COPD accounts for more than 134,000 deaths each year in the U.S. -- the third leading cause of death. Tragically, the number of people dying from COPD is growing.
With COPD it often becomes more and more difficult for people to breathe over time because the air sacs that carry air from the nose and mouth to the lungs become less elastic.
Live longer, live healthier, make the lives of those around you healthier (by avoiding your second-hand smoke), and make the Great American Smokeout your personal first anniversary for your smoke-free life.
We have a duty to our country and future generations to work towards turning around the grim statistics of sharply increasing incidences of cancer. We need increased resources for information, education and policies to help protect individuals, families and communities from cancer.
Medicare actually covers up to eight face-to-face counseling sessions a year to help beneficiaries quit smoking. And, if you have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, certain smoking-cessation medications are covered too. Here are some other tips that can help you kick the habit.
November is both National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and COPD Awareness Month -- the perfect two-in-one reminder that the best way to reduce your risk of these and other serious illnesses is to quit smoking. Quitting isn't easy, but you're not alone, there's help available and you CAN do it.
Well, irresistible as traditional mac and cheese is, it's about to get a lot better.
These two smokers in the parking lot understandably are concerned about Ebola impacting their lives yet comforting themselves with the very thing that very likely will kill them.
Throughout this evolution of my diet, I have been amazed and bewildered by the reactions I get from non-vegetarians when I tell someone I'm a vegetarian. Why, all of a sudden, were people who don't alter their diets berating me for not fitting into their idea of what mine should be?
We are deeply investing all we have in a shifting culture with time, energy and minimal resources. We are not selling treatment, we are selling prevention. There is no short term financial model for prevention -- no buildings, machines or treatments.
Do you find yourself wanting to change a particular behavior or habit? But notice yourself returning to it time and time again. If you do, then ...
In order to stop cancer before it starts, we must undergo a multifaceted cultural shift. Cancer prevention is a boundless canopy covering expansive territories of all facets of human health, lifestyle, the environment and social issues to include poverty.
The water smoker is simple to operate, but serious enough for competition cooks.
My mother was a gentle soul. In her best disciplinary voice, a whisper at most, used one time during my teenage years, she said, "Bill, I wish you would not smoke -- it's bad for you."
A growing number of home pit masters have taken to curing and smoking their own bacon, pastrami, jerky, etc.
If we truly are going to guard the next generation, we must engage communities to raise the bar on human health -- with a clear and specific focus on preventing cancer. If our children are going to have a healthier future, then cancer must not be an expected stage of life.