When Babies Are Forced to Smoke
Some babies may be more likely than others to develop respiratory infections. This is especially true of babies prone to allergies. Secondhand smoke can make the situation worse.
Dangers of Smoking After Surgery
After surgery, the body needs to focus on healing. Smoking may interfere with this healing process. People who smoke after surgery could be putting their bodies at serious risk for complications.
With Hep C, Alcohol is a No Go
For healthy people, a drink or two can be okay. But for people with hepatitis C liver infections, a drink or two a day might be very dangerous.
Dr. Koop – Former Surgeon General – Has Died
He’s probably the most famous Surgeon General who ever served this country. Dr. C. Everett Koop has died at the age of 96. The cause of his death is unknown.
New Method to Lower HIV Risk
Training individuals who use illegal injection drugs on safer practices may help other drug users in the community improve safety. Safer practices could lower risk of spreading HIV.
Got HIV? Higher Pneumonia Risk With Smoking
Smoking is unhealthy for the healthiest of people. But for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), smoking is even worse. Want to stay healthy with HIV? Quit smoking now.
A Link Between Smoking and Bacteria
The dangers of secondhand smoke for children can often show up in unexpected ways. Even some bacterial illnesses can pose a higher risk to children if they're around secondhand smoke.
Lung Cancer Check Advised for COPD Patients
A diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) often is the end result of a lifetime of smoking. So should COPD patients want to get a checkup for lung cancer as well?
HIV Positive? Quit Smoking!
Smoking is bad for everyone, but for people with compromised immune systems like HIV patients—it’s even worse. Smoking cessation can improve HIV treatment plans.
Homeless Youth Interventions
When homeless youths use drugs and alcohol—they are at much higher risks for associated health problems. Nurse-led interventions may be a cost-effective way to encourage sobriety.