| Dec 17, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Ask comedian Doug Benson his favorite time of the day, and he'll most likely say 4:20 p.m, otherwise known as "weed time."
An advocate for legalizing marijuana, Benson will perform his standup Monday at the Fort Lauderdale Improv, where he'll talk about...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:43 PM
(Reuters) - Trying to stop smoking? Smokers have considerably more success when they use nicotine patches or prescription medications than when they try to go it alone, an international study found.
Past research has yielded conflicting evidence on the...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:32 AM
25 years ago: Bridge walk marred by suicide
MACKINAW CITY -- More than 51,000 people walked across the Mackinac Bridge during the annual bridge walk, led by Gov. James Blanchard. The walk was marred by a suicide jump.
Petunia auction raises $14,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:21 AM
The Nov. 28 letter to the editor by Glen Forsch is a case in point for education on the puppy mill ordinance. His “facts” are simply untrue. He states that an outright ban would do nothing to solve the puppy mill problem, but supply and demand...
| Sep 13, 2012
As medical advances continue to deliver ever-more effective treatments for symptoms and diseases, some doctors say it's time to focus on keeping people from getting sick in the first place. In other words: Prevention needs to be the priority of the...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 12:36 PM
With state cigarette taxes to more than double Sunday, experts say some smokers might quit, some will shop elsewhere and some will just pay the extra fee.
Earlier this month Gov. Pat Quinn signed a package of bills into law that will slash health care...
| Sep 20, 2012
Kicking the habit: a to-do list for people looking to quit smoking
Penn State University professor Dr. Johnathan Foulds talks about treatment options and ways to stop smoking, focusing specifically on how to follow through on many of the ideas. Visit...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:56 PM
For 17 years of my life, my family sheltered me from the issue of smoking, since no members in my family were smokers. It wasn't until I built a relationship with a smoker that I developed a deep concern for the issue since my boyfriend, along with the...
| Jul 27, 2012
Frank Rosner has a certain spring in his step these days--because he has a new lease on life.
To say he used to smoke is an understatement.
"Only for about 35, 45 years,” Frank said. “I tried to quit and could not do it."
Not until last...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 10:43 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to people who've never smoked, former smokers have a higher risk of developing two inflammatory bowel diseases, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new study.
"The increased risk of ulcerative...
| Aug 5, 2012
The stigma surrounding lung cancer bothers Diane Legg.
"Most often the first question asked is, 'Did you smoke?'" she said. "No other disease, nobody asks such an in-your-face question. Most people who have a heart attack, they don't ask if they smoked....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Obsessive fans have always been known to go to extremes to get the attention of their idols, but Justin Bieber fans have taken their devotion to a disturbing and horrifying level this week. After Bieber was photographed smoking marijuana in California,...