Article - 2 Minute Read
June 21, 2015
Learn how quitting smoking helps your heart and blood vessels and discover a typical quitter's timeline to learn how your health will improve.
Medically Reviewed by Heart and Vascular Institute
Categorized as: Heart and Vascular Health
Tagged with: blood clots, blood vessels, heart, heart disease, quit smoking, smoking, smoking cessation, Vascular disease
Article - 3 Minute Read
April 7, 2015
Heart surgery can be scary. Learn more about how to prepare for your upcoming procedure and discover a breakdown of the timeline leading up to surgery.
Medically Reviewed by UPMC
Tagged with: Coughing, electrocardiogram, health care team, heart, heart surgery, preparing for heart surgery, quit smoking, x-ray
Article - 1 Minute Read
April 2, 2015
Have you ever seen someone smoking an electronic cigarette (or e-cigarette) in public and wondered how it works? Learn more about the device.
Categorized as: Living and Wellness
Tagged with: e-cigarette; nicotine; tobacco, electronic cigarette, quit smoking, smoking
February 5, 2015
Learn about atrial fibrillation, a common condition that can cause a fast or irregular heartbeat. Discover the risks of this condition and how to prevent it
Tagged with: atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart, heart palpitation, heart-healthy diet, quit smoking, UPMC Center for Atrial Fibrillation
January 2, 2015
Becoming a smoker was a journey. So too is becoming a non-smoker. Read this tips to starting a smoke free life.
Tagged with: cigarettes, quit smoking, smoking cessation, Tobacco
An important part of kicking the smoking habit is figuring out why you smoke. Learn about the 6 reasons why you may like smoking and how to fight them!
Tagged with: habit, Journey to a Smoke-Free Life, nicotine, quit smoking, reasons to quit, relaxation, smoking, smoking cessation, smoking cessation program, stress
Article - 4 Minute Read
December 31, 2014
Discover 31 tips to get help you get back on track to a healthy lifestyle, including small changes you can make to your daily routine to improve your health
Tagged with: backpack safety, diet, exercise, health tips, healthy, New Year's resolutions, posture, quit smoking, safety, sleep, stress, sugar, vitamins, water
December 30, 2014
Discover the common methods for quitting smoking, including cold turkey, self-help, and the tapering method, and learn about smoking cessation programs.
Tagged with: cigarettes, cold turkey method, Journey to a Smoke-Free Life, quit method, quit smoking, self-help method, smoking cessation, tapering method
December 28, 2014
Looking for a resolution for 2015? A popular one is to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Here are five resolutions that can help prevent cancer.
Medically Reviewed by UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Categorized as: Cancer Care, Living and Wellness
Tagged with: annual exam, breast cancer, cancer prevention, cervical cancer, colorectal cancer, diet, exercise, fitness, lung cancer, mammogram, New Year's Day, pap smear, quit smoking