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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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Researchers are now questions whether high levels of intense exercise may be bad for the heart. (Photo: Steve McLaughlin/boston.com)

Extreme Exercise

Is Intense Exercise Bad for the Heart? There is growing evidence that high levels of intense exercise may be cardiotoxic and promote permanent structural changes in the heart, which can, in some individuals, predispose them to experience abnormal heart rhythm. A review published
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