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Every year, some 400,000 Americans die from smoking-related illnesses, the vast majority of them caused by cigarettes. As many as 40,000 more die from the effects of inhaling secondhand smoke, making cigarettes one of the leading causes of premature death...
Tags: Medicaid, New York City
The Nov. 28 letter to the editor by Glen Forsch is a case in point for education on the puppy mill ordinance. His “facts” are simply untrue. He states that an outright ban would do nothing to solve the puppy mill problem, but supply and demand...
People trying to quit smoking now have greater access to the state's tobacco telephone help line. The help line - 1-800-QUIT-NOW - has counselors available all hours of the day as of Dec. 1. It will also provide counseling services to teens for the...
Tags: New Year's Day, Health Treatments
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children and, according to the state Department of Public Health, Connecticut's rate of childhood asthma is higher than the national average. That news should prompt government agencies and private...
Tags: Social Issues, Asthma, Poverty, Physical Conditions
TODAY — Academic Steering Committee for Combined Middle Schools meeting, 4:30 p.m., Conkwright Middle School. — Clark County Democratic Woman’s Club meeting, Clark County Public Library. Refreshments served at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p....
The Fitness Center - Orlando SentinelMy folks are creatures of habit, as a lot of seniors are. They wake up early, each down a pot or two of black coffee over cigarettes and a sugary pastry or Suzy Q, then settle into a marathon session in front of the TV to ask each other what this world...
Jill Babchak, 34, of Columbia, has joined Weight Watchers before, but this time around she’s dropping pounds with the help of the organization’s mobile application. “I like it because it has all the restaurants, all the foods, right at...
HealthYou'd go crazy if you tried to keep track of all the days, weeks and months named to commemorate all the ill health conditions out there -- not that they're unworthy. But there is one among all others that promotes a solution that would lead directly to...
With state cigarette taxes to more than double Sunday, experts say some smokers might quit, some will shop elsewhere and some will just pay the extra fee. Earlier this month Gov. Pat Quinn signed a package of bills into law that will slash health care...
Tags: Medicaid, Pat Quinn, Illinois Governor
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- The day Regina West, 53, had her last cigarette last month, her 3-year-old granddaughter picked out a new dress for her at Good Will as a way to say congratulations. The South Bend woman had her first cigarette at 18, and is now about 45...
Thanks to sponsors, participants in Donut Alley event To the editor: The second annual Krumpe’s Donut Alley Rally 5K on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, surpassed all of our expectations with 584 participants, raising $9,012.94 for the Wounded Warrior...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY -- If you're a smoker and you've been waiting for the right time to quit -- today might be a good day. Thursday is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout -- which encourages people who smoke to make a promise to stop. ...
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