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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
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.
Medically Reviewed by UPMC
Categorized as: Living and Wellness
Tagged with: e-cigarette; nicotine; tobacco, electronic cigarette, quit smoking, smoking
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January 2, 2015
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
December 29, 2014
Learn more about how bad habits, including substance and alcohol abuse, poor diet, and lack of reading, can negatively affect your brain.
Categorized as: Neurosurgery and Brain Health
Tagged with: addiction, alcohol, bad habits, brain health, depression, insomnia, junk food, lack of sleep, magnesium, memory loss, permanent mood disorders, Reading, sleep deprivation, smoking, toxic chemicals, vitamin b1, Vitamin B1 deficiency
December 26, 2014
Ready to start the New Year fresh? Check out our list of heart-healthy New Year's resolutions to help you make healthier lifestyle choices in 2015.
Tagged with: alcohol, cholesterol, coronary artery disease, diabetes, exercise, healthy energy, heart, heart disease, heart screenings, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, New Year's Day, New Year's resolutions, smoking, stress, winter
November 1, 2014
E-cigarettes may be becoming more popular, but their dangers are just beginning. Discover how the recent trend is leading to nicotine toxicity.
Medically Reviewed by Poison Center
Categorized as: Family Health, Safety
Tagged with: Pittsburgh, smoking, toxic
February 1, 2014
Learn more about ways to reduce your risk of developing heart disease with these simple tips you can add into your daily routine.
Tagged with: blood pressure, cholesterol, exercise, heart, heart attacks, heart disease, smoking
January 18, 2014
Learn to identify heart attack warning signs and discover changeable risk factors to decrease the likelihood that you will have a heart attack.
Categorized as: Health Topics A-Z, Heart and Vascular Health
Tagged with: chest pain, diabetes, heart attack, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, indigestion, myocardial infraction, obesity, overweight, physical activity, smoking