Nov 20, 2013
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Butt Out: Essential Reasons to Quit Smoking

Despite dire health warnings, one out of five Americans still smokes. If you’re one of them, here are some new reasons to crush that butt. Before you light up your next cigarette, consider this: With every puff, you’re inhaling more than 7,000 chemicals! Hundreds of them are poisonous, and about… Read more »

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Nov 18, 2013
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Shedding More than Pounds

Bariatric surgery can help to free patients from a range of life-threatening health problems. It’s well known that bariatric surgery can produce impressive weight loss. But there’s increasing evidence that it offers other health benefits, too. For example, a recent Swedish study showed weight-loss surgery can prevent diabetes among individuals… Read more »

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Nov 16, 2013
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5 Simple Ways to Avoid Back Pain

Like most people, you probably take your back for granted — until it starts to hurt. At which point you have lots of company. “Eight out of 10 Americans will have back pain at some point in their lives,” says M. Melissa Moon, DO, a physician in the UPMC Department… Read more »

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