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Most smokers know that smoking causes breathing problems and lung cancer, but they may not be aware of the other health problems it can cause. (Photo: gunnerl/Getty Images)

Health Risks

Smoking Risks Are More Than Lung Cancer Doctors ask patients about smoking habits for the same reason they check weight, blood pressure, breathing and heart beat during a visit. The answers – much like the results of the other checks – provide information that offers clues to
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Teens have a larger menu of substances that can lead to addiction than ever before, including cough syrup, alcoholic energy drinks or family members’ prescription medications. (Photo: Stock photo)

Teen Substance Abuse

Identifying Teen Alcohol & Drug Abuse The number of teens who abuse tobacco, alcohol, drugs and other substances hasn’t changed much in the past couple of decades — but for those who are prone to addiction for one reason or another, the menu of substances to choose
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Robin Williams at a press conference for his CBS sitcom

Thanks for the Memories

Robin Williams Dies in Apparent Suicide UPDATE: Robin Williams died because of asphyxia from hanging himself in his California home, police confirmed Tuesday. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said Williams suffered “acute superficial” cuts to his wrist, and that a pocket blade
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