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  • The pot-smokers' confessional

    The pot-smokers' confessional
    — 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. It is...
  • Lifestyle choices may help treat mild case of obstructive sleep apnea

    Lifestyle choices may help treat mild case of obstructive sleep apnea
    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does having sleep apnea affect my health? Are there treatments that I can try for sleep apnea other than a CPAP machine? ANSWER: People who have sleep apnea repeatedly stop and start breathing when they sleep. There are two main...
  • Mayor agrees to smaller cigarette tax increase

    Mayor agrees to smaller cigarette tax increase
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to reduce the size of his proposed cigarette tax increase, but Chicago is still poised to have the highest per-pack tax in the nation. At a City Council Finance Committee meeting Monday, a day before the full council vote...
  • Letting stress float away

    Letting stress float away
    Recently, I spent an hour floating in a 4-by-8 isolation tank filled with tepid salt water in a basement in Manassas, Va. No, this wasn't a "Silence of the Lambs" scenario. It was an exercise meant to bolster my sanity, not endanger it. Floating in...
  • Government going overboard in ban of e-cigarettes

    Government going overboard in ban of e-cigarettes
    As a recovering nicotine addict, the rising tide of local bans against puffing in public on electronic cigarettes makes me wonder what lawmakers have been smoking. By an overwhelming 45-4 vote last week, Chicago's City Council followed New York, Los...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Lifestyle choices may help treat mild case of obstructive sleep apnea

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How does having sleep apnea affect my health? Are there treatments that I can try for sleep apnea other than a CPAP machine? ANSWER: People who have sleep apnea repeatedly stop and start breathing when they sleep. There are two main...
  • Eye exams can help save sight for diabetics

    Eye exams can help save sight for diabetics
    Diabetic retinopathy affects about 28.5 percent of Americans with diabetes age 40 and older; that amounts to 7 million people. It is the leading cause of blindness in adults up to age 74 —- and in many cases, early detection can prevent it. The...
  • Gender issue becomes fashion issue

     Gender issue becomes fashion issue
    Dear Amy: My 24-year-old son has come out as "gender queer" and states that he doesn't want to identify as either male or female. He just wants to be himself. Although he has never shown a desire to wear women's clothes before, he has recently taken...
  • Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth

    Cigars, e-cigarettes and hookahs increasingly popular among youth
    Cigarette use among middle school and high school students is on the decline, but public health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are concerned about other ways that tobacco and nicotine  use is rising among kids. Electronic...
  • Advertisers stick with 'Duck Dynasty.' Sony has cloudy plans

    Advertisers stick with 'Duck Dynasty.' Sony has cloudy plans
    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...
  • Are e-cigs a tobacco problem or part of the solution?

    The federal government should regulate e-cigarettes and states should forbid their sale to minors, but an outright ban would collide with the public health goal of reducing harm where possible, public health officials write in the New England Journal of...
  • Stephen Goldstein: Some resolutions you can certainly keep

      On New Year's Eve, scrap your "champagne wishes and caviar dreams" and get real. On Dec. 31 at the stroke of midnight, well-intentioned Americans everywhere will once again declare that this will finally be the year they achieve their New Year's...