tobacco abuse

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 […]
January 13, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 8 – Alternative Medicine

In my latest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize these ten essentials that are necessary to live a happy and […]
January 12, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 7 – Tobacco

In my latest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize these ten essentials that are necessary to live a happy and […]
January 11, 2023

The Ten Commandments of Preventive Medicine – Part 6 – Alcohol

In my latest book, 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I teach people how to utilize these ten essentials that are necessary to live a happy […]
May 27, 2010

Indulging in four unhealthy behaviors ages the average individual by 12 years

It is generally understood that being inactive, eating poorly, smoking, and drinking too much are bad – very bad – for your health. Now, a newly […]
January 28, 2011

Surgeon general issues new tobacco warnings

Congrats to the new Surgeon General, for taking an even stronger stand on tobacco in her recent report, “How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease.: The Los Angeles […]
March 25, 2011

Obesity has cut three to four years from US life expectancy

In my book, SuperSized Kids: How to protect your child from the obesity threat, I predicted that if the current obesity epidemic was not dealt with, that […]
April 15, 2011

Secondhand smoke may increase women’s risk for delivering stillborn babies

By far, my most read and controversial blog this year was, on the “Surgeon general issuing new tobacco warnings.” Now comes another report also likely to […]
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,” […]
September 8, 2011

Brain shrinkage associated with four factors. What can you do starting today to prevent this?

If you could do four things to dramatically reduce your risk of brain shrinkage (especially that caused by dementia, vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or stroke), would […]