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Not All Health Care Providers Told Patients to Quit Smoking

A professional's advice — even if it's about something widely known — can carry a lot of weight. But some professionals may be missing chances to advise patients to quit smoking.

Major Review Shows E-Cigs Likely Less Harmful Than Cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are a newer nicotine product, and the medical community is working to understand their effect on users’ health.

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Memory Loss

Alcohol has established medical links to liver damage, heart trouble and other conditions. But it could also eventually play a part in memory loss.

Painful Childhoods May Prompt Some to Enlist

For kids who grow up in hostile homes, adverse experiences are common. And for some people, joining the armed forces may be an attempt to leave a negative home life behind.

Weaning Newborns With a Plan

When babies are born to mothers who used opiates, they may experience symptoms of withdrawal which require treatment.

Risks of Child Sleep Apnea Treatment

Health risks can result from obstructive sleep apnea in both adults and in children. But some treatments in children may be tricky.

Exercise May Enhance Attention Span in Young Adults

Research has shown that exercise can improve health and raise mood, but the benefits might not stop there. New research suggests exercise may improve attention span.

Insufficient Sleep May Cause False Memories

People often feel foggy when they haven't gotten enough sleep, and new research suggests a lack of sleep could significantly impair memory.

Sleep May Be Key to Health With PTSD

Mental health and physical health tend to be a two-way street — each can affect the other. Having PTSD can affect both, but recent research suggests some of the physical harms associated with PTSD may be the fault of another culprit.

Being Mindful of Parenting Stress

Parenting a child with autism and/or other disabilities can be rewarding yet stressful. Learning to manage that stress can help moms be more effective parents.