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New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among adolescents, and the latest available scientific evidence suggests the use of these products has adverse health effects that may accrue over time, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease over the course of the life of people who use e-cigarettes, according to a new scientific statement …

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A promising new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana.  But what will it cost?  †  Health care/Hospitals

A promising new weight-loss drug could be an obesity game-changer for Louisiana. But what will it cost? † Health care/Hospitals

When thousands of health care providers and scientists gathered earlier this month at a diabetes conference in New Orleans, one particular session stood out. Researchers described a new drug that could help someone lose more than 20% of their body weight, amounting to an average loss of 52 pounds over a year and a half. …

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dr.  Roach: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer not recommended |  news

dr. Roach: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer not recommended | news

Dear Dr. roach: Would you recommend a prophylactic hysterectomy and oophorectomy for a 52-year-old overweight woman to address the increased cancer risk from long-term obesity? – JT Answer: Surgery to prevent ovarian cancer is considered in those who are at the highest risk for ovarian cancer. This means those with genetic syndromes – BRCA 1 …

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How writer David Sedaris defeated alcohol and drugs: ‘Everything I do is extreme.’  †  Entertainment/Life

How writer David Sedaris defeated alcohol and drugs: ‘Everything I do is extreme.’ † Entertainment/Life

David Sedaris may seem like a surprising inspiration for overcoming addiction. Wellness advice is not something he’s known for. A New York Times bestselling author who has been described as witty, irreverent, obsessive, charming, fussy and wickedly deadpan, Sedaris turns otherwise ordinary experiences into brilliantly funny essays that make us laugh, think and often see …

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