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Dangers of Smoking Cigarettes: What You Need to Know

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 24, 2016 2:37:00 PM

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths in the United States. Cigarette smoke harms almost every part of the body, causing many diseases. Cigarettes/tobacco contain many harmful chemicals. Did you know that cigarette smoking and exposure to tobacco smoke causes about 480,000 deaths year?

Health Effects of the Smoker

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SIDS, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness - Infographic

Posted by healtheo360 on Oct 16, 2015 12:13:56 AM

SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants 1 month to 1 year old. Did you know that about SIDS take about 2,200 lives each year? During this month, take time to acknowledge the families that have been affected by SIDS, stillbirth, and sudden unexpected infant death (SUID). First Candle focuses on continuing our mission to provide education, research, advocacy, and training to ensure every baby survives and thrives to his / her first birthday and beyond.

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Nicotine Eating Bacteria Could Help Smokers Kick The Habit

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 31, 2015 6:00:47 AM

A recent report from the Journal of the American Chemical Society, published August 19, 2015, details a brand-new approach to quitting smoking by using nicotine eating bacteria.

Most people who smoke cigarettes know smoking is bad for their health, but quitting is notoriously hard to do. Kicking the butt causes withdrawal, which can be uncomfortable. It often means making multiple attempts before finally being able to quit the habit.

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What you need to know about Bronchitis

Posted by healtheo360 on Aug 6, 2015 9:00:03 AM

Bronchitis is a condition where the lining of the bronchial tubes become inflamed or infected causing a prolonged cough. People with bronchitis have a reduced ability to breathe in air and oxygen into their lungs.

 

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E-Cigarettes Potential to Help People Quit Smoking

Posted by healtheo360 on May 29, 2014 3:12:34 PM

Tobacco use is one of the leading causes of death in America and for the 450 million smokers that exist today there are approximately 450,000 smoking-related deaths per year. While smoking is a definite risk, many people have chosen an alternate nicotine source: E-cigarettes.

E-cigarettes are electronic smoking devices that emit vapor from heated cartridges, which may or may not contain liquid nicotine and/or flavored liquid. So, while it mimics the same behavior of smoking a regular cigarette, users do not inhale the harmful chemicals and additives found in most tobacco.

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Smokers' Broken Bones May Heal Less Quickly: Study

Posted by healtheo360 on Mar 19, 2014 10:49:00 AM

TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Broken bones heal more slowly in smokers, a small new study suggests.

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CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products by Oct 1

Posted by healtheo360 on Feb 5, 2014 10:20:32 AM

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Hawaii: the Healthiest State in the US

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Jan 6, 2014 9:46:51 AM

Bunyos/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If beautiful beaches and great weather aren’t enough to convince you that Hawaii is a great place to live, consider a new study from the United Health Foundation that ranks the Aloha State the healthiest place to live in the U.S.

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‘Stress Gene’ Increases Heart Attack and Death Risk

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Dec 19, 2013 2:19:37 PM

Hemera/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) -- A gene mutation can increase your risk of heart attack and death as much as smoking does, new research suggests.

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Obese Children Have Higher Levels of Stress Hormone?

Posted by Team healtheo360 on Dec 17, 2013 5:57:44 AM

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children have elevated levels of a key stress hormone, according to a new study.

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