smoking cessation

February 2, 2023

Monthly Family Update – February 2023

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: At First Light becomes an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller At First Light honored at the National WWII Museum […]
January 31, 2023

My WWII book “At First Light” becomes an Amazon.com #1 Best Seller

I was so happy to learn this week that the ratings for my and Mike Yorkey’s WWII book about my father’s heroism and exploits, At First […]
January 28, 2023

My dad’s covert role in wartime Lipizzaner horse rescue revealed

Here’s a January 22, 2023 excerpt from my and Mike Yorkey’s award-winning WWII book, At First Light: A True World War II Story of a Hero, […]
January 26, 2023

“At First Light” featured at The National WWII Museum in NOLA

I was delighted to have my son, Scott, join me at the National WWII Museum in NOLA as they featured my and Mike Yorkey’s book about […]
January 24, 2023

Goodbye “Medical News You Can Use”

After over 25 years as a part-time medical journalist, I’m hanging up this hat. It’s been a fun run (details below), but I’m in a new […]
January 20, 2023

The best book review I have ever received

After having written over forty books, I’ve been pleased with and have suffered through countless reviews from professional reviewers and readers. Fortunately, most have been very […]
January 15, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 10 – Smoke and CO Detectors

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary in living a happy and […]
January 14, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 9 – Automobile Safety Devices

In my newest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize ten essentials that are necessary in living a happy and […]
December 9, 2009

Nicotine Patch Plus Lozenge Best Therapy for Smoking Cessation

MedScape is reporting “An important head-to-head study of smoking cessation therapies shows that combination treatment with a nicotine patch plus lozenge almost doubles the rate of […]
December 9, 2009

Nicotine patches and gum likely safe during pregnancy

Nicotine patches and gum seem to be safe and effective in pregnant women, according to a new study. Such patches and gum have been shown to […]
December 8, 2010

Heavy smoking more than doubles the odds of developing Alzheimer’s

USA Today reports that, according to a study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, “heavy smoking in midlife more than doubles your odds of developing […]
December 27, 2010

Should smokers get a screening CT scan?

With the news that CT scans — or computerized tomography — can prevent lung cancer deaths, smokers and ex-smokers may wonder whether they should ask for […]
May 22, 2011

Chantix may work better if taken weeks before stopping smoking

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reported, “The smoking-cessation drug Chantix (varenicline) may work better if people take it several weeks before trying to quit,” […]
October 26, 2011

Cytisine helps smokers cheaply and safely kick the habit

Here’s a new study that may some real good news for smokers wanting to quit. Tabex (cytisine), a drug “developed in Bulgaria during the Soviet era, […]