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  • Apodaca: Clearing the air about electronic cigarettes

    An alarming trend is rapidly emerging, fed by a smoke screen of misinformation, clever marketing ploys and widespread ignorance. I'm referring to the growing use of electronic cigarettes by kids, a development that has health officials, educators and...
  • Officials Urge Restrictions On E-Cigarette Marketing

    Holding a brightly colored electronic cigarette, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Monday that the device is obviously marketed to children and reminds him of another legal battle he waged. "I will tell you, as someone who fought the tobacco companies,...
  • Long Beach passes even stricter e-cigarette rules than L.A.

    Long Beach passes even stricter e-cigarette rules than L.A.
    Long Beach approved strict rules on the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces late Tuesday, tougher regulations than were adopted hours earlier by the Los Angeles City Council. The restrictions, adopted on a 9-0 vote, mean Los Angeles County&...
  • Differences between men and women can impact their risk of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know that heart disease is the leading killer among men and women, but is it true that men and women have different risk factors for heart disease? ANSWER: You're correct that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and...
  • Long Beach adopts strict regulations on e-cigarettes

    Long Beach adopts strict regulations on e-cigarettes
    Long Beach has approved strict rules on the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces, tougher even than the regulations just adopted by the Los Angeles City Council. The restrictions, adopted on a 9-0 vote late Tuesday, mean that Los Angeles...
  • Walgreen Co. to close 76 unprofitable stores

    Walgreen Co. to close 76 unprofitable stores
    Walgreen Co. on Tuesday said it plans to shutter 76 unprofitable drugstores by August as part of a plan to save $40 million to $50 million per year beginning in its fiscal 2015. The Deerfield-based drugstore chain, the nation’s largest, declined...
  • Mailbag: Vaping done right can be good

    Patrice Apodaca's column "Clear air about vaping" (March 20, Huntington Beach Independent) was interesting to read, although heavily slanted. Vaping has gotten a large amount of press on the downside, and I agree it can be harmful if misused. Parents...
  • Orland Park considering e-cigarette restrictions

    Orland Park considering e-cigarette restrictions
    Orland Park officials are considering restricting use of electronic cigarettes, citing growing interest from vendors eager to sell the devices in local malls. "This needs to go in our no smoking ordinance. They're preying on our young population, and...
  • Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims

    Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims
    A fair amount of conversation about e-cigarettes has involved their use in purportedly helping people to quit smoking. Researchers on Monday said the evidence for that has been “unconvincing,” and they suggest that regulations should forbid...
  • Wellness programs may help your financial health

    If you have employer-provided health insurance, you don't have to worry about meeting the March 31 deadline to sign up for coverage through the state-based health care exchanges. But like any consumer today, you may be wondering how to lower your health...
  • Rep. Henry Waxman to retire after four decades in Congress

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
  • Cut your risk, cut your insurance rates

    Q: My wife told her life insurer she had lost weight, and the company slashed her rate by nearly $200 a year. Can I do the same if my health has improved, and does this work with other types of insurance? -- J.K., Baltimore, Md. A: Life, disability and...