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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One in 30 children suffer from high blood pressure. (Photo: Wavebreakmedia/iStock)

Kids’ Health

Blood Pressure Screening in Children High blood pressure is often thought of as a grown-up problem, but nearly 1 in 30 children suffer from the condition. Unfortunately, many of those pediatric cases go undetected. New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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The Barraks Row Fall Festival takes over Eighth Street SE on Saturday. (Photo: Popville)

Weekend Guide

It’s a Fun-Filled, First Weekend of Fall It’s the first weekend of fall, but the weekend is still full of outdoor activities. Although the forecasts calls for temperatures in the lower-70s, it is also calling for scattered showers. As long as you keep dry, it will be an
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