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  Putting the hurt on tobacco addiction Quit smoking 10 ways to resist tobacco cravings Quit-smoking medicines: Boost your chance of success Teen smoking: How to help your teen quit  

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COPD Associated With Increased Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Bottom Line:  A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in older adults was associated with increased risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), especially MCI of skills other than memory, and the greatest risk was among patients who had COPD for more than five years. The study is published [...]

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Headed for the OR? Five Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before the Operation

The answers may make a difference in your outcome ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mar. 10, 2014 — The news that you will need surgery can prompt many questions and a lot of anxiety. Beyond details about your medical condition and treatment options, what should you ask your surgeon before the operation? Whatever you [...]

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Memory loss: 7 tips to improve your memory Degenerative changes in the spine: Is this arthritis? What is atrial fibrillation? Understand food labels to avoid allergic reactions Quitting smoking: 10 ways to resist tobacco cravings

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Women Urged to Take Charge for Better Heart Health

When it comes to heart disease, men and women are not created equal, says the founder of Mayo Clinic's Women's Heart Clinic Sharonne Hayes, M.D. "Women have more risk factors and they have different risk factors," says Dr. Hayes. "Some of those are autoimmune diseases, like lupus and rheumatoid [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Healthy lifestyle choices, timely medical care important in treating COPD

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 51 and was recently diagnosed with COPD. It was caught early, and I don’t have many symptoms. Is there anything I can do to keep it from getting worse? What treatments are available for someone in the early stages of the disease? ANSWER: There are definitely [...]

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National Pharmacy Says No Tobacco

The CVS Pharmacy chain is announcing it will stop selling all tobacco products by Oct. 1, 2014. Richard Hurt, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center, says this move is long overdue and is an act of courage. "This is a big deal. It's another giant step toward returning us to the social norm [...]

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Expert Comments on Surgeon General Report About Smoking

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States and leads to a host of cancers and illnesses. A new report by the Surgeon General released today, The Health Consequences of Smoking, highlights a half a century of progress in tobacco control and prevention since the [...]

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Mayo Clinic Researchers Identify Biomarker for Smoker's Lung Cancer

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Sept. 19, 2013 — Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that a specific protein pair may be a successful prognostic biomarker for identifying smoking-related lung cancers. The protein — ASCL1 — is associated with increased expression of the RET oncogene, a particular cancer-causing gene called RET. The findings appear in [...]

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  On Saturday, Nov. 30, we will rebroadcast our program with Richard Hurt, M.D., and Jon Ebbert, M.D., from the Nicotine Dependence Center.  For 25 years, the Nicotine Dependence Center has been helping tobacco users kick the habit.  What have they discovered about tobacco dependence and improving treatment for smokers?  We’ll find out. We hope [...]

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Tobacco Dependence: 45 Million Americans Still Lighting Up

Mayo Clinic's Nicotine Dependence Center (NDC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As one of the first centers in the country to focus exclusively on treatments for tobacco dependence when it opened in 1988, the NDC has been at the forefront of the battle of nicotine addiction nationally as well as globally, offering the [...]

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Risks and Benefits of Stopping Smoking

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 14, 2012.  Stopping smoking — at any age — offers almost immediate health benefits, according to the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Recent reports about side effects of drugs used to help stop smoking shouldn't dissuade smokers from trying to quit. Side effects from [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: For those with diabetes, smoking can increase complications

Dear Mayo Clinic: Does smoking have an effect on diabetes? Answer: Yes. There is some evidence that cigarette smoking can raise the risk of developing diabetes. And for those who have diabetes, smoking can increase the number of complications from the disease, as well as the severity of those complications. Someone who [...]

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Smoking and Cholesterol: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Just in case lung cancer and emphysema weren't enough, in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Lowell Dale gives another reason to stop smoking. To listen, click the link below. Smoking and Cholesterol

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In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Steven Amesdiscusses the smoking cessationdrug Chantix. To listen, click the link below. Chantix

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Smoking and Young Adults

While smoking rates have generally been headed down, there's one that's group bucking that trend.  In this episode of Medical Edge Radio, Mayo Clinic Dr. Steven Amesdiscusses smoking and young adults. To listen, click the link below. Smoking & Young Adults

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Binge Drinking and Smoking

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic, Dr. Steven Ames talks about the relationship between binge drinking and smoking. To listen, click the link below. Binge Drinking & Smoking

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Secondhand Smoke

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Lowell Dale discusses the dangers of secondhand smoke. To listen, click the link below. Secondhand Smoke

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Benefits to Kicking the Habit

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Steven Ames outlines the benefits to quitting smoking. To listen, click the link below. Benefits to Kicking the Habit

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How Long Can it Take to Quit Smoking

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Lowell Dale discusses why it can take so long to kick the habit. To listen, click the link below. How Long Can It Take to Quit Smoking

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