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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 [...]Created by Dennis Douda
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 [...]Created by Dana Sparks
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 [...]Created by Dana Sparks
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 [...]Created by Kelley Luckstein
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 [...]Created by Bob Nellis
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 [...]Created by Joel Streed
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 [...]Created by Dana Sparks
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 [...]Created by Ginger Plumbo
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 [...]Created by Dana Sparks
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 CholesterolCreated by Admin
Anyone who's ever tried to quit smoking can tell you, cigarettes are highly addicting. But why is it that some people who try cigarettes can put them down and never get addicted while others get hooked right away? The answer lies in how your brain responds to nicotine.
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If you've ever tried to quit smoking, you know how hard it can be. But if you're having surgery, kicking the habit is worth it. Mayo Clinic researchers say if you quit smoking before surgery, even if it's just the day of surgery, you will reduce your risk of [...]Created by Admin