About half the deaths from heart and vascular disease in the U.S. could be prevented, says a recent study. All it takes is eliminating five preventable risk factors. Learn how to protect yourself.
Even if you’ve been a lifelong smoker, it is never too late to quit. In this infographic, our experts explain how your lungs – and the rest of your body – begin recovering, less than half an hour after you quit.
We have more power over our health than any other generation in history. Learn how causes of death have changed over the past 100 years.
In addition to damaging your lungs, tobacco use is a significant contributor to pain throughout the body. Find out if smoking is hurting you more than you know.
How old is too old for a joint replacement? Patients are often surprised to learn that there is no absolute age limit on who can safely undergo this procedure. However, there are other factors to consider.
If you have MS and smoke, there’s now more reason than ever to quit. New research shows continued smoking after an initial multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis appears to speed up the disease and lead to greater disability faster. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly … Read More
Teens who use electronic cigarettes, commonly known as e-cigarettes, may be more likely to start smoking tobacco, a new study says.
For clues about problems in your mouth, stick out your tongue and look in the mirror. A healthy tongue should be pink and covered with small nodules (papillae). Any deviation from your tongue’s normal appearance, or any pain, may be cause for concern. Family physician Daniel Allan, MD, discusses why you should watch for changes … Read More
If you have multiple sclerosis, you can do things to help limit unpredictable flare-ups of pain, dizziness, numbness and imbalance. In particular, people with relapsing-remitting MS, can take steps to avoid certain behaviors and situations that trigger MS flare-ups or relapses. Neurologist Alexander Rae-Grant, MD, identifies eight triggers that may lead to relapses or flare-ups. Avoid these … Read More
With age come wisdom, experience and, unfortunately, a higher risk of bladder cancer. Certainly, bladder cancer can occur at any age, but it’s more common in older men and much less frequently an issue in younger men and women. Time gives you more chances to become exposed to harmful chemicals that get processed through your … Read More