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The Healing Power of Quitting Smoking

One more entry on the list of reasons to quit smoking: quitting may help your body heal its wounds. Many doctors, however, may not be talking about this benefit with their patients who smoke.

When Mental Health Affects Physical Health

Women who survive traumatic events may have to fight yet another enemy: an increased risk of diabetes. A healthy diet and overall lifestyle may lower that risk.

Communities Could Curb Binge Drinking

Just after the revelry of New Year's Eve, some sobering news came to light about alcohol consumption in the US. Experts are stressing the importance of community efforts to curb binge drinking.

Are There Cures for Hangovers?

After the last drops of New Year's Eve champagne have been drunk, some revelers may be in a less-than-happy mood when they wake up with a hangover. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure for hangovers — it's really just about not drinking too much and staying hydrated.

Beware the Binge: Drinking May Slow Immune System

You may want to take it slow at that New Year's Eve party. Turning that New Year's drink or two into too many in a short time may lead to injuries and sabotage the body's ability to heal.

Staying Fit to Stay Sharp

Memory and thinking tend to slow down in older adults, but those who stay physically active may keep their minds running smoothly.

E-Readers May Impair Sleep

Love reading before bed? You may want to stick with an old-fashioned book and leave the e-reader on the charger.

Another Reason to Brush: Tooth Loss May Mean Later Health Issues

Keep that dental hygiene up — losing your teeth could mean you’ll slow down more quickly in old age.

Teen Substance Abuse Rates Dropped

Parents may breathe a little easier — fewer teens may be lighting up, getting high and binge drinking.

Bath Salts and Beyond: Poison Centers Save Lives

From bath salts to laundry pods, many items can pose poisoning risks. Calls to poison control centers around the US have not only saved many people's lives, they've also identified new trends in toxic substance exposure.