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smoking

Could promiscuity up cancer risk?

Having more sexual partners could increase your exposure to problematic viruses.

Vaping could re-shape DNA

Chemical changes seen in cancer patients are also found in people who vape or smoke.

Kicking the habit? Don’t go it alone

Your odds of quitting for good will improve if you lean on therapies and others for help.

Can statins stifle healthy habits?

Some who take medication for high cholesterol or blood pressure might stop exercising or gain weight in later years.

Want to create a new you?

If you're aiming to kick the habit or change a problematic behavior, you don't have to do it alone—but it does come down to you.

Fountain of youth—is it skim milk?

Those who drink higher-fat milk may have skimpier telomeres, a telltale sign of worsening age.

Quit smoking? That means vapes, too

The e-cig industry would like you to believe their product is a safe alternative to cigarettes. It's not.

Patient Story

Lightening a heavy load

After undergoing a rare double-surgery to eliminate a blockage and restore blood flow, Marvin Lafountain is eager to resume his old life—minus the smoking habit.

Don’t let your resolutions go up in smoke

Have you decided 2020 is going to be the year to quit smoking once and for all? You’re not the only one.

Patient Story

‘I’m going to live’

Screening found early-stage cancer in Marty LaBrecque’s lung. After minimally invasive surgery, the former smoker is free of cancer and ready to live.

Breast cancer—early detection is key

Doctors can help save lives when they know the risk factors involved—and early detection is the best starting point.

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.

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