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Great American Smokeout Marks 38th Year of Smokers Kicking the Habit

Today is the 38th Great American Smokeout, which is charmingly abbreviated to GASO. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, it occurs every year on the third Thursday of November and serves as a way to encourage smokers to either take the day to make their quit plan or plan ahead of time to quit on GASO. The idea behind GASO is that by putting down their cigarettes, even for just one day, "smokers will be taking an important step toward a healthier life--one that can lead to reducin… [Read More]

World COPD Day: It’s Not Too Late to Make a Change

Today is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day. Organized by the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD), it is a day to raise awareness and improve care of COPD, which is a group of lung diseases where progressive damage to the airways compromises the ability to breathe. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide and the third leading cause of death in the United States. This number is projected to increase in the coming years, especial… [Read More]

Choose Your Friends—and Your Words—Wisely. Say “No” to Bullying

Last month was National Bullying Prevention Month in the United States; this week is Anti-Bullying Week for our friends and colleagues in the UK. The fact that we have to have these awareness months and weeks means this problem is clearly out of control. In fact, the CDC says bullying is so widespread that is has become a public health problem.   Words Do Hurt   We've all heard the phrase "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Well… [Read More]

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