New Research: E-Cigs Safer Alternative to Regular Cigarettes

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The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) has outpaced available scientific data. Now, a new analysis supports e-cigs as a safer alternative to conventional cigarettes.

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6 Reasons Why Your Blood Pressure Meds Aren’t Working

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When high blood pressure fails to respond to three medications, it takes some sleuthing to find other approaches. Doctors dig deeper to find causes behind resistant hypertension.

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Electronic Cigarettes: Weighing in on a Popular Trend

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Electronic cigarette (e-cig) manufacturers claim that they are a safer alternative to cigarettes. But two important questions must be addressed: Are e-cigs safe? Are they effective for smoking cessation?

If lung cancer it is detected in stage 1, lung cancer has a 80-85 percent cure rate. HealthHUb number from Cleveland Clinic

Lung Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives (Infographic)

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When it comes to lung cancer, there are various diagnostic tests used to determine the stage as well as how stage 1 and 2 lung cancer are defined. The good news: If it is detected in stage 1, lung cancer has a high cure rate.

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Greater Number of Diseases Now Attributed to Smoking

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The acting U.S. surgeon general says smoking is directly responsible for an even greater number of disease and illnesses, including diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancies.

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COPD: 4 Myths Debunked

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To mark today’s World COPD Day, physicians here and abroad are reaching out to COPD sufferers to give them tips on taking control of their health.

Studies show that smokers have a 77% greater risk of heart attack after surgery than nonsmokers.

Why Surgery and Cigarettes Don’t Mix (Infographic)

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If you're a smoker scheduled for surgery, know that smoking puts you at a higher risk for postoperative heart attacks, blood clots, pneumonia and even death. But there's also good news for smokers struggling to quit.

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‘Surprising Link’: Smoking and Bladder Cancer

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Plenty of people know the risks of cigarette smoke as it enters the body, but cigarette toxins present a high risk of bladder cancer as they leave the body. Experts say half of all bladder cancer deaths are caused by smoking.

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How to Live Better — Not Just Longer (Video)

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, chronic conditions, diabetes, exercise, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, heart video, heart videos, prevention, smoking, Steven Nissen MD, video

While the average life expectancy is increasing, not everyone is enjoying a good quality of life. Here’s how you can decrease your risk of chronic disease and increase your odds of living not just longer — but better.

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Talking Kids Out of Smoking

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A study finds that health care professionals who simply talk to young children about the negative health effects of smoking can make a difference.