The idea that a heart attack is "natural" for a man of only 51 is a dangerous fallacy that medicine has tried very hard to dispel. A heart attack is a disease state caused by specific circumstances, and it needs to -- and can -- be prevented.
How can an illness traditionally associated with smokers or due to passive smoking (due to you inhaling other family members cigarettes) be increasingly affecting individuals without any smoking history? Could epigenetics explain some of this phenomenon?
Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon...
Nostalgia possesses a dangerous power. We remember what never existed; we map feelings we wish to have felt onto songs, objects and people whose real forms remain inaccessible.
Despite great strides in reducing smoking in NYC, our youth smoking rates have remained the same for the past seven years, and tobacco still remains the leading cause of preventable death, killing thousands.
Tobacco regulation is just one example of how the TPP will have damaging effects on the world we live in. We need to expose the deadly flaws in these behind-closed-doors negotiations now, before it's too late.
What do you feel like you have to have first thing in the morning that might give a nutritionist a panic attack? By paying attention to how you feel (how you really feel), you might just realize these substances aren't what you're craving after all.
The best smokers to buy this summer.
Minors shouldn't smoke. There is a law already on the books that covers this. Sales to minors are illegal. Enforce it and leave the adults alone.
I am yet to be convinced that policies such as not hiring or going as far as firing smokers is a better solution than devoting resources to helping them quit (and work).
Amping up our outdoor cooking starts with a good grill.
You might also think that debates over having tobacco industry representatives involved in public health decision-making would be a thing of the past, but not so.
Whenever I see a really big afro in bustling NYC, I get the feeling it's winking at me, saying, "Remember me?" When an afro sighting is followed up by a throwback cigarette or e-cigarette advertisement on a bus shelter I don't smile, for a moment i get genuinely confused what era it is.
Besides taking a lot of blood, sweat and tears, relying on self-control to change our habits may not work so well because, well, we run out of blood, sweat and tears. When our tank is empty, that habit comes rushing back with a vengeance.
The worst thing is that tobacco preys on our youth. Because of this, we must find a way to protect the young, to make way for the future and for earth and its inhabitants.
As a physician, I always encourage patients to make lifestyle changes to improve their health. We aren't able to change our genetic makeup, but we should choose what we eat more carefully because the right foods may be able to prevent kidney disease.