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Experts Available to Discuss Impacts of New York State's Ban on Fracking

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Stay Smoke-Free for the Holidays

Shopping, traveling, and spending time with the family—the holiday season is an overwhelming combination of joy and stress. For many former tobacco smokers, stress is a trigger to reach for a cigarette. Stay smoke-free during the holidays with these tips.

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Local Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws Negatively Affects Immigrant Hispanics’ Use of Health Care

State and local enforcement of federal immigration laws can have an adverse impact on the use of health care services by immigrant Hispanics, according to a North Carolina-based study by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers.

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Ibuprofen Use Leads to Extended Lifespan in Several Species, Study Shows

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A common over-the-counter drug that tackles pain and fever may also hold keys to a longer, healthier life, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of multiple species, according to research published in the journal Public Library of Science-Genetics.

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The Medical Minute: Full Health Effects of ‘Vaping’ Still Unknown

Cigarettes have been convicted of many crimes over the years. But the jury's still out on whether their younger, more fashionable cousins – electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes – will meet the same fate.

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The Flu Vaccine: It's Not Too Late and Yes, It's Necessary

Children's Hospital Los Angeles infectious diseases specialist Pia Pannaraj, MD, discusses the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine and why opting out should not be an option.

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To Save The Lives Of 5.6 Million Children From Tobacco Use, More Aggressive Actions Must Be Taken, Expert Explains

Officials must use policy, tax and other regulatory tools to stem youth smoking and health effects of tobacco use

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E-Cigarettes Surpass Tobacco Cigarettes Among Teens

In 2014, more teens use e-cigarettes than traditional, tobacco cigarettes or any other tobacco product—the first time a U.S. national study shows that teen use of e-cigarettes surpasses use of tobacco cigarettes.

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Use of Alcohol, Cigarettes, Number of Illicit Drugs Declines Among U.S. Teens

A national survey of students in U.S. middle schools and high schools shows some important improvements in levels of substance use.

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