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Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

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While we all know candy and soda are not good for our teeth, there are other things we may be doing that we don't realize could be harming our dental health. Find easy tips to take better care of your teeth and gums.


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Male Infertility: Helping You Sort Fact From Fiction

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There are many common misunderstandings about the causes of male infertility. Here’s your chance to learn what’s real and what’s myth.


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E-Cigarettes: Tobacco-Free, But Your Heart May Still Be at Risk

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E-cigarette fans say they are a safer, tobacco-free alternative to smoking cigarettes. But vapers still inhale nicotine and a new study suggests nicotine directly damages heart cells.


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Don’t Ignore That Painful Mouth Sore (Video)

Tags: head and neck cancer, mouth sores, oral cancer, oral health, tobacco

If you have a bleeding mouth sore or pain that lingers, don’t ignore it. It's probably nothing, but you want to get it checked out. In some cases, prolonged irritation ends up being squamous cell cancer.


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5 S.M.A.R.T. Tips for Quitting Tobacco

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It doesn’t matter whether you are a cigarette smoker, cigar smoker or tobacco chewer. Quitting tobacco is one of the most important things you’ll ever do.


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What Happens When You Quit Smoking? (Slideshow)

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You know smoking isn’t healthy, but do you know what happens to your body when you quit? It gets better — top to bottom, lungs to legs. Learn how in this slideshow.


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How to Quit Smoking Without Gaining Weight

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You can stub out cigarettes for good without putting on extra pounds. Use these tips to gain a healthier life without gaining much weight.


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Smoking — The Hookah Habit Is Harmful

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Teens may find hookah smoking glamorous and exotic, but it is every bit as addictive as cigarette smoking — and may be more so.


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Battling a Rare, Genetic Lung Cancer (Video)

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We often associate lung cancer with tobacco, but 25-year-old Matthew Hiznay is a lung cancer patient who never smoked a cigarette.


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Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

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An expert talks about the best ways to quit smoking — one of the best things you can for yourself and your health.