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smoking

Boost your bacteria—kick the habit

Your gut microbe undergoes significant changes when you quit smoking—and that's probably a good thing, researchers say.

Survey: Many fear cancer, but feel powerless

More than half of Americans say they're concerned about developing cancer—and 1 in 4 believe there's nothing they can do to prevent it.

Patient Story

The vestiges of war

Vietnam veteran Patrick Wilson, a former smoker, underwent surgery for lung cancer—only to learn he had an enlarged aorta, too.

E-cig industry under scrutiny

Governments take action and health officials sound the alarm about a vaping epidemic among youth.

Patient Story

Stroke rate keeps falling

Researchers are trying to understand the precise mix of factors that contribute to improved health outcomes.

The power of a hearty nap

Study: Indulging in the occasional siesta might reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Study: Active body shapes agile mind

An active lifestyle is a surefire way to help maintain a clear, healthy mind well into your later years.

30 minutes to a healthier you

Study: Even a modest amount of exercise lowers the odds of dying from this deadly type of stroke.

Is your heart ready for pregnancy?

Diabetes and other diseases can put expectant moms at higher risk of complications such as pre-term labor and potentially fatal preeclampsia.

Patient Story

Visions of better tomorrows

Not all strokes happen quickly. But quick action still makes all the difference.

Research links HPV to heart disease

Mounting evidence indicates the most common sexually transmitted virus is likely tied to a higher risk of stroke and heart problems.

Tobacco’s latest casualty: Vision

Research shows that smoking can damage perception of color and contrast, with heavy smokers suffering the most severe deficits.

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