Month: December 2009

Help available to stop smoking

LaPorte Regional Health System will offer several smoking cessation resources. # Choose To Be Tobacco Free is a program designed to explore, discover and uncover a plan that will work for individuals determined to end their addiction to smoking. The…

Emphysema Linked to Secondhand Smoke

Childhood exposure to environmental tobacco smoke correlated with increased evidence of emphysema on lung scans of nonsmoking adults, data from a large cohort study showed. Structural and quantitative indices of emphysema differed significantly on CT lung scans of adults with…

Assistance available to quit smoking

THE VILLAGES — As the New Year approaches, some residents are creating their resolution lists, and “quit smoking” could be their top goal. Local health department officials remind residents about smoking-cessation programs and tips that can help them carry through…

Women wrinkle more easily than men

Findings from a new study published in the November/December issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), a publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), suggest that gender-specific differences in the perioral skin (skin surrounding the mouth) account for…

Students against smoking

High school students across Kentucky gathered at the Adron Doran University Center (ADUC) last week for the annual Help Overcome Tobacco Conference. Students who attended the conference said the Help Overcome Tobacco (HOT) organization is making a difference. “I think…