitting smoking trump subsequent weight gain

    Many people delay an attempt to stop smoking because of possible weight gain that may follow. But a new study concludes that a few extra pounds won't hurt your heart as much as smoking will. The findings, published March 13, 2013, in The Journal of the...
  • Maintaining independence: Don't overlook foot and ankle health

    To stay moving you need to get moving. Follow these top five strategies to be more active. You might not give much thought to the health of your feet and ankles, but it's crucial to your mobility and independence. "Most people ignore problems with...
  • Florida program to help residents quit smoking without gaining weight

    Florida program to help residents quit smoking without gaining weight
    If you want to quit smoking but are worried about gaining weight, the Florida Department of Health may be able to help. The state's Tobacco Free Florida program recently began offering all participants who enroll in Florida Quitline telephone counseling...
  • Crystal Vapor in La Cañada offers a smoking alternative

    Crystal Vapor in La Cañada offers a smoking alternative
    Crystal Galbraith sucks on a device that resembles a bulky pen, blowing out smoke-like clouds of vapor behind a counter. Inside the new electronic cigarette store on Foothill Boulevard that the 30-year-old co-owns, “vaping” is a regular...