| 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...
| Jan 23, 2014
Dear Amy: I am a guy in love with a lesbian, and I don't know what to do.
She is definitely a lesbian and has a girlfriend. I don't want to pressure her or make her uncomfortable. I'm not trying to get her to fall in love with me because I know that...
| Jan 21, 2014
— Everybody's doing it — confessing their youthful, pot-smoking ways — so here goes.
I don't remember.
Kidding, kidding. Anyone over 30 recognizes the old adage: If you remember the '60s, you weren't there. Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk.
| Jan 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
After Dan Williamson unexpectedly landed in the hospital a year and a half ago and underwent heart surgery, his doctor told him that if he wanted to live a healthier life, he was going to have to lose weight.
So the 58-year-old chief executive of...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 10:43 PM
Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population.
In a package of studies published...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:18 AM
After the coffee. Before running for sheriff of Los Angeles County.
The Skinny: I successfully renewed my driver's license, which required taking the written test again. I only got two wrong and one was about rules for smoking in a car and I quit...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Loyola University Medicine
A recent cigarette tax hike in Illinois is making smoking dangerous to people's physical and financial health. The additional economic pressures are compelling people to quit smoking. In fact, 70...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:11 AM
Dear Pharmacist: My daughter has cervical dysplasia, and I'm wondering if the HPV vaccine will protect her from getting cancer. How can a young woman protect against this cancer? — J.D., Silver Springs, Fla.
Dear J.D.: No, it's never been proven...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:36 PM
Responding to the death Friday of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, many of the world’s most respected rock and country vocalists expressed their sorrow over the loss.
As these artists discussed the influence the Everlys had on their own music,...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:53 PM
The more people stopped from smoking, the better for them, their families and the state, in money and lives saved. Given that, Connecticut should be a leader in helping people quit smoking or keeping them from beginning. Sadly — amazingly —...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don't have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease?...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 3:47 PM
E-cigarettes, those battery-powered nicotine vapor delivery systems that are infiltrating the airwaves, schoolyards, and public spaces, are threatening to undo a decades-long campaign to stigmatize smoking.
That's according to an article in the latest...