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Evaluating Campaign Against Smokeless Tobacco

Now the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has awarded a grant to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine to assess the National Spit Tobacco Education Program.

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Millions of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight

Flight attendant Vesta McDermott credits a chance encounter with a passenger in the darkened cabin of a DC-10 with saving her sight. That passenger was an ophthalmologist who recognized the signs of advanced glaucoma in Vesta's left eye.

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Teens Targeted to Kick Smokeless Tobacco Habit

For young people whose new year's resolution is to quit using snuff or chewing tobacco, an Arkansas researcher wants to help them kick the habit. His program, called The PATCH Project, (Program Against Teen CHewing), pay youths to attend classes for six weeks, to wear a nicotine patch and to submit urine samples to prove they have quit.

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Ultrasound Measurement of Neck Arteries: Identifying Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

An ultrasound test of the arteries in the neck may help doctors pick out which patients need aggressive treatment to prevent heart attacks or strokes, according to new findings published in the Jan. 7 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Lifetime Risk for Heart Disease: Lancet Study

For the first time, researchers leading the long-running Framingham Heart Study have estimated the lifetime risk of developing heart disease. At age 40, the lifetime risk is one in two for men, and one in three women. The study results will appear in the January 9 issue of The Lancet.

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Some People Able to Eat What They Want: News Conference

News conference with authors of study published in this week's issue of Science (news release sent out previously): Some people seem able to eat whatever they want and not gain weight. The reason, says a Mayo Clinic study in the January 8 issue of Science, is that they burn hundreds of extra calories in the activities of daily living when they overeat.

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Medical Schools Overlook Health of Gay Men and Lesbians

Medical school curricula will not be complete until physicians teaching in medical schools and in residency programs create programs that address gay men and lesbians' specific health care needs, says a review article published in the current issue of the Journal of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.

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Fidgeting, Moving Around Key to Why Some Don't Gain Weight

Some people seem able to eat whatever they want and not gain weight. The reason, says a Mayo Clinic study in the January 8 issue of Science, is that they burn hundreds of extra calories in the activities of daily living when they overeat.

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TPA Levels Linked to Higher Stroke Risk in Young Women

The amount of a clot-dissolver protein circulating in the blood may be a good predictor of an elevated stroke risk.

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Dying Older Is Cheaper

As baby boomers age and concern grows about the viability of Medicare, a Brigham Young University professor has found that, with regard to overall health care costs incurred after age 65, dying older is cheaper.







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